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Friday May 11, 2018 9:00 AM

Learn how to grow your success as a direct market farmer with a FREE 1-day workshop May 11 at the Champaign County Farm Bureau.

Refreshments & networking starts at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Preregistration is required – Register Here

Find more info here: Direct Food Marketing

Posted by MCFB on April 11, 2018

Monday May 28, 2018
Posted by MCFB on May 17, 2018

Friday June 1, 2018

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, 2018.

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 Clover
• Special Clover – Extension or fair staff of retirement age

Click here for the Golden & Emerald Clover Nomination Form.

Click here for a list of Past Winners.

Posted by MCFB on April 27, 2018

Thursday June 7, 2018 6:00 PM
Posted by MCFB on June 4, 2018

Tuesday June 12, 2018 6:00 PM
Posted by MCFB on June 4, 2018

Thursday June 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Join Young Leaders from around the area for a night at the ballpark!

District 7 Young Leader outing will be Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Peoria Chiefs Game at Dozer Park in Peoria

The special promotion at the game is Beer and Brat Thursday, and there will also be fireworks after the game.

Please RSVP by June 11.


RSVP deadline is past

Posted by MCFB on May 21, 2018

Friday June 15, 2018 9:00 AM

Check out a live installation of a saturated buffer along Turkey Creek and find out more about soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat at a Saturated Buffer Field Day June 15 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Illinois State University Farm.

Over lunch, Dr. Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist, will lead a discussion on changing weather patterns and increased water flow that make these types of tile treatment practices even more important as part of sustainable agriculture production.

Click here for more details

For planning purposes, individuals should RSVP for the field day by June 13. Sign-up by calling Adrienne Marino at 309.636.3322 or

There are also limited spaces available in the classroom training session, which will be held the previous day, June 14, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the ISU.

The event is sponsored by the Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership in colloboration with Illinois State University Department of Agriculture.

Posted by MCFB on June 6, 2018

Monday June 18, 2018 9:30 AM
Join us June 18 for a round of golf to benefit the McLean County Fair at the Den Golf Course in Bloomington!
Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Teams of four will play best ball.
Cost is $90 per golfer and includes your golf cart plus a ribeye dinner at the conclusion of the event. Prizes will be awarded and raffles will also take place throughout the day.
If you are unable to golf, join us for the raffle, silent auction and ribeye dinner for just $20!
Register here:
Posted by MCFB on June 6, 2018

Tuesday June 19, 2018 8:00 AM

Take a look at managing weather & resiliency through improving soil health at a state-wide Risk Management Conference on June 19th at the Marriott in Normal, Illinois.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership. Cost is $15 and includes light breakfast, lunch and afternoon tour of on-farm research.

Check out the agenda & find registration details: click here

Posted by MCFB on May 21, 2018

Tuesday June 19, 2018 5:30 PM
Posted by MCFB on May 18, 2018