Category: Member News

News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau

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

MCFB Creates Ag Scholarship Fund at Heartland

McLean County Farm Bureau is giving a boost to Heartland Community College students looking to start a career in agriculture. A $25,000 donation from the McLean County Farm Bureau will establish an endowed scholarship fund for students pursuing agriculture-related studies at Heartland Community College. Students may apply for the $1,000 annual scholarship via the Heartland … Read More

Health Insurance Options Webinar

Check out this video to explore your health insurance options! A second open enrollment period is open the Healthcare.gov marketplace now-May 15. Topics include: • Options available through the Healthcare.gov marketplace • Individual plans brokered through COUNTRY Financial • Group plans available for small businesses (including farms) brokered through COUNTRY Financial For more information visit: ilfb.org/healthcare … Read More

MCFB Foundation Online Auction

Bring on your bids! Support local ag education efforts with our McLean County Farm Bureau online auction! Get pre-registered as a bidder at www.mcfb.org/auction The virtual auctions runs March 19 at 1 p.m. – March 26 at 1 p.m. Item pick-up & payment will be at the McLean County Farm Bureau office in Bloomington starting … Read More

Rules for the Road Program Online

If you missed Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2021 Virtual Rules for the Road program, you can now watch it online anytime! Get the latest on transportation rules, licensing requirements & regulations for your farming operation. Click here for access to the video. Click here for the 2021 Rules for the Road Reference Guide for Illinois farmers. 

Health Insurance Options Webinar

Explore the health insurance options available to you with a webinar March 17 at 9 a.m. The webinar will focus on choices available through COUNTRY Financial and online through the Healthcare.gov marketplace. If you are self-employed, work part-time or work for a small business that does not provide employer based coverage, this webinar will provide … Read More

MCFB Makes Meat Donation

McLean County Farm Bureau in partnership with Bloomington Meats donated more than 300 pounds of frozen ground beef and frozen ground pork 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. The meat … Read More

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