Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918
Upcoming Events

Half-Century of Progress - August 28-30

Farm Progress Show - September 1-3

AITC Open House - September 2

Labor Day, Office Closed - September 7

IAITC Bike Ride - September 7-10

Board of Directors - September 17




 
 


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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!


More Member-Only Discounts


FarmWeek Headlines

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Aug 28, 2015 01:00AM

Grain safety scavenger hunt set for FPS

If you've got a youngster ages 12 to 19 attending the Farm Progress Show, encourage them to take a grain safety scavenger hunt.

Aug 27, 2015 01:00AM

Top four entries in wheat yield contest surpass 100 bushels

Say hello to the century club for Illinois wheat.

Aug 26, 2015 10:30AM

U of I: Corn/Soy Classics ended

Staff retirements and budget woes are blamed for ending the program, which began in 1998.

Aug 26, 2015 10:15AM

Monsanto ends bid to purchase Syngenta

Monsanto called off its bid to buy Syngenta, after Syngenta rejected its latest $46 billion offer.

Aug 26, 2015 01:00AM

Wheat crop insurance changes to note

Illinois wheat farmers can buy additional crop insurance next year. The deadline for purchasing winter wheat crop insurance policies is September 30.

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AITC Open House Set
With Vermilion County schools now back in session, it's also time to think about Ag in the Classroom starting back up for the new school year. We'll kick off the year with the annual Ag in the Classroom Open House on Wednesday, September 2. The Open House is 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. Teachers can come look at all the materials available to them for the school year. They'll also be signing up for classroom presentations.


Bike Ride Coming Through Vermilion County
The 20th - and last - IAITC Bike Ride for Ag in the Classroom will be September 7-10, 2015. The 80 mile ride on Tuesday, September 8, will come through Vermilion County. Ride highlights include Kickapoo State Park, Danville, lunch in Temple Plaza, Tilton and Catlin before returning to Champaign. Riders can ride just one day or all three days. Registration information can be downloaded on the attached form.
This is the 3rd IAITC Bike Ride that will pass through Vermilion County. We're excited to again welcome the riders later this fall.

Click here to download a Bike Ride registration form.




Barn Door Open A Success
The 11th annual Barn Door Open was a great success on Thursday, July 30 at Turtle Run Golf Club. This yearly fundraiser for the Ag in the Classroom program had 21 teams participate this year. We anticipate raising close to $7,200 again this year. The proceeds will help Vermilion County children learn about agriculture and where their food comes from.
We thank all our sponsors for their support, especially our title sponsors: Farm Credit Illinois and Illini FS.
Click here to see the list of sponsors for this year

 


Save on Theme Park Tickets
Farm Bureau M and A+ members can save from $5.49 to more than $25 on adult theme park tickets this summer through Vermilion County Farm Bureau.
One-day tickets for Six Flags-St. Louis, Holiday World, and Kings Island are now available, and can be purchased with check or cash in our office. 
Save on your summer vacations - get your theme park tickets through Farm Bureau!

Click here for pricing details
 





Farmers' Market in Downtown Danville
The Downtown Danville Farmers' Market has kicked off the 2015 season. The markets are held Wednesday and Saturdays, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm on the west side of the Danville Public Library, corner of N. Vermilion and E. Seminary Streets in Danville. Many of the Saturdays will have events and entertainment available as well. Stop by during the summer and support our local growers.



 

New Plat Book Now Available
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new 2015 Plat Book is now on sale at the Farm Bureau office. The book features side-by-side maps of aerial photos and landowners for the unincorporated areas of Vermilion County. Pricing varies depending on your Farm Bureau membership classification. They can also be mailed out if payment is received in advance. Plat books make great presents for that hard-to-buy-for farmer or outdoorsman. Stop by the Farm Bureau office and get yours today.




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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