During research in 2021 & 2022, consumers
perceive that only 47% of Illinois farms are family-
owned. The reality is 96% of Illinois farms are
family-owned and operated. Illinois Farm
Families coalition - which includes Illinois
Farm Bureau - has developed a statewide
advertising campaign to increase awareness
of Illinois family farm ownership and build trust
in Illinois farmers. The campaign kicked off with an
ad during the Super Bowl, and will continue April thru
June across the state. The campaign was also a prominent component of our Ag Week placemats in restaurants
across Vermilion County.
Vermilion County Farm
Bureau members are
urged to post signs on
their property to
promote the IL Farm
Bureau $1,000 Crime
Reward Program. It offers a $1,000 reward to the person that gives information leading to the felony conviction of a person or persons committing theft, damage to property, arson or similar felony crimes against ag production-related property in Illinois. The signs are available at the Farm Bureau office. The first sign is free, with additional signs available for cost ($2.50). There are also stickers available that the be placed on your property as a deterrent to rural crime.
Calendar of Events
National Farm Safety & Health Week - Sept 17-23
Board of Directors Meeting - September 21
First Day of Fall - September 23
Office Closed for Columbus Day - October 9
Board of Directors Meeting - October 19
Glow Bingo Party in the Barn - November 4
Daylight Savings Time Ends - November 5
VCFB Annual Meeting - November 28
Add your barn to the VCFB Barn Catalog
Help us preserve our
heritage by adding
your barn to the catalog.
Click on the barn to submit the information about your barn.
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Illinois Farms Are Family-Owned
Harvest season can be particularly dangerous for farmers with long hours and stress of weather delays, equipment breakdowns or high operating costs. We're working together to ensure farmers make it home safely to their families at night.
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