Category: Newsletter

Ag Books Crop Up at Little Free Libraries

Books about food, farming and other ag-related topics are cropping up at Little Free Library locations in Bloomington, Normal and surrounding communities. Donated by McLean County Farm Bureau, the books include both nonfiction and fiction books about soil, gardening, tractors, wheat, a biography of George Washington Carver and more. A total of 122 books were … Read More

2020 Young Leader Discussion Meet

Build your communication skills and engage with key issues in the 2020 District Young Leader event. District 7 Discussion Meet – Wednesday, August 19 at the Peoria County Farm Bureau. Orientation at 6:30 p.m. Discussion meet at 7 p.m. Question 1: International trade is important to agriculture. We must continue working to build strong relations … 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

General Primary Election – Go Vote!

The Illinois General Primary Election is March 17, 2020. Polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To look-up your voter registration, click here To find your polling place, click here For sample ballots, click here For information on early voting or absentee ballots, click here.

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

Olson Honored at IAA Annual Meeting

John Olson earned statewide recognition for decades of volunteer work helping non-farmers learn about food and farming. Olson was named the 2020 Illinois Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year and recognized at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Dec. 7. In the 1980s, Olson and others hosted hundreds of local fourth graders for … Read More

Buckley Name IL Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

Katie Buckley, secondary special education teacher and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Educator across the district at LeRoy CUSD #2, was named 2020 Illinois Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year for her outstanding efforts in incorporating agriculture into her classroom. Agriculture themed lessons generate opportunities for problem solving and project-based learning in Buckley’s … Read More

IL Farm Economic Summits

Take a look at the extraordinary challenges of the 2019 crop year and management strategies for the future at the Illinois Farm Economics Summits. The programs begin at 8:15 a.m. and ends with lunch each day. Topics include: 2019 THAT Just Happened What Did We Learn with Delayed Planting? Farm Management Implications Illinois Farm Income: … Read More

IL 4R Indoor Field Day

Get the latest information and research updates on 4R Practices to reduce nutrient loss at the 4R Indoor Field Day December 12 at the ASMARK Agricenter in Bloomington. The agenda includes: Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biannual Report – Dr. Greg McIsaac, U of IL Source & Management of N & P Losses: NREC Research … Read More

IL Hemp Summit

After a challenging first year, what did we learn and what is the future of industrial hemp in Illinois? Learn about the 2019 growing season, best practices and lessons learned at the Illinois Hemp Summit Tuesday, December 17 hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. ​Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm The Orr … Read More

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