Category: Member News

News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau

2020-21 Ag Leadership Scholarship Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce four local students as recipients of the 2020-21 Agricultural Leadership scholarships. Ashlyn Mool, El Paso-Gridley High School senior, planing to study Agricultural Education at Illinois Central College Shae Ruppert, Heyworth High School senior, planning to study Agri-Accounting at the University of Illinois Mackenzie Kraft, Normal Community … Read More

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications available staring May 26 Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 Crops: A payment will be made based 50% of a producer’s 2019 total production or the 2019 inventory as of January 15, 2020, whichever is smaller, multiplied by the commodity’s … Read More

MCFB Seeking Golden Clover Nominees

Know an outstanding 4-H Club or McLean County Fair volunteer? Nominate them to receive a Golden Clover Award! Deadline is June 1, 2020. Golden Clover Awards recognize individuals for outstanding service to 4-H and the McLean County Fair. Awards are given in these categories: Golden Clover – volunteer of retirement age Emerald Clover – deceased … Read More

2020 FFA Service Award Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau is pleased to honor local FFA members for outstanding service to their chapters and communities. 2020 FFA Chapter Service Award Winners: Abby Bolen, Blue Ridge Ashlyn Mool, El Paso-Gridley Lauren Toohill, Heyworth Brian Clapp, LeRoy Beth Clark, Lexington Lexi Whalen, Normal Community Abi Wight, Normal West Kailey Little, Olympia Kelly Jones, … Read More

Landowner 101 Classes Available Online

McLean County Farm Bureau’s recent Landowner 101 classes are now available online! Click here for details & to register. Landowners can purchase access to the following sessions: Farmland Ownership & Leasing Basic Agronomy Grain Marketing Each course is approximately two hours of content in video format along with handouts. The cost for Farm Bureau members … Read More

McLean County Ag in the Classroom Steps Up

As local schools shifted to remote and online learning this spring, McLean County Ag in the Classroom has stepped up to supply local teachers with resources to keep students learning. From helping coordinate an online chicken egg hatching experience to supplying “Ag in a Bag” activity kits, McLean County’s Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Bridget … Read More

COVID-19 Farm Preparedness

Now is the time to be aware of the need to limit exposure and risks related to COVID-19 for you and everyone who lives and works on your farm. As always, practicing biosecurity measures is critical for the safety of livestock, farm employees and the public. It is now critical to also consider ways to … Read More

Coronavirus Response: Ways to Help

In the midst of this unprecedented situation, here are some ways to give back & support your community. Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – McLean County Emergency Management is accepting donations of N95 masks, gloves, etc. Drop off location is McLean County’s Sheriff’s office lobby. Include your contact information with the donation. Donate Blood – … Read More

Rickard Travels to DC

The Renewable Fuel Standard, dicamba regulations and trade served as key discussion topics during the recent Illinois Farm Bureau Leaders to Washington trip held March 10-12. McLean County Farm Bureau board member, Carly Rickard, traveled to the nation’s capital March 10-12 along with 16 other Illinois farmers. Rickard met with Congressman Darin LaHood, as well … Read More

2020 Census Access Center

Starting March 16, the McLean County Farm Bureau office will be a 2020 Census Access Center. Farm Bureau members or any member of the public can stop by the MCFB office at 2242 Westgate Drive in Bloomington from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday to complete the 2020 Census online. The suggested completion date is … Read More

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