Author: anna@mcfb.org

McLean County an ‘Ally in Agriculture’

McLean County Farm Bureau leaders are pleased to call the McLean County Board an “Ally in Agriculture” after the board’s adoption of a resolution in support of agriculture, signifying local … Read More

FFA Capital Grants Awarded

McLean County Farm Bureau awarded $21,200 in FFA Capital Grants for 2022 to help two local FFA chapters upgrade their facilities. The Heyworth and Prairie Central FFA chapters will both … Read More

Thompson Takes Ag Message to DC

McLean County Farm Bureau member, Craig Thompson, traveled with a group of thirteen farm leaders to Washington D.C. to discuss key issues including labor, rising input costs, trade and barriers … Read More

Taking Safety on the Road

Seeing farm equipment up close allowed students at Tri-Valley and Heyworth High Schools to El Paso-Gridley to gain a better perspective on how to share the road safely on Sept. … Read More

Groundbreaking Day for New Ag Complex

Work has officially started on the new Ag Complex at Heartland Community College made possible in part by a $2 million pledge from McLean County Farm Bureau. A $2 million … Read More

2022 MCFB Foundation Scholarship Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Agricultural Leadership Scholarship recipients. Brian Clapp, a senior at LeRoy High School, plans to study Agricultural Business at Lake … Read More

A pest update from Kelly Estes

With trapping season underway, State Pest Survey Coordinator Kelly Estes says black cutworm and true armyworm flights are picking up. During an update on the RFD Radio, she discussed pest … Read More

Field day to focus on management, invasive species and more

The May 21 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference will feature Illinois and Iowa experts discussing woodland management, invasive species identification, wildlife, soils and more. The field day provides a great networking … Read More

White House to host anti-hunger conference

For the first time in over 50 years, the White House plans to host a conference on hunger, nutrition and health. The conference intends to “catalyze the public and private sectors … Read More

Profit Watch: The heat is (almost) on

For farmers who have been waiting for a window of opportunity, the green flag is about to drop on planting season. “The market’s looking at the forecast. Basically from Nebraska to … Read More

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