Vermilion County Farm Bureau
held its 105th Annual Meeting
on Tuesday, November 28.
Inspirational speaker Steve
Gilliland gave a fantastic pre-
sentation, urging the crowd to
"Enjoy the Ride." In addition to
electing directors, three awards were presented.
Ohlmiller Is AITC Teacher of the Year
Speaking up for agriculture is a
never-ending passion for Mary Ellen
Fricke. Her past professional roles
have included developing marketing
strategies for agri-businesses like
Golden Harvest and DMI. She served
as Illinois Farm Bureau’s promotion
manager for 15 years, working on
campaigns for promotional commit-
tees and statewide campaigns.
She’s always looking for a way to share the farmer’s story, whether through Trivia Night questions or contests at Danville Dans games.
We Are The 96%
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.
Casey's is promoting the "We Are The 96%" campaign during harvest, with stores across Illinois provided flyers featuring farm families on pizza boxes ordered during October. So if you're picking up a pizza to take to the field, or home to the family, look for the We Are The 96% flyer.
Resolutions Committee an unprecedented three times and guided the organization through changes in membership processing at the state level. He continues to be active by supporting Foundation activities and staying connected to current board actions.
Calendar of Events
IFB Annual Meeting - December 2-5
Holiday Foods Pickup Date - December 14
Board of Directors Meeting - December 21
Office Closed for Christmas - December 25-26
Office Closed for New Years - January 1
Farm Bureau Holds 105th
the Classroom has been a natural partnership to bring agriculture and science alive within the classroom. It teaches children how to interact positively with nature and understand where their food and resources come from.
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David Sadler has immersed himself into making Vermilion County Farm Bureau better. Dave was first elected to the board in 2004. Two years later, he became President and held that role for eight years. During this time, he served on the state
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Fricke Named Spokesperson of the Year
Mindy Ohlmiller is the Kindergarten grade teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Danville. She takes a fun – and sometimes silly – approach to teaching her students. They enjoy choosing names for their hatching chicks or observing squirrels eating pumpkin seeds after the class read Pumpkin Jack. She says that Ag in
Sadler Receives Distinguished Service Award
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