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News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau.

Young Leader Kongskilde Tour

Young farmers and agribusiness professionals are invited to tour Kongskilde near Hudson Tues., Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Join us after work as we take an inside look at a local agricultural manufacturing facility. Please RSVP to (309) 663-6497 or click here to sign-up online.

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Agronomy Day

Take a look at the new dicamba crop protection options, improving crop nutrition and yields at Agronomy Day coordinated by Stu Ellis. Thursday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Macon Community Center, Woodcock Road and U-S Highway 51, Macon IL Morning speakers: 2017 Dicamba products: Monsanto, BASF, and DuPont product representatives Dicamba abilities and… read more

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Trivia Night FUNdraiser for Ag Education

Join us Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Illinois State University Alumni Center for a Trivia Night fundraiser! $150 per team (up to 8 people). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 Mulligans can be purchased for $10 each or 6 for $50 All proceeds benefit local agricultural education efforts! For more details,… read more

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Farm Safety Focus of Breakfast

Identity theft prevention served as the focus for the 2017 Farm Safety Breakfast held Jan. 31 at the Pontiac Elks Club. About 50 farmers and farm employees attended the event. Brian McGill, IAA Credit Union, reminded attendees to use unique passwords for online accounts and use caution when accessing sites via free wi-fi (not protected… read more

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COUNTRY Crop Seminars

Take a look at the latest information on ARC/PLC plus ways to integrate crop insurance into your grain marketing plans with a Crop Seminar from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at McLean County Farm Bureau or Feb. 21 at Evergreen FS. Both meetings are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial and include a complimentary breakfast plus… read more

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Acquaintance Day Offers Career Exploration, Leadership Activities

Local FFA members explored agriculture careers and learned about teamwork at McLean County Farm Bureau’s annual Acquaintance Day program held Jan. 24. About 90 sophomores from eight local high schools attended the event. Superintendent of LeRoy Schools, Gary Tipsord, kicked off the day by encouraging students to take advantage of opportunities and make a positive… read more

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IFB Farm Bill Work Sessions

Dive into the discussion and help shape Illinois Farm Bureau policy for the 2018 Farm Bill with upcoming work sessions: Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. at Champaign County Farm Bureau Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. at Peoria County Farm Bureau Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. at Sangamon County Farm Bureau Supper will be included and… read more

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Lake Evergreen Watershed Nitrate Program

What is the fate of your nitrogen? Farmers in the Lake Evergreen Watershed are invited to participate in a research project aimed at providing data to drive informed decisions for nutrient management. If you would like to participate, contact us for more information. Project Description:  Measure nitrate levels with weekly water tests from field tile… read more

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MCFB Board Election Results

McLean County Farm Bureau members Fred Grieder of Carlock and Marie Denzer-Farley of Danvers were re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors. Arin Rader of Normal and John Burkhart of Stanford were elected as new members of the board. All board members are elected to three year terms. The new board members will be… read more

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Scholarships Available to McLean County Students

Looking to launch a career in agriculture? Check out these scholarship opportunities available now! McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Ag Leadership Scholarships: Up to five $1,000 scholarships 2 awarded to high school seniors 1 to an Illinois State University student 2 students at other colleges, universities, technical or trade schools Postmark deadline is Feb. 1,… read more

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