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MONMOUTH WEATHER
Disaster Relief Assistance Resources & Donation Information can be found at:

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Not all wounds are visible and sometimes calling upon the farming community – friends, neighbors, or clergy can make a difference in managing stressful situations and crises. Below are some outside resources available for those in such a situation.
Amy Rademaker (Carle Hospitals) : Resources, Symptoms, and Articles Regarding Mental Health and Cultivating Wellness
CLICK HERE
Rural Mental Health Support -
Ted Matthews

(320) 266-2390
CLICK HERE
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
(781) 239-0071
CLICK HERE
Farmer Resource Network (Farm Aid)
1-800-327-6243
CLICK HERE
Rural Assistance Center
1-800-270-1898
CLICK HERE

ANNUAL TRACTOR DRIVE APPROACHES

The Maple City Antique Tractor Club is working in conjunction with the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® Foundation to sponsor a Tractor Drive on Saturday, June 1st, rain or shine. The meeting time will be 8:00am and the starting and ending point for the route will be at Mike Jones’s shed at the eastern edge of Smithshire, 128 S Polk Street. The group will stop at The Pink in Lomax for lunch. The tractor club is dedicating all proceeds from the drive to the Foundation’s Ag-in-the-Classroom and Scholarship Programs. 

Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by completing this registration form and returning it along with a $25.00 registration fee to the W-HFB Foundation. Please make checks out to W-HFB Foundation.

For more information please call Russell Stewart at 309-255-4846 or the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau at 309-734-9401.

Defensive Driving Course: June 5th & 6th

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® will be hosting a Defensive Driving Course on June 5th and 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Farm Bureau® auditorium in Monmouth.  The registration fee is $10.00 for Farm Bureau® members and $20.00 for non-members.  This fee covers materials for the course and lunch for both days.

Click here for more information and to learn how to register.

Cultivating Community Breakfast

Join the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau on the morning of Saturday, June 15th for our Cultivating Community Breakfast! This event will take place from 7-10am at the W-HFB building in Monmouth and is open to the public. In addition to breakfast in our auditorium, displays on topics regarding equipment, chemicals, animal health, and ethanol will be set up outside. Kid activities will be available and a grain entrapment demonstration will take place. We invite you to come eat, view our displays and activities, and spend a few hours of your Saturday with us!

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.

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! May's feature is on: Cassie Schleich.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT CASSIE ]

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 1 - Annual Tractor Drive, 8am meet time, Smithshire (128 S Polk, Smithshire)

June 1 - Henderson Co. 4-H BBQ, 4-7:00pm @ Henderson County Fairgrounds

June 4 - Warren Co. 4-H BBQ, 4:30-6:30 @ W-HFB Auditorium

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

June 25 - W-HFB Annual Meeting, 5:30 registration, 6pm meal, Monmouth VFW

July 13-20 - Warren County Fair

July 21-27 Henderson County Fair

July 19 - Nitrogen Testing Field Day, details TBD

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