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MCFB Makes Sweet Corn Donation

McLean County Farm Bureau donated more than 1,000 ears of fresh sweet corn to Thornton Township Food Assistance Center last week to feed families in need. Located in our adopted legislator, Rep. Thaddeus Jones’ district, the food assistance center serves communities south of Chicago. Rep. Jones participated in a distribution event on behalf of the Jones Foundation along with several other organizations providing family food boxes to those in need Saturday, August 15. The sweet

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2020 Golden Clovers Honored

Four dedicated supporters of 4-H and the McLean County Fair received recognition as 2020 Golden and Emerald Clover Award winners. Larry and Mary Mohr were honored as Golden Clovers for serving as leaders of the Udder Club in Normal for many years. The club specialized in dairy projects but also offered other projects and community service activities. The Mohrs have worked to provide opportunities for youth to show livestock, participate in judging contests and promote

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Normal Community High School teacher, Daniel Higby (right) and ISU Horticulture Center Coordinator, Jessica Chambers show off the new Little Free Library constructed by students and sponsored by McLean County Farm Bureau

MCFB Sponsors New Little Free Library

McLean County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a new Little Free Library that will be installed in the Children’s Garden at the Illinois State University Horticulture Center in Normal. The barn shaped book sharing box was designed and built by students in the Geometry in Construction class at Normal Community High School. McLean County Farm Bureau also donated some ag-related books for visitors to enjoy in the garden or take home to read. Little Free Libraries

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Jacqueline Witte (left) and Rachel Hawk completed the 2020 Illinois Farm Bureau Ag Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program.

Hawk, Witte Complete ALOT Training

McLean County Farm Bureau members Rachel Hawk and Jacqueline Witte recently completed the 2020 Illinois Farm Bureau Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program. The nine-week training allows participants to study and develop leadership skills in the areas of communication, political process, agricultural economics, and global issues. Hawk and Witte had the opportunity to engage with Illinois Farm Bureau leaders and staff on a wide range of issues. Participants explored ways to get involved in the

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2020 Winning Golf Outing Team from Hopedale Agri Center, Inc.

Golf Outing Raises Funds Despite Rain

More than 40 golfers hit the links to benefit local agricultural education efforts at the 2020 McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Outing held July 27 in Bloomington. Despite some rain, eleven teams played nine holes at the tenth annual event and competed for prizes on the course. Participants also enjoyed a ribeye dinner to conclude the day. The Hopedale Agri Center, Inc. team of Stuart Nafziger, Clint Stroud, Kindel Zack and Matt Glenn won

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