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Member Discount Spotlight

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, bail bond cards

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

Click here for details!


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FarmWeek Headlines

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Apr 16, 2014 08:00AM

FarmWeek for April 14

Here is your April 14 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.

Apr 16, 2014 01:00AM

Critical need for agriculture teachers in Illinois

Illinois faces a critical need for agriculture education graduates to instruct the state's next generation of agronomists, animal scientists, agribusinessmen, farmers and ag teachers.

Apr 15, 2014 01:15PM

ADM announces business changes

ADM is selling off its South American fertilizer operations to Mosaic; pursuing the sale of its chocolate business; and acquiring the remaining stake in the firm A.C. Toepfer.

Apr 14, 2014 03:05PM

USDA: Corn planting at 3% complete

Three percent of the nation's corn crop is currently planted.

Apr 14, 2014 01:00AM

Publisher seeking centennial or older Illinois family farms

A publisher of a future book on historic Illinois family-owned farms will feature those certified as centennial or sesquicentennial farms by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA).

(c) 2014, iNet Solutions Group. All rights reserved.

 


AITC Offers Free Water Workshop
Vermilion County Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program is offering teachers a free workshop on Thursday, April 24. "A Drop of Water" will provide teachers lessons, demonstrations and experiments they can take back to their classrooms. Vermilion County Soil & Water Conservation District will give a demonstration of their Rainfall Simulator. All teachers will receive an Illinois Ag in the Classroom Resource Guide to Water, and will be eligible to receive 2 CPDUs. The program runs 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. Registration is required by April 22. You can call 217-442-8713 or email aitc.vcfb@comcast.net. 


Watch for Farm Equipment on Area Roadways

Farming can be a dangerous occupation. Sometimes that danger involves other motorists that aren't paying attention. In Illinois, there were more than 200 roadway collisions involving farm equipment and other motorists last year. In Vermilion County, there have been at least four accidents involving vehicles running into farm equipment.
Motorists need to be cautious when approaching equipment on the roads. When passing on the left, make sure that the farm driver is not slowing down to turn left into a field, township road or farm driveway. 
If everyone's patient and slows down around farm equipment, we'll all have a safe spring farming season.



New Vermilion County Farm Bureau Discount with Toyota of Danville
Vermilion County Farm Bureau M members and A+ participants can now purchase a new Toyota vehicle from Toyota of Danville for just 2% over dealer invoice.
“We’re excited about this opportunity our members have to save money and work with a local dealer,” said Farm Bureau Executive Director Kerry Wienke. 
“In addition to the discount Farm Bureau M members and  A+ participants receive, T
oyota of Danville will make a $25 contribution to the Ag in the Classroom program for each new vehicle purchased,” said Mike Weidenburner, Business Development Manager with Toyota of Danville. 
The 2% over dealer invoice discount is good on all new Toyota models, but it is only available at Toyota of Danville, located at 2106 Georgetown Road in Tilton. 
For more information about this new discount, contact the Farm Bureau office at 217-442-8713.




2nd Annual Trivia Night A Great Success
We had a great time at our Luau for Learning Trivia Night on March 1. This year's tropical destination is Gilligan's Island, and our guest lived up to that theme, with many dressing as characters from show.

The winning team was the Crazy Allenders, Jim & Crystal Allen's family team.

We want to give a special thanks to our sponsors:
Title Sponsors: Country Financial-Rick Rotramel, Dave Harby, Alan Puzey & Mark Stutsman and Illini FS
Round Sponsors: Vermilion Chevrolet, Knights of Columbus,
Bank of Rossville, Top Shelf Replicas, Sharon Dixon-Cetera Financial Advisors, Anthem Chevrolet, Mark & Susie Willard and David & Linda Sadler

Thanks to all our great sponsors and teams, we were able to raise nearly $4,000 for Ag in the Classroom program here in Vermilion County!



Farm Bureau Members meet with Members of Congress
Vermilion County Farm Bureau members had the rare opportunity to meet with and ask questions of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman John Shimkus in the same meeting. The Ag & Rural Issues meeting was February 20 in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. The members thanked our federal legislators for their support of the recently passed Farm Bill, as well as the Water Resources Development Act, RFS, and tax reform.





 
Ag Day at DACC
April 10

Board of Directors
April 17

Farm Bureau Office Closed - Good Friday
April 18

A Drop of Water Workshop
April 24

AITC 5K Grow & Go
May 10

Board of Directors
May 15





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