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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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Illinois Farm Bureau Market Study Tour visited a rooftop urban farm in Paris as part of their tour to explore trade issues and opportunities in the EU. McLean County Farm Bureau member Kristen Faucon (front row, second from the left) participated in the trip.

IFB Market Study Tour Examines European Trade Opportunities, Issues

At the beginning of March, I had the opportunity to travel with 11 other Illinois Farm Bureau members and staff to France, Brussels and the United Kingdom for a ten-day Market Study Tour. Our objective was to learn more about their farm operations and agribusinesses, proposed EU policies and the impact on the US, and opportunities and challenges in the UK post-Brexit. We toured a variety of operations and had the opportunity to connect with industry

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