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News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau.

FFA Members ‘Maximize’ Potential at Conference

Five local FFA members explored ways to “Maximize” leadership and professional skills at the Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliates Youth Conference April 10-11 in East Peoria. McLean County Farm Bureau offers sponsorship for one student from each local FFA chapter that participates in our annual Acquaintance Day program to attend the conference. Chapters can send… read more

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Prairie Bounty of Illinois Resource

Looking for fresh vegetables, meat or eggs? Check out the Prairie Bounty of Illinois, a directory of direct-from-the-farm sellers, farmers’ markets and agritourism businesses available online: Click here. Provided by the Illinois Farm Bureau® and the Illinois Specialty Growers Association, the directory contains contact information and locations for more than 900 individual growers of fruits, vegetables and… read more

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Solar Energy Resources Available

Landowners who received solicitation letters for possible solar development on their property had the chance to learn more about the process and important lease considerations at a meeting held April 12 in Bloomington. More than 180 people attended the event, hosted by McLean County Farm Bureau for landowners contacted by Cypress Creek Renewables. Since the meeting,… read more

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April Messenger Online

Check out the latest news from McLean County Farm Bureau in the April Messenger. Find it in your April 10 FarmWeek or click here to read it online. Highlights include: McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Trivia Night Fundraiser Solar Energy Landowner Meeting – April 12 McLean County Young Leader Food Drive Prime Timers to Tour New… read more

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Stewardship Key for Dicamba Use

By Richard Guebert, Jr., President, Illinois Farm Bureau® Weeds. They’re one of the more mundane, yet formidable, challenges farmers face each year. They represent a key pest to farms around the world and rob crops of much-needed nutrients, sunlight and access to available water. As farmers, we’re always looking for new technologies to help manage… read more

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Solar Energy Meeting for Landowners

McLean County Farm Bureau will host a meeting for landowners regarding solar energy leases Wed., April 12 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is specifically for landowners who have received solicitations and/or contracts for a solar project in McLean County. PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE – Meeting will be in the West Expo at the McLean County Fairgrounds… read more

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O’Neall, Schuler Appointed Advisory Board Members

Austin O’Neall, of Cooksville, and David Schuler, of Chenoa, have been appointed to serve as advisory members on the McLean County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. As advisory members, they will participate in the monthly McLean County Farm Bureau board of directors’ meetings as non-voting members and have the opportunity to attend other Farm Bureau… read more

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Young Leaders Help Drive Out Hunger

  McLean County Farm Bureau Young Leaders collected more than 200 pounds of nonperishable food items at the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Ag Awareness Breakfast March 23. Attendees bring a non-perishable food items for their ‘admission’ to the breakfast to benefit Midwest Food Bank. Young Leaders also presented Midwest Food Bank with a check… read more

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Trivia Night Raises Funds For Foundation

Twenty teams engaged in friendly competition at McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Trivia Night March 10. The event raised more than $4,000 to support local agriculture education efforts. McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation supports Ag in the Classroom, local FFA chapter grants, Ag Leadership Scholarships, and the educational exhibit at McLean County Fair. Team Shell… read more

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Cybersecurity Workshop for Farmers

Keep your data secure and take steps to prevent identity theft with a FREE Cybersecurity Training Workshop March 24 from 8 a.m. to noon at Illinois State University Old Union Room 129A. Hosted by Dr. Aslihan Spaulding and Dr. James Wolf the hands-on workshop will focus on potential cyber-threats and how to safeguard your personal and… read more

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