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2020-21 Ag Leadership Scholarship Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce four local students as recipients of the 2020-21 Agricultural Leadership scholarships. Ashlyn Mool, El Paso-Gridley High School senior, planing to study Agricultural Education at Illinois Central College Shae Ruppert, Heyworth High School senior, planning to study Agri-Accounting at the University of Illinois Mackenzie Kraft, Normal Community High School graduate, studying Animal Science at Iowa State University Clayton Thomas, Normal Community West High School graduate, majoring in

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USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications available staring May 26 Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 Crops: A payment will be made based 50% of a producer’s 2019 total production or the 2019 inventory as of January 15, 2020, whichever is smaller, multiplied by the commodity’s applicable payment rates. Non-Specialty Crop Payment Rates Livestock: The total payment will be calculated using the sum of the producer’s number

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MCFB Seeking Golden Clover Nominees

Know an outstanding 4-H Club or McLean County Fair volunteer? Nominate them to receive a Golden Clover Award! Deadline is June 1, 2020. Golden Clover Awards recognize individuals for outstanding service to 4-H and the McLean County Fair. Awards are given in these categories: Golden Clover – volunteer of retirement age Emerald Clover – deceased person who has not previously received a Golden Clover Special Clover – Extension or fair staff of retirement age Click

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2020 FFA Service Award Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau is pleased to honor local FFA members for outstanding service to their chapters and communities. 2020 FFA Chapter Service Award Winners: Abby Bolen, Blue Ridge Ashlyn Mool, El Paso-Gridley Lauren Toohill, Heyworth Brian Clapp, LeRoy Beth Clark, Lexington Lexi Whalen, Normal Community Abi Wight, Normal West Kailey Little, Olympia Kelly Jones, Ridgeview Cassandra Bean, Tri-Valley Congratulations to each of these students!

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Landowner 101 Classes Available Online

McLean County Farm Bureau’s recent Landowner 101 classes are now available online! Click here for details & to register. Landowners can purchase access to the following sessions: Farmland Ownership & Leasing Basic Agronomy Grain Marketing Each course is approximately two hours of content in video format along with handouts. The cost for Farm Bureau members is $15 per class or $40 for all three sessions. The classes provide information and resources to help landowners make

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