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Wednesday November 8, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Check your risk of stroke with a Stroke Detection Plus wellness screening Wed., Nov. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at McLean County Farm Bureau office 2242 Westgate Drive, Bloomington.

Farm Bureau members can receive four screenings for $100, a $35 discount!

Screenings include stroke/carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and an osteoporosis/bone density test.

An EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation can be added to your screening for $35.  Advance appointments are required. Please call (877) 732-8258 to schedule your appointment.

Posted by MCFB on October 31, 2017

Friday November 10, 2017 8:30 AM

Interested in the possibility of using a drone to capture data about your farm?

Check out the Central Illinois Drone conference hosted by Heartland Community College Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Early Bird registration price through Nov. 1 is $69 per person and includes lunch. After Nov. 1st the cost is $99.

Discounts are available for students, Chamber of Commerce members and group registration.

The conference will offer demonstrations and presentations from national and local drone experts representing agriculture, insurance, education, communications, the Federal Aviation Administration and more.

Topics include choosing the right equipment, making legal flight plans and making the most of your data. Two breakout sessions will focus specifically on agricultural drones:

  • Real-time Drone Use in Ag
  • Getting Started with Drones on Your Farm

For more information and to register for the conference, visit the Bloomington Normal Economic Development Council website: or call (309) 268- 8160.

Posted by MCFB on October 31, 2017

Wednesday November 15, 2017 5:00 PM

Click here for details & the application.

Posted by MCFB on November 1, 2017

Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00 AM

Save the Date for a Tailgate! McLean County Farm Bureau Young Leaders and their families are invited to a tailgating event Sat.,
Nov. 18 before the final Illinois State University home football game of the season.

Tailgating will start at 11 a.m. in the Ropp Agriculture Building. The event will be co-sponsored by the ISU Collegiate Farm Bureau.

Join us for lunch, fun & door prizes! Tickets for the game can be purchased below. $20 per adult & $10 per child (ages 12 & younger).

Event date is past

Posted by MCFB on November 3, 2017

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Find tips for marketing your crops in current conditions at the Farm Assets Conference Tuesday, November 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Marriott in Normal. Cost is $35 and includes lunch.

Speakers will take a look at what’s shaping the next farm bill, the weather outlook, the land market and precision conservation management.

The Illinois Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting will take place before the conference at 8 a.m.

Click here for details and registration information.

The event is hosted by the University of Illinois, Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA), the TIAA center for Farmland Research and Farm Credit.

Posted by MCFB on November 14, 2017

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Posted by MCFB on November 13, 2017

Thursday December 7, 2017 11:30 AM

Farm Bureau members of retirement age are invited to attend the annual Prime Timers Christmas luncheon Thurs., Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen FS, 402 N Hershey Rd in Bloomington.

Entertainment and a catered lunch will be provided.

Please sign-up to attend by Nov. 29.

2 signed up so far.


Posted by MCFB on November 14, 2017

Tuesday December 19, 2017 8:15 AM to 1:15 PM

University of Illinois Extension will present the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit Tues., Dec. 19 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino near Peoria, IL.

The program runs from 8:15 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. and includes lunch. Speakers include members of the farmdoc team in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics the University of Illinois.

The event will address management decisions for farmers in the face of low grain prices and current economic conditions.

  • Topics on the agenda for the summits include:
  • Agricultural Commodity Price Outlook for 2018
  • What’s Up with Soybean Yields?
  • Farm Policy Review & Outlook for the 2018 Farm Bill
  • Financial Position of Illinois Farms: Where We are At & Where to From Here
  • Habits of Financially Resilient Farms
  • Crop Economics: Crop Choice and Rental Decisions

Cost to attend is $70 in advance or $75 at the door. You can save $5 by registering online. Click here to register or call Nancy Simpson (217) 244-9687.

Posted by MCFB on November 13, 2017