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News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau.

Prime Timers Tour New Ag History Exhibit

Stories, photos and artifacts from local farmers past and present illustrate more than 200 years of farming in the new agricultural history exhibit at the McLean County Museum of History. McLean County Farm Bureau Prime Timers had the chance to relive and remember their own farming experiences with a visit to the exhibit April 27…. read more

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Golden Clover Nominations Needed

The Golden Clover Awards recognize individuals for outstanding service to the McLean County Fair and McLean County 4-H programs. The nomination deadline is June 1, 2017. The awards may be presented in three categories: • Golden Clover – volunteer of retirement age • Emerald Clover – deceased person who has not previously received a Golden… read more

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Centennial Barns Designation

Barn Keepers, a Bloomington-based not-for-profit organization, has embarked on an exciting new project to recognize the owners of 100-year-old barns. For barns verified to be more than a century old, owners will have the opportunity to receive a 24 x 24-inch durable, outdoor sign to attach to their barns. The reflective, red-and-white Illinois Centennial Barn… read more

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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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