Category: Member News

News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau

Board Elects New President, Officers

The McLean County Farm Bureau Board of Directors elected officers at the January board meeting. Brian Dirks, President Darren Davis, Vice President Arin Rader, Treasurer J.C. Zimmerman, Secretary 2022-23 Board … Read More

2022 Year in Review

Reflecting on 2022 as we forge ahead in 2023 – together we’ll keep keep advocating for agriculture, serving our members & giving back to our communities!

Fulton Elected State Young Leader Vice Chair

McLean County Farm Bureau member, Rachel Fulton will serve as the 2023 Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Vice Chair. Fulton was elected to serve on the executive committee during the … Read More

McLean County an ‘Ally in Agriculture’

McLean County Farm Bureau leaders are pleased to call the McLean County Board an “Ally in Agriculture” after the board’s adoption of a resolution in support of agriculture, signifying local … Read More

FFA Capital Grants Awarded

McLean County Farm Bureau awarded $21,200 in FFA Capital Grants for 2022 to help two local FFA chapters upgrade their facilities. The Heyworth and Prairie Central FFA chapters will both … Read More

Thompson Takes Ag Message to DC

McLean County Farm Bureau member, Craig Thompson, traveled with a group of thirteen farm leaders to Washington D.C. to discuss key issues including labor, rising input costs, trade and barriers … Read More

Taking Safety on the Road

Seeing farm equipment up close allowed students at Tri-Valley and Heyworth High Schools to El Paso-Gridley to gain a better perspective on how to share the road safely on Sept. … Read More

Groundbreaking Day for New Ag Complex

Work has officially started on the new Ag Complex at Heartland Community College made possible in part by a $2 million pledge from McLean County Farm Bureau. A $2 million … Read More

2022 MCFB Foundation Scholarship Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Agricultural Leadership Scholarship recipients. Brian Clapp, a senior at LeRoy High School, plans to study Agricultural Business at Lake … Read More

Local Students Awarded IAA Foundation Scholarships

Three McLean County students will receive scholarships to pursue their education and career goals from the Illinois Agricultural Association Foundation. Paige Lemenager of Hudson will receive a $5,000 scholarship as … Read More

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