McLean County Farm Bureau

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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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MCFB Boosts Funding for HCC Ag Facility

A major donation from McLean County Farm Bureau will help advance Heartland Community College toward construction of a dedicated space for agriculture programs to grow and flourish. A $2 million pledge from McLean County Farm Bureau to the Heartland Community College Foundation represents the first substantial local investment in the college’s forthcoming agricultural facility project. The contribution will be made over the next two years as project construction begins. “We see this gift as an

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Golden Farmer Club Honors Long Time McLean County Farmers

McLean County Farm Bureau members who have farmed for 50 years or longer are eligible to join the Golden Farmer Club and receive a free gate sign personalized with their name and year. The Golden Farmer Club seeks to recognize farmers for their hard work and longevity in a challenging industry while also preserving some local farm history. Participants will be encouraged to complete a farm history questionnaire and record an oral history interview as

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