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2024 MCFB Foundation Scholarships

MCFB Foundation Scholarship Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased announce the $17,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 14 students pursuing ag-related careers. Four students have been selected to receive a $2,000 McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Agricultural Leadership Scholarship: Logan Demling, McLean, recent graduate of Olympia High School, plans to study Agricultural Engineering at Iowa State University. Kaden Semlow, recent graduate of Cornerstone Christian Academy, will pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cedarville University. Paige

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McLean County students (from left) Lauren Mohr, Carlock; Autumn Schlipf, Gridley; and Ojas Shah, Bloomington; were each selected to receive 2024-25 scholarships from the IAA Foundation.

IAA Foundation Scholarship Winners

Lauren Mohr of Carlock; Autumn Schlipf of Gridley; and Ojas Shah of Bloomington; were each selected to receive scholarships from the IAA Foundation for the 2024-25 academic year. Lauren Mohr will receive the $1,000 Vincent O. Greene Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student who demonstrates qualities of leadership and citizenship Mohr is a graduate of Normal West High School and will be a Junior studying Animal Science at Iowa State University. Autumn Schlipf will receive

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McLean County Farm Bureau members (from left) Alexandria
Phelps, Sara Fuller and Craig Conroy completed the 2024 Illinois
Farm Bureau Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program.

MCFB Members Complete IFB Leadership Training Program

Craig Conroy, Sara Fuller and Alexandria Phelps honed their communication and leadership skills by completing the Illinois Farm Bureau 2024 Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program. All members of McLean County Farm Bureau, Conroy, Fuller and Phelps completed the program in the eight week program with 16 other participants from across the state. “I enjoyed the ALOT program as it gave me an opportunity to refocus on my own agriculture and leadership experiences,” says Conroy,

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Stanko Named National Ag in the Classroom Honor

McLean County teacher, Amanda Stanko, has earned accolades as a 2024 National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award winner. Stanko teachers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington to more than 275 Kindergarten – 6th grade students. She makes use of project-based lessons on a wide range of topics including plant lifecycles, soil, composting and more. Her passion for teaching about agriculture has led her to enroll in a Master of

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New Heartland Ag Complex Opens Doors for Educational Opportunities

McLean County Farm Bureau joined in the celebration of the new agriculture facility at Heartland Community College with a ribbon cutting Jan. 31.The building opened to host ag classes for the Spring 2024 semester. The complex includes classrooms, greenhouses and lab space including the McLean County Farm Bureau Agriculture Lab, made possible in part by a $2 million gift from McLean County Farm Bureau. Heartland Community College offers a growing number of agriculture degree and

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