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.
Ag Secretary Visits Georgetown Fair
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue stopped at the Georgetown Fair on Monday, August 7 as part of his "Back To Our Roots" RV Tour. He visited with farmers at the Farm Credit Illinois dinner, and made some brief remarks during the Open Steer show. He was joined by his wife, Mary, and Congressman John Shimkus.
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.
Rohrscheib Named IFB YL Achievement Award Winner
Lynn Rohrscheib, of Fairmount, was named the winner of the 2017 Illinois Farm Bureau’s Young Leader Achievement Award. The award recognizes young farmers who derive the majority of their income from farming for their efforts in production agriculture, leadership ability, and involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. A member of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Young Leaders since 2003, Rohrscheib is actively involved in her local FFA alumni chapter, and served as a district director for the Illinois FFA Alumni. She is also Chairman of the Illinois Soybean Association board, having served on the board the past five years. Lynn Rohrscheib farms with her parents, Vernon and Mary, and her sister, Stacey, continuing quite a family legacy in production agriculture. Rohrscheib represents the fifth generation to farm on her father’s side of the family and at least sixth generation on her mother’s side. Rohrscheib will represent Illinois in competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN next January.
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.
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