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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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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 Land College. Preston Rhode, a senior at Normal Community West High School, will pursue a degree in Animal Science at Black Hawk College. Ashlyn Mool of Lexington, will be a junior at Iowa State University studying Agricultural Business. Mool is an El Paso-GridleyHigh School graduate.

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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 an IAA Foundation Top Scholar. Lemenager is a senior at Normal West Community High School and plans to study agriculture at Lake Land College. Abigail Hoeft of Bloomington will receive the $1,000 Dale E. Butz Scholarship to study Forest Service Management at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

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2022 FFA Service Award Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau congratulates the 2022 FFA Service Award winners: Gracie Shaffer, Blue Ridge  Jacqueline Schertz, El Paso-Gridley Abigail Clapp, LeRoy Ben Steffen, Lexington Amelia Rodriguez, Normal Community Chloe Boitnott, Normal West Cole Kindred, Olympia Kenna Skaggs, Prairie Central Tannar Landau, Ridgeview Molly Forbes, Tri-Valley The Service Awards are given annually to one member from each local FFA chapter who demonstrates leadership through service to their FFA chapter, school and community. Winners are nominated

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Ag Bites: Breakfast, Networking & Ag Outlook

Get the essentials to fuel your success at Ag Bites – breakfast, networking & a look at key issues in agriculture. Geared for agribusiness professionals, Ag Bites offers you a quick hit of insight on the agriculture economy and emerging issues. Join us April 28 at the ISU Alumni Center in Normal. 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast 8 – 8:45 a.m. – Program Speakers: Mike Doherty, Illinois Farm Bureau – Ag Economic Outlook, including takeaways from

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