Member News

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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McLean County Ag in the Classroom Steps Up

As local schools shifted to remote and online learning this spring, McLean County Ag in the Classroom has stepped up to supply local teachers with resources to keep students learning. From helping coordinate an online chicken egg hatching experience to supplying “Ag in a Bag” activity kits, McLean County’s Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Bridget Caldwell, has been busy. “We supplied materials for an Earth Day ‘Ag in a Bag’ with soil and conservation activities

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COVID-19 Farm Preparedness

Now is the time to be aware of the need to limit exposure and risks related to COVID-19 for you and everyone who lives and works on your farm. As always, practicing biosecurity measures is critical for the safety of livestock, farm employees and the public. It is now critical to also consider ways to limit person-to-person contact, limit groups to no more than ten people and maintain social distance of six feet. If you,

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Coronavirus Response: Ways to Help

In the midst of this unprecedented situation, here are some ways to give back & support your community. Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – McLean County Emergency Management is accepting donations of N95 masks, gloves, etc. Drop off location is McLean County’s Sheriff’s office lobby. Include your contact information with the donation. Donate Blood – if you are healthy, make an appointment to donate blood. Blood drive cancellations due to coronavirus have lead to a

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