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Brian DeAth Selected as New
Farm Bureau President
Illinois Farms Are
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.
Vermilion County Farmers Have A Top 10 Year in Corn, Soybeans
Vermilion County Farm Bureau
Board of Directors recently selected
Brian "BJ" DeAth (left in photo) as the
20th person to be President of VCFB.
He succeeds Dennis Smith, who
completed his eight-year tenure as
president at the end of the year.
DeAth was first elected to the Board
of Directors in 2018 and has been
an active participant. He farms in the Indianola area with his wife Laura, son Wyatt and twin daughters Lily and Lucy.
Calendar of Events
Board of Directors - March 16
National Agriculture Week - March 19-25
BAGI Scholarship Deadline - April 1
Office Closed for Good Friday - April 7
Board of Directors - April 20
Earth Day - April 22
Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Deadline - May 1
IVET Deadline - May 15
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.
Once again, Vermilion County farmers had an outstanding year raising corn and soybeans across the county.
ranked 10th in corn
production by raising
46.41 million bushels.
The yield of 218.4
bushels per acre was
just .4 short of the
record set in 2018.
We also maintained our top 10 string in soybean production by raising 14.466 million bushels of beans, good for 6th in Illinois. The bean yield was 67.6 bushels per acre.
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.
The 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.
Our Ag Week placemats will be in restaurants next week sharing more about our farmers here in Vermilion County.
Click here to learn more about the "We are the 96" campaign.
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