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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 elected officials support for farmers. “Our farming community would like to thank members of the McLean County board for showing their support by adopting this resolution,” said Mark Hines, McLean CFB President. “The resolution recognizes agriculture a major economic driver in McLean County and represents

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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 use the grant funds to make improvements to their ag shops. “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 Bureau President. “With the McLean County Farm Bureau

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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 facing new and beginning farmers. The group met with members of Illinois’ congressional delegation and regulatory agencies on the Illinois Farm Bureau Leaders to Washington trip “There’s no question our members are engaged with these issues daily,” said Adam Nielsen, IFB’s director of national legislation

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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. 9 and 15 respectively. McLean County Farm Bureau members Andrew Williams and Rush Olson brought a tractor and grain cart to each of the High Schools and helped facilitate the program.   Students had the chance to climb in the tractor cab to see the view

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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 gift from McLean County Farm Bureau will help Heartland Community College construct dedicated space for ag classes at the campus in Normal, Ill. Once complete, the building will provide dedicated classroom space for agriculture studies, plus indoor and outdoor lab space and greenhouses. The McLean

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