Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918

 
Upcoming Events
A Capsule in Time - July 26

Farm Income & Innovation Conference - July 27

VCFBF Barn Door Open - July 28

Young Leaders Committee - August 2

Deadline to order Peaches - August 5

Georgetown Fair - August 6-13

Farm Bureau Day at G'town Fair - August 11

Fall Ag Outlook Meeting - August 15

Peaches Pickup Day - August 17

Board of Directors - August 18


   


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"On the Farm"
Reports
 
Weekdays 6:50 am

 

Associate Members:
Boost Your Benefits with the
A+ Program!

A+ program allows associate 'A' members to choose the level of activities and services they wish to use, A+ participants will receive: 
* local merchant discounts
* theme park tickets
* reduced prices on food orders,
bus trips, plat books

The cost of the A+ program
is just $10, in addition to your Farm Bureau dues.

Click here for details!


More Member-Only Discounts


FarmWeek Headlines

http://FarmWeekNow.com/newswire.aspx?c=1

Jul 27, 2016 01:00AM

An Illinois Farm Bureau capsule in time

As part of a yearlong recognition of its centennial, Illinois Farm Bureau revealed contents of a time capsule sealed by Illinois farmers more than 50 years ago.

Jul 27, 2016 01:00AM

Conservation award nominees sought

Nominees sought for Conservation Legacy Award.

Jul 27, 2016 01:00AM

New conservation data portal available

The portal provides access to thousands of available datasets on human well-being and natural ecosystems.

Jul 26, 2016 02:31PM

Despite EU approvals, weed control options don't change

Full product launches are expected in 2017; IFB official offers cautions for this year's crops.

Jul 26, 2016 01:31PM

TPP not off the table yet

Former USDA secretary says the deal is still alive in both prospective presidential camps.

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Free Tickets for Members to the Georgetown Fair
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is providing free admission tickets to the Georgetown Fair for Thursday, August 11. The tickets will save you the $4 gate admission fee. The Barnyard Tractor Pull is in the Grandstand that evening (a $3 admission is required for the grandstand).



Farm Bureau Taking Orders for Fresh Peaches
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is once again taking orders for fresh southern Illinois peaches. They come from Rendleman Orchard in Alto Pass, a family farm in their 143rd year. Orders are due by Friday, August 5, with pick up at the Farm Bureau office tentatively scheduled for August 17. Those ordering will be receive confirmation prior to the date.

Click here for a peaches order form




Farm Bureau Host Dans for Farm Visit
Vermilion County Farm Bureau hosted the Danville Dans for a visit to a farm recently. The group talking about farming in Illinois, and what is involved in raising food. They players - from colleges all over the country - got to climb into a tractor and combine to get a feel for the size of the equipment. The group also interacted over a cookout supper.




Farm Bureau Meets With State Senator Bennett
Members of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Legislative Committee met with State Senator Scott Bennett in Dennis Smith's farm shop recently. The main topic of discussion was the ongoing budget situation in Illinois. Those present talked about the impact the lack of funding was having on Soil & Water Conservation Districts, county fairs, FFA and ag education, and local governments. Sen. Bennett share some of the activities that had taken place, and that they will be back in session June 29. We appreciate the Senator taking time out of his schedule to meet with Vermilion County farmers.


Sign Up Now for Barn Door Open

The 12th Annual Barn Door Open will be held on Thursday, July 28. The fundraiser for Ag in the Classroom will again be held at Turtle Run Golf Club in Danville.
Registration for teams, hole sponsors, and other supporters is now available.

Download a registration form here






Be Aware of Farm Equipment on Roads
When the fields dry out, farmers will be back out in their fields to finish this spring's plating.
Farmers are working hard to get fields ready for planting. Their equipment will be on the roads moving from field to field. Everyone needs to be alert to this farming activity and be safe on rural roadways.
And farmers need to make sure they use their warning lights and have a proper SMV emblem visible from the rear of their equipment.
 
Together we can make this a safe spring.




New Travel Discount Available
Vermilion County Farm Bureau members can now save $50 per person on any tour offered by Collette Tours. Whether it's a bus trip through the Rockies or travel to England or Austrailia, Collette has a number of trips avaialble throughout the year.
Click here to check out this new member discount!




New Program Benefits Members & Animal Shelter

Vermilion County Farm Bureau has a new member benefit that will cover the adoption fees for one cat or dog each month for the next year at the Vermilion County Animal Shelter.   The fee waiver will be given to the first Associate ‘A+’ or Farming ‘M’ member requesting the offer each month.  That’s a savings of $75 to $125 on the adoption expenses, which includes having pets spayed or neutered, a health exam, first round of vaccinations, and first-year rabies shot and tag.

There is no expiration time during the month – it’s good until the first qualifying member uses the program.  

Pets available for adoption at the shelter changes every day.  Stop by and see all of the adorable cats and dogs.  The Vermilion County Animal Shelter is located at 14775 Catlin Tilton Road (across from the nursing home).  Adoption hours are Monday through Friday – 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 2nd/4th Saturdays – noon to 3:00 p.m.

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