McLean County Farm Bureau

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Sophomores and Juniors at LeRoy High School learned about
sharing the road with farm equipment at Rural Route Safety Day
facilitated by McLean County Farm Bureau Aug. 28. Equipment
for the event was provided by O’Neall Scholl Farms.

Rural Route Safety Days

Checking out the visibility from a tractor or combine seat proved to be an eye-opening experience for local high school students at Rural Route Safety Days held at LeRoy High School Aug. 28 and Lexington High School Sept. 8. Students had the chance to climb in the tractor cab to see what farmers can see and what they cannot see from the driver’s seat. Farmer volunteers shared safety tips and personal experiences with close calls

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Lexington FFA receives a $15,000 Capital Grant from McLean County Farm Bureau to purchase new welding equipment.

MCFB Awards $30,000 in FFA Capital Grants

McLean County Farm Bureau is investing $30,000 in local agricultural education efforts through the FFA Capital Grant program to help grow capacity for hands on learning. Lexington FFA and Normal Community FFA will each receive $15,000 in grant funding. “We’re happy to help our local high school agricultural education programs upgrade their facilities and add space for more students,” says Brian Dirks, McLean County Farm Bureau President. “The goal of the McLean County Farm Bureau

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Members of the Mike Mouser family received an Emerald Clover award in his honor.

2023 Golden Clovers Honored

The 2023 Golden Clover awards honored three dedicated McLean County Fair and 4-H volunteers. Honorees: Eileen Norin, Golden Clover – 4-H volunteer for 40 years including 10 years as leader of Pride of Sabina 4-H club and superintendent for 25 years Jeff Robb, Golden Clover – served as swine superintendent, on the fair show committee and on the Fair board of directors Mike Mouser, Emerald Clover – McLean County Farm Bureau and Fair board member

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HogWild 5K Raise Funds for Foundation

About 100 runners and walkers participated in the 2023 HogWild 5K Run & 2K Walk held July 23 at the McLean County Fairgrounds. Participants also enjoyed post-race porkburgers grilled by McLean County Pork Producers. Steven Immen of Towanda completed the course in the fastest time and won the men’s division. Emily Farchmin of Imperial,Mo. placed first in the women’s division. The top three finishers in each age group for the mens’ and womens’ divisions received

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Golf Outing Brings in Dollars ‘Fore’ MCFB Foundation

More than 65 golfers hit the links to benefit local agricultural education efforts at the 2023 McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Outing held July 17 at The Den Golf Course in Bloomington. Seventeen teams played the course and competed for prizes. Participants also enjoyed a ribeye dinner to conclude the day. Regan Deering, Matt Minder and Nick Anderson turned in the top team score for the day. Prizes were also awarded for longest putt,

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