Category: Member News

News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau

LMC Ag Day Highlights COVID Impacts

The impact of COVID-19 on agriculture and global supply chains served as the main focus for Ag Day held Sept. 24 for a group of 17 local business leaders. McLean County Farm Bureau sponsors Ag Day each year for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Leadership McLean County program. Dr. Lucas Maxwell of Illinois State … Read More

Job Post: Ag Literacy Coordinator

McLean County Fair is seeking to hire an Ag Literacy Coordinator to facilitate local Ag in the Classroom programming. Click here for the job description & qualifications. Resume & cover letter may be submitted for consideration by October 8, 2021 to swartz@mcleancountyfair.org

Allin Township Fire Donation

McLean County Farm Bureau is pleased to contribute $2,500 to Allin Township Fire Department to help upgrade their safety equipment and radio systems. The donation is one way to show our support and thanks for protecting our farmers and rural communities. If you would like to contribute to the fundraising goal, contact Allin Township Fire … Read More

MCFB Boosts Illinois State Endowed Scholarships for Ag

McLean County students entering Illinois State University to pursue a degree in agriculture will have the opportunity to apply for a larger scholarship annually, thanks to a donation from McLean County Farm Bureau. A recent $25,500 contribution will increase the endowed scholarship fund at ISU, first established by McLean County Farm Bureau in 1984. With … Read More

2021 Golden Clover Honorees

Five dedicated supporters and volunteers of the McLean County Fair and 4-H programs were honored as 2021 Golden Clover recipients. Sharon Hoobler received a Golden Clover for her service as organizational leader of the Stylistics 4-H club and as a Home & Family Director on the McLean County Fair Board from 1991-97. She also coordinated sewing … Read More

Participants Go HogWild at Pre-Fair Run, Walk

About 130 runners and walkers participated in the 2021 HogWild event held Aug. 1 at the McLean County Fairgrounds. Runners competed in a timed 5K Race and walkers took a 3K route around the fairgrounds. All participants had the opportunity to enjoy a post-race porkburger prepared by McLean County Pork Producers. Stephanie Brown of Downs … Read More

SBA McLean County Disaster Declaration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a disaster declaration for McLean County following historic flooding in June. The SBA declaration allows eligible residents and businesses including agri-businesses/farms in the county to apply for low-interest, long-term loans. McLean County will have a Disaster Loan Outreach Center, located at 201 E Grove St. Bloomington, available for … Read More

MCFB Helps Local FFA Chapters Build for the Future

McLean County Farm Bureau awarded $15,000 in FFA Capital Grants for Prairie Central FFA to purchase new classroom lab tables and to help Olympia FFA renovate their school’s greenhouse. “We’re happy to help our local high school agricultural education programs upgrade their facilities and build capacity for future students,” says Mark Hines, McLean County Farm … Read More

2021-22 Scholarship Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Agricultural Leadership Scholarship recipients. Abigail Hoeft, a senior at Normal West High School, plans to study Forest Resources and Management at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Emerson Tarr, senior at LeRoy High School, will pursue a degree in Agricultural Communications and Leadership at Lake Land College. … Read More

2021 FFA Chapter Service Award Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau is pleased to honor local FFA members for outstanding service to their chapters and communities. 2021 FFA Chapter Service Award Winners: Lindsey Quinn, Blue Ridge Ella Newcomb, El Paso-Gridley Lauren Monk, Heyworth Trevor Hahn, LeRoy Beth Clark, Lexington Kelsey Kern, Normal Community Abigail Hoeft, Normal West Noah Reber, Olympia Mike Dowling, … Read More

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