Category: Member News

News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau

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 marketplace now-May 15. Topics include: • Options available through the marketplace • Individual plans brokered through COUNTRY Financial • Group plans available for small businesses (including farms) brokered through COUNTRY Financial For more information visit: … 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 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 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

Conservation District Update

Did you know you can get a lower property tax assessment on acres in vegetative filter strips & other conservation practices? Find out how plus all the latest on programs & activities from McLean County Soil & Water Conservation District with our February Ag Update. For more information, visit

Landowner 201 Classes

Expand your understanding & skills for managing your farmland the Landowner 201 series. March 4 – Farm Management & Financial Analysis March 11 – Farm Transition Planning March 18 – Grain Marketing Each class will run from approximately 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Classes will be held in person at the McLean County Farm Bureau building … Read More

Golden Farmer Recognition

McLean County Farm Bureau is launching a Golden Farmer Recognition program aimed at honoring farmers who have farmed and/or owned farmland in McLean County for 50 years or longer. The program seeks to recognize farmers for their hard work and longevity in a challenging industry while also preserving some local farm history. Eligible farmers can … Read More

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