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406 East Main Street  |  Stronghurst, Illinois 61480
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Disaster Relief Assistance Resources & Donation Information can be found at:

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Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program
The deadline to apply is May 1st
[ VISIT RIMSAP.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ]

Summer Ag Institute “Ag in a Day Workshops” Set for June 11th & 12th

SAI workshops are designed for Preschool - High School educators who wish to expand their curriculum to include topics related to agriculture. The workshops will focus on how to integrate available resources and hands-on activities about agriculture into an existing classroom curriculum. The workshops are $10/teacher per day and teachers are invited to attend one or both days.

Tuesday, June 11th: Knox Agri-Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Rd., Galesburg IL Tours will take place in Galesburg and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, June 12th: Alexis Fieldhouse, 101 N. Holloway St., Alexis, IL Tour will take place in the surrounding Alexis area.

Attendees will earn 6 Professional Development Credits per day of participation. The deadline to register is May 1st and registration is limited to 30 teachers per day, be sure to reserve your spot soon! Full agendas and registration information are available online at http://aginaday.weebly.com/. The workshops are sponsored by the Bureau, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Stark, and Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureaus.

Plat Books & Motor Vehicle Rules Available

2018 Warren-Henderson Counties Plat Books are available for purchase at Monmouth and Stronghurst W-HFB locations. ‘Motor Vehicle Rules for Illinois Farmers’, a select collection of information on motor vehicle regulations, produced and provided by Illinois Farm Bureau®, are available in Monmouth & Stronghurst offices. An online version of the booklet can be seen here.

Legislative Updates Given at GALC

The 2019 Illinois Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference was held in Springfield on February 19th, with over 400 Illinois Farm Bureau members in attendance. In addition to hearing from main speaker Jesse Watters, co-host of Fox’s “The Five” and “Watters World”, attendees heard from Acting IDOA Director John Sullivan.

Updates on current state and national legislative priority issues were given by Mark Gebhards, Adam Nielsen, and Kevin Semlow, IFB staff of the Governmental Affairs & Commodities Division. Click here to read more about the 2019 GALC Conference.

FLAG THE TECHNOLOGY

As we are slowing rounding the corner toward planting season, W-HFB is again working to make available color coded flags that indicate herbicide tolerance (or lack thereof) in field crops. How the communication tool works: Color coded, pennant shaped flags that represent a particular herbicide trait are placed at the field entrance or in a conspicuous location in the field, thereby notifying adjoining field operators of the herbicide trait (or lack thereof) used in the flagged field. Window clings that identify the trait associated with each color are also available. Flags are available in our Monmouth office and can be arranged to be taken to Stronghurst.

Warren-Henderson Receives IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant

The focus remains local in the latest round of Illinois Farm Bureau Nutrient Stewardship Grants. IFB announced $100,000 in grants to 19 projects to be implemented by 30 county Farm Bureaus and many local partners around the state.

Lyndsey Ramsey, IFB associate director of environmental and natural resources, described the fourth year of grant projects as expanding involvement of local farmer members. [ CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ]

GET TO KNOW US

‘Get to Know Us’ is a feature of some of our Farm Bureau Young Leaders and volunteers. We hope to share what agriculture means to those featured, share the variety of agricultural jobs/careers in our surrounding areas, and have our communities get to know us a little better! April's feature is on: Jon Strickler.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JON ]

March's feature is on: Taylor Huston.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT TAYLOR ]

February's feature is on: Jason Johnson.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JASON ]

January's feature is on: Julie Snodgrass.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JULIE ]

December's feature is on: Jake Armstrong.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JAKE ]

November's feature is on: Gayle Baker.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT GAYLE ]

ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU RECEIVES 2018 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Warren-Henderson Takes on the 10 Gallon Milk Challenge


IFB Offers New Podcast

Illinois Farm Bureau members can listen to and download a new series of podcasts called “Back to our Grassroots” at this link. In the first episode, expert market analysts compare the current tariff situation with previous trade decisions, as well as their global impact. The podcasts were created as a way for IFB to communicate with its members on “hot” agriculture topics.

welcome

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® is a non-profit, membership organization. We one of 96 other Illinois county Farm Bureaus which make up the Illinois Farm Bureau.  Each county Farm Bureau® is governed by their own board of directors consisting of farmer members. 

Farm Bureau was originally organized to promote the most permanent and profitable system of agriculture possible as well as the education, social and financial welfare of its members.  The organization has evolved into assisting farmers with legislative issues, providing leadership opportunities and educational programs, furnishing information on services and products and educating the general public about the agriculture industry.

We are a grassroots organization who takes direction from our members at the local level.  The policies of the Illinois Farm Bureau are a result of resolutions submitted from county Farm Bureau®s and adopted by the voting delegation of farmer members at the Illinois Farm Bureau® annual meeting.  We have both farmer (voting) members and non-farmer (associate, non-voting members).  Anyone 18 years or older can become a member. 

Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau®’s mission statement:
“To Promote and Support Agriculture and our Communities"



news & events


Pesticide Safety Education Program  Illinois Dicamba Training  

June 5 & 6 - Defensive Driving Course, W-HFB Auditorium

June 11 & 12 - Summer Ag Institute "Ag in a Day" Workshops

June 15 - Cultivating Community Breakfast, 7-10am, W-HFB Auditorium

June 17 - W-HFB Board Meeting, 7pm

August 23 - Foundation Golf Outing, 10am Tee Time, Gibson Woods

Illinois Farm Bureau in Action News

 

office locations:

MAIN OFFICE:
1000 N Main Street in Monmouth
Hours > 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone:  309-734-9401  |  Fax: 309-734-6097
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SATELLITE OFFICE:
406 E Main St in Stronghurst.
Hours when staff is present vary.
Phone: 309-924-1151