Tag: Illinois Farm Bureau

Hawk, Witte Complete ALOT Training

McLean County Farm Bureau members Rachel Hawk and Jacqueline Witte recently completed the 2020 Illinois Farm Bureau Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program. The nine-week training allows participants to study and develop leadership skills in the areas of communication, political process, agricultural economics, and global issues. Hawk and Witte had the opportunity to engage with … Read More

Rickard Travels to DC

The Renewable Fuel Standard, dicamba regulations and trade served as key discussion topics during the recent Illinois Farm Bureau Leaders to Washington trip held March 10-12. McLean County Farm Bureau board member, Carly Rickard, traveled to the nation’s capital March 10-12 along with 16 other Illinois farmers. Rickard met with Congressman Darin LaHood, as well … Read More

Farm Legacy Seminar – Champaign

With proper preparation, we can help make sure you pass your family farm from one generation to the next. COUNTRY Financial® has teamed up with local county Farm Bureaus to host upcoming farm legacy seminars: 1. Feb. 25 at 5p.m., Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center in Rochelle 2. Feb. 26 at 5p.m., I Hotel … Read More

Farm Legacy Seminar – Rochelle

With proper preparation, we can help make sure you pass your family farm from one generation to the next. COUNTRY Financial® has teamed up with local county Farm Bureaus to host upcoming farm legacy seminars: 1. Feb. 25 at 5p.m., Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center in Rochelle 2. Feb. 26 at 5p.m., I Hotel … Read More

Olson Honored at IAA Annual Meeting

John Olson earned statewide recognition for decades of volunteer work helping non-farmers learn about food and farming. Olson was named the 2020 Illinois Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year and recognized at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Dec. 7. In the 1980s, Olson and others hosted hundreds of local fourth graders for … Read More

Buckley Name IL Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

Katie Buckley, secondary special education teacher and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Educator across the district at LeRoy CUSD #2, was named 2020 Illinois Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year for her outstanding efforts in incorporating agriculture into her classroom. Agriculture themed lessons generate opportunities for problem solving and project-based learning in Buckley’s … Read More

Hawk Competes in Statewide Discussion Meet

Congratulations to McLean County Farm Bureau member, Rachel Hawk on advancing to the Sweet Sixteen round of the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Discussion meet! Hawk completed in two initial rounds round robin of competition and qualified for the third round based on her scores. The Young Leader Discussion Meet offers the opportunity to develop … Read More

2020 Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Conference

The 2020 Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Conference will be January 31 & February 1 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. Keynote Speaker: Jim “The Rookie” Morris Breakout Session Topics: Anhydrous Safety, Hydroponics, Meals on the Go, Climatology, Managing People, Media Training, Ag in the Classroom, Photography, RFID & Livestock Traceability, Mental Health, Agronomy, … Read More

Local FFA Members Attend BUILD Conference

Illinois Farm Bureau and its affiliate companies were proud to sponsor the Illinois FFA BUILD Conference in Decatur October 14-15. Members from Normal Community, Normal West and Tri-Valley FFA Chapters participated in this year’s event/ Through five different sessions, FFA members learned how to BUILD their leadership, image, relationships, team and perspective, as well as … Read More