Author: anna@mcfb.org

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) – Round 2

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) – Round 2 Applications are being accepted now (Sept. 21 through Dec. 11, 2020) Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 USDA Payment Tool  USDA Payment Calculator (excel file) Online application – Producers with an eAuthentication account can now apply for CFAP … Read More

Ag Day Highlights COVID-19 Impacts

The ripple effects of COVID-19 and challenges facing farmers and the food supply served as the focus for Leadership McLean County Ag Day held Sept. 18. A group of 21 emerging business leaders participated in a hybrid in-person and remote learning experience. McLean County Farm Bureau sponsors Ag Day each year for the McLean County … Read More

MCFB Makes Sweet Corn Donation

McLean County Farm Bureau donated more than 1,000 ears of fresh sweet corn to Thornton Township Food Assistance Center last week to feed families in need. Located in our adopted legislator, Rep. Thaddeus Jones’ district, the food assistance center serves communities south of Chicago. Rep. Jones participated in a distribution event on behalf of the … Read More

2020 Golden Clovers Honored

Four dedicated supporters of 4-H and the McLean County Fair received recognition as 2020 Golden and Emerald Clover Award winners. Larry and Mary Mohr were honored as Golden Clovers for serving as leaders of the Udder Club in Normal for many years. The club specialized in dairy projects but also offered other projects and community … Read More

MCFB Sponsors New Little Free Library

McLean County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a new Little Free Library that will be installed in the Children’s Garden at the Illinois State University Horticulture Center in Normal. The barn shaped book sharing box was designed and built by students in the Geometry in Construction class at Normal Community High School. McLean County Farm Bureau … Read More

Hawk, Witte Complete ALOT Training

McLean County Farm Bureau members Rachel Hawk and Jacqueline Witte recently completed the 2020 Illinois Farm Bureau Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program. The nine-week training allows participants to study and develop leadership skills in the areas of communication, political process, agricultural economics, and global issues. Hawk and Witte had the opportunity to engage with … Read More

Golf Outing Raises Funds Despite Rain

More than 40 golfers hit the links to benefit local agricultural education efforts at the 2020 McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Outing held July 27 in Bloomington. Despite some rain, eleven teams played nine holes at the tenth annual event and competed for prizes on the course. Participants also enjoyed a ribeye dinner to … Read More

Ag Books Crop Up at Little Free Libraries

Books about food, farming and other ag-related topics are cropping up at Little Free Library locations in Bloomington, Normal and surrounding communities. Donated by McLean County Farm Bureau, the books include both nonfiction and fiction books about soil, gardening, tractors, wheat, a biography of George Washington Carver and more. A total of 122 books were … Read More

2020 Young Leader Discussion Meet

Build your communication skills and engage with key issues in the 2020 District Young Leader event. District 7 Discussion Meet – Wednesday, August 19 at the Peoria County Farm Bureau. Orientation at 6:30 p.m. Discussion meet at 7 p.m. Question 1: International trade is important to agriculture. We must continue working to build strong relations … Read More

MCFB Donates Milk to Midwest Food Bank

McLean County Farm Bureau recently partnered with Prairie Farms Dairy to donate $500 of milk to Midwest Food Bank. The 180 gallons of donated milk were distributed in our local communities through food pantries and nonprofit agencies. “We wanted to respond to the increased need for food assistance in our community due to the economic … Read More

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