​​ Vermilion County Farm Bureau
  Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918

Local Farmers Organizes Hay Donation for Kansas Wildfire Victims

Hats off to Vern and Lynn Rohrscheib for their efforts to collect and deliver nearly 240 round bales of hay to Kansas farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires. They also took a trailer load of 200 square bales, supplies, and a pallet of feed donated by Georgetown Ridge-Farm FFA. Thanks to all the area farmers that donated hay, trucks and money for fuel. As Lynn said, "Agriculture is a tight-knit community, and farmers are always willing to help those in need, whether it's down the road or across the country.

Young Leaders Donate to Georgetown Food Pantry

Vermilion County Farm Bureau's Young Leaders Committee recently made a $500 donation to the Georgetown Township Food Pantry. The funds came from the IFB's Harvest for All program, which raises money through the sale of die-cast tractors and money from the American Farm Bureau YF&R Conference. 

Shown receiving the check is food pantry coordinator Judy Rahm, who said their food pantry serves 400 families. Presenting the gift are Young Leaders Committee members Aaron Immke (left), Kelli Lyons (with the check) and Kaitlin Harden (right).

Fourez Elected to IFB Board
Steve Fourez of Vermilion County has been elected to a two-year term on the Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He will represent District 12, which encompasses Vermilion, Champaign, Douglas, and Edgar counties. He previously served as the Vermilion County Farm Bureau president from 2001 to 2006. He also served on the IFB Farm Profitability Action Team, chair and vice chair of the IFB GrassRoots Issue Teams (GRITs) rural life committee. He replaces Chris Hausman, of Champaign County, who completed his 10 years on the IFB Board.

Solar Projects Information Meeting

If you've been approaches about a solar project or other utility easement on your property, then Farm Bureau members should attend this Solar Project Information Meeting. Illinois Farm Bureau's director of regulatory affairs Rae Payne and attorney Garrett Thalgott have worked with these projects in other counties. They'll talk about the terms of a contract and items landowners should consider before signing an agreement.
Monday, July 17     1:30 pm     Farm Bureau Auditorium

Trivia Night is Fun Experience
A wild Mardi Gras was the scene of the 2017 Farm Bureau Trivia Night. There were 22 krewes (teams) participating, and everyone had a great time.
Over $6,300 was raised for Ag in the Classroom.
THANK YOU to all our teams, sponsors and volunteers for a great evening!
Click here to see pictures from Trivia Night.