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We hope for a safe & successful 2019 harvest for all of our farmers!

Farm Bill Informational Meetings Scheduled

A message from the Farm Service Agency… Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs.

ARC provides income support payments on historical base acres when actual crop revenue declines below a specified guaranteed level. PLC provides income support payments on historical base acres when the effective price for a covered commodity falls below its reference price. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized and updated both programs.

Signup for the 2020 crop year closes June 30, 2020, while signup for the 2019 crop year closes March 15, 2020. Producers who have not yet enrolled for 2019 can enroll for both 2019 and 2020 during the same visit to a FSA county office. ARC and PLC have options for the farm operator who is actively farming the land as well as the owner of the land. Farm owners also have a one-time opportunity to update PLC payment yields beginning with crop year 2020. If the farm owner and producer visit the FSA county office together, FSA can also update yield information during that visit.

Henderson County FSA and Warren County FSA will hold informational meetings to discuss the signup process for the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs (ARCPLC) program for the 2019-2023 Crop Years:

  • December 10th -6:30 PM @ West Central Elementary Cafeteria, 1514 Old, US-34, Biggsville, IL 61418
  • December 11th- 6:30 PM @ the Warren County Farm Bureau 1000 N Main St #1, Monmouth, IL 61462
  • December 12th – 3:00 PM @ the Warren County Farm Bureau 1000 N Main St #1, Monmouth, IL 61462

RSVP's are not required but would be appreciated for attendance. Please call the Warren County FSA Office (309-734-9308) or the Henderson County FSA Office (309-924-1173) office to RSVP.

Attention Farmers: U of I Requests Data from Farmers to Better Understand Unique Growing Year

URBANA, Ill. – Researchers and Extension Specialists from University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are asking Illinois growers to share basic planting, harvest, and yield data with the college to learn from the extraordinary growing conditions experienced this year. Using an anonymous online form, email, or the U.S. Postal Service, farmers can share very simple parameters from this year’s crop with researchers.
Click here to view the data form
Click here for more details of the experiment
“We hope never to have a spring as wet as this last one, but if we do, having this information will give us a much better idea of how to deal with it and of what to expect.” – Talon Becker, PHD, Extension Education, AGRI NTRL RSRSC I.

IAA Foundation Scholarship Application Available Dec. 1st

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) members and their children are encouraged to apply for 76 college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $7,500, will be awarded in total of $118,000 for the 2020-2021 school year. A full listing of available scholarships and eligibility guidelines is available on the Foundation website, www.iaafoundation.org. The application opens Dec. 1, 2019 and must be completed online by Feb. 1, 2020. For more information, contact your county Farm Bureau, the IAA Foundation at 309-557-2232, or e-mail Jennifer Smith at jsmith@ilfb.org.
Click here for a full write-up

IFB Young Leader Conference

The 2020 Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Conference will take place January 31st – February 1st at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. This annual conference serves as a networking event for young farmers, ag professionals, and their families who are affected by the same ag industry issues and wish to increase their knowledge and skillsets. Topics for these breakouts include: Anhydrous Safety, Hydroponics, Meals on the Go, Climatology, Managing People, Media Training, Ag in the Classroom, Photography, RFID & Livestock Traceability, Mental Health, Agronomy, Videography, Legislative Priorities, and more. Click here for more details about the conference and to see how you can register.

Behavioral & Mental Health Resources

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. More information can be found under the LINKS tab.
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
WMOI/WRAM
August 14 - Mental Health Discussion
Live Broadcast
CLICK HERE

Make space for a healthy mind. Have you checked out SilverCloud yet?

SilverCloud is a free, secure, anonymous and interactive platform to help you manage the feelings and causes of depression, anxiety or stress. Offered by OSF HealthCare and available to the public, SilverCloud is an online resource available on your computer, tablet, or phone designed to provide you with easy access to supportive behavioral therapy programs catered to your personal situation. View the links below to learn more.
  • Click here to sign-up for SilverCloud
  • View Mental Health Resources
  • Read their blog

Knox and Warren-Henderson Young Leaders Perform for a Cause

CASA of West Central Illinois hosted its 5th Annual Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser on the evening of September 26th at the Knights of Columbus in Galesburg.  CASA Young Leader Committee Members from Knox and Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureaus performed a 12 song mashup of 80’s songs and were able to gather enough votes ($1 per vote) and donations throughout the night to raise over $700 for the organization – leading them to a 1st place finish. Thanks to all supported this crew and in case you missed the performance, take a look: > CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program is a non-profit organization that was founded locally in 1994. Their missions is to speak up for and support the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. CASAs are assigned to every abuse, neglect, and dependency case in Knox, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough Counties of Illinois. To learn more, visit http://www.casaofknoxco.com/

Nitrogen Strip Trial Field Day

W-HFB hosted its Nitrogen Strip Trial Field Day on Friday, August 30th between Kirkwood and Monmouth. Click here to read more about the event.

 

Brazilian Farmers Visit W-HFB

Over the summer months, Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau had the opportunity to host three groups of Brazilian farmers who came to the Midwest to tour agricultural facilities through the travel company AgroBravo.
Click here to read more about the visits.

 

6th Annual Fall Festival 5K

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Young Leaders and the Warren County Prime Beef Festival co-sponsored their 6th annual Fall Festival 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 7th. The race started at Bayer Research Center outside Monmouth and all along the countryside course signs with agriculture facts and jokes were posted. Click here to read about 5K results.


4th Grade Ag Day

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Women’s/Ag-in-the-Classroom committee and the Prime Beef Festival sponsored their annual Agricultural Education Day for kids on Friday, September 6th at Bayer Research Center outside Monmouth. 4th grade classes from ICS, Monmouth-Roseville, and United school districts attended this annual event.
During this morning program students rotated through nine different stations where they learned about the following agriculture topics: Machinery (taught by Dudley Ricketts); Soils & Fertilizer (Joe Greenstreet & Anna Sharp); Soybeans & Plant Parts (Michael Moore); Corn & Plant Parts (Craig & Chad Long); Beef (Taylor Huston); Swine (Sue Bertelsen); Animal Vet Care (Julie Snodgrass); Sheep (Robin Corzatt); and Dairy Cattle (Gayle Baker).
Thank you to the Bayer Learning Center for allowing this event to be hosted at your facilities!


11th Annual Golf Outing

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Foundation, along with the McDonough County Farm Bureau Foundation and the Tri-County Cattlemen’s Association hosted their annual golf outing on August 23rd at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. 18 teams of four participated in the Friday outing and when all was said and done, Team Grant, consisting of Casey Grant, Jay Grant, Ron Grant, and Rich Thomas took home the best score.
Click Here To Read More

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.

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!

November's feature is on: Jordan Reeder

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JORDAN ]

October's feature is on: Josh Dean

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JOSH ]

August's feature is on: Jacob Baker

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JACOB ]

July's feature is on: Kendall Shimmin.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT KENDALL ]

June's feature is on: Justin Allaman.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JUSTIN ]


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 ]

Warren-Henderson Takes on the 10 Gallon Milk Challenge


IFB Podcasts

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!

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


Mental Health Discussion #2 from 10/22: listen to the recording at Click to listen to the recording

FS Agriculture Forum from 11/19: Click to listen to the recording

*Slide packets from Steve Johnson 11-25-19  marketing seminar are available in W-HFB office*

 

December 16 - W-HFB Board Meeting, 1pm

December 17 - Young Leader Meeting, 6:30pm @ Roseville Lanes

Save the Date

March 27 - Women in Agriculture Conference, Jumer's Hotel in Rock Island

Illinois Farm Bureau in Action News

 

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