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Rural Road Harvest Safety Reminder
As harvest is upon us, the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® reminds motorists and farmers to be mindful when traveling roadways. We wish everyone a safe and successful harvest! Click here to read about safety reminders & tips on passing farm machinery.
Bushels for Care
Gifts of grain are a unique and underutilized way to make a charitable gift. For farm operators, gifting grain directly, rather than selling the grain and making a gift from the proceeds, may provide a more significant tax savings. Contributing grain allows you to avoid the sale of the commodity as income, while the production costs may still be deductible.
OSF HealthCare and Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau are teaming up to promote Bushels for Care this harvest season. Currently, OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth is in the midst of a major emergency department redesign. Bushels for Care dollars donated toward OSF HealthCare at this time will go toward this new emergency department project. Click here to learn more.
NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEK
BLOOMINGTON, ILL. — Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is again partnering with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) to promote farm safety and health during National Farm Safety and Health Week, themed, ‘Farm Safety Yields Real Results,’ Sept. 19-25, 2021.
“We’re excited to help promote and support NECAS’s efforts in keeping farmers and farm families safe,” said Jake Armstrong, President, Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureau. “Harvest season can be particularly dangerous for farmers with long hours and stress of weather delays, equipment breakdowns or high operating costs, and this year’s activities will reinforce the importance of organizations like ours working together to ensure farmers make it home safely to their families at night.”
Each day of the week has a designated topic of focus to promote various aspects of farm safety:
- Monday, Sept. 20 – Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
- Tuesday, Sept. 21 – Overall Farmer Health
- Wednesday, Sept. 22 – Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
- Thursday, Sept. 23 – Agricultural Fertilizer & Chemical Safety
- Friday, Sept. 24 – Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
Tune into RFD Radio Network (1330AM or 94.1FM) each day for interviews with experts in the field discussing each of the daily topics! Videos on the above topics can be found at: https://www.necasag.org/nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek/.
2021’s Online Auction is in the Books
The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® Foundation and Ag Education Partnership would like to thank sponsors, donors, and bidders who participated in our June 21-27th online auction! The auction campaign brought in over $10,000! Therse proceeds will go directly toward our Scholarship and Ag in the Classroom Programs. Many thanks goes out to Van Adkisson and Heather Gregory for their work in setting up and hosting the auction site.
Ag Service Award Presented
Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients
The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® Foundation is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. Due to the generosity of the Twomey Family Foundation, memorials in honor of loved ones, support from our members and area businesses, and fundraising efforts, the Foundation is able to assist thirteen applicants this year furthering their education in agriculture. Each of this year’s recipients will receive a total of $2,000 for the 2021-22 academic year. Click here to read about the recipients.
LINK Issues Available
Illinois Farm bureau publishes a bi-monthly newsletter with the hopes of providing Local Information, News and Know-How. A goal of LINK is to improve county Farm Bureau leaders' influence in local government issues and advance their awareness, capability, and involvement in issues through information and assistance in understanding and planning on such local government issues.
The May/June 2021 issue of LINK focuses on the Farmland Assessment Law and how it works. Learn about the law, certified values, and how it all impacts you. Click here to read the May/June 2021 and prior issues.
Food Pantries Receive Reeder Pork
Six area food pantries in Warren and Henderson counties received pork donations in late January thanks to Little York farmer Devin Reeder. Devin donated two hogs and worked with Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® to distribute the frozen meat to Alexis Area Food Bank, Family Outreach Community Center in Stronghurst, Helping Hands of Roseville, the Henderson County Health Dept. Food Pantry, Jamieson Community Center in Monmouth, and the Lomax Food Pantry. Donated cuts included: ham hocks, spare/pork back ribs, butterfly chops, pork fresh ham steaks, cured ham steaks, ground pork, mild sausage, pork steaks, and sliced bacon. W-HFB paid for the processing fees from Woodhull Locker. A big thanks goes out to Devin and his family for their generosity and contribution to local communities. To donate or see how you can be of assistance to the food pantries listed above:
Alexis Area Food Bank: 309-337-5574
Family Outreach Community Center: 309-924-1872
Helping Hands of Roseville: 309-536-0229
Henderson County Health Department Food Pantry: 309-627-2812
Jamieson Community Center: 309-734-4251
Lomax Food Pantry: 217-966-0447
Dairy Donation from Area Native
Having grown up with livestock (cattle and hogs) outside Little York, transitioning to dairy farming was an easier move for Carrie Pollard than it would be for most people. Carrie, the daughter of Tom and Sue Bertelsen, resides in Rockford, IL with her husband Brent, where they own and operate a 75-cow dairy operation. In addition to dairy, Carrie and Brent also grow cash crops on acres that have been in Brent’s family for multiple generations. The biggest change regarding dairy vs. the livestock she grew up raising? The timing. “I was used to weekend chores, etc., but I’ve found the mornings and timing to be a challenge. I am not a morning person as the Campbell and Leary clan that I grew up showing with will attest to!”
Click here to continue reading about Carrie's donation to her home community.
Rules of the Road & Plat Books Available
Behavioral & Mental Health Resources
August 14 - Mental Health Discussion
Make space for a healthy mind. Have you checked out SilverCloud yet?
Warren-Henderson Takes on the 10 Gallon Milk Challenge
IFB News & Media
Check out Illinois Farm Bureau’s podcasts that give insight on Illinois farm, family, and food related issues! Available at this link include the Partners, RFD Radio, RFD Illinois, and Best of RFD podcasts. Whether you’re interested in the markets and weather, hearing in-depth interviews with top ag decision-makers, listening to a recap of ‘what happened this week in Illinois agriculture’, or learning about some ideas on Illinois places and events to visit, IFB has you covered!"
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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.
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news & events
November 15 - W-HFB Board Meeting, 7:00pm
1000 N Main Street in Monmouth
Hours > 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: 309-734-9401 | Fax: 309-734-6097
406 E Main St in Stronghurst.
Hours when staff is present vary.