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Steven D. Johnson, Ph.D. served as the Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for 21 years, retiring in early 2021. On June 14th, Steve will present a webinar titled “What’s In Your Crop Marketing Plan?” This webinar will be available to certain county farm bureaus at 7:00pm. Topics will include corn and soybean supply/demand and price outlook, weather & USDA report forecasts, and considerations for a crop marketing plan. Members can register by clicking here.

 

June 23rd Ribeye Drive-Thru Meal

On the evening of Wednesday, June 23rd, W-HFB will be hosting a drive-thru ribeye steak sandwich meal at the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Stronghurst (Livestock Arena). The cost is $10 per meal and will include a Tri-County Cattlemen ribeye steak sandwich, cheesy potatoes, fruit salad, and a drink. This meal is open to everyone. Call 309-734-9401 or 309-924-1151 to reserve your meal(s) by June 18th. Items for the W-HFB Foundation and Ag Education Partnership’s virtual auction will be on display at the event.

June 21st – 27th Online Foundation Auction

This year’s Foundation auction will again take place through an online platform and all items will be available to bidders from June 21st – June 27th. A link to the auction will be made available closer to the start date. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Foundation’s Scholarship Program and the Warren-Henderson Ag Education Partnership’s Ag in the Classroom Program. For those not looking to bid on auction items, but willing to support our scholarship and ag in the classroom programs, a link to donate online can be found under the Foundation tab. Click here to see a current flyer of auction items.

Steve Johnson Virtual Market Outlook

Steven D. Johnson, Ph.D. served as the Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for 21 years, retiring in early 2021. On June 14th, Steve will present a webinar titled “What’s In Your Crop Marketing Plan?” This webinar will be available to certain county farm bureaus at 7:00pm. Topics will include corn and soybean supply/demand and price outlook, weather & USDA report forecasts, and considerations for a crop marketing plan. Members can register by contacting W-HFB at 309-734-9401 or whfb@whfarmbureau.org and providing your email address.

Flag the Technology Field Flags Available

“What herbicide trait are your beans this year?” That is a question we should be asking of our neighbors and communicating our seed plans to them and to local custom applicators. This crop year will present many challenges for private and custom applicators. The adoption of the new Enlist and XtendFlex traits mean there will now be (predominately) two different and totally unique herbicide traits in area soybean fields this season. Communicating “what is planted where” is of the utmost importance in 2021.

Let’s review the terminology:
Liberty Link: tolerant to Liberty herbicide only
Xtend: “dicamba beans”- tolerant to Roundup & Dicamba (Engenia, Xtendimax herbicides)
XtendFlex: new for 2021, tolerant to Roundup, Dicamba & Liberty
Enlist: “2,4-D beans”- tolerant to Roundup, Enlist herbicides (2,4-D Choline) & Liberty

How do we communicate “what is planted where”? The first and best option is to pick up the phone and call or text your neighbor. Let them know what trait you intend to plant and don’t forget to reach out again if plans change in season. Secondly, add a visual layer of communication. Flag the Technology flags will be available at the Farm Bureau office, free of charge. To continue reading, click here.

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.

13th Annual Golf Outing

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Foundation, along with the McDonough County Farm Bureau® Foundation and the Tri-County Cattlemen will be holding their annual golf outing fundraiser on Friday, August 20th at Gibson Woods in Monmouth. This is a 4-person scramble and the cost is $60 per person, $240 per team. The fees cover 18 holes golf, cart, and a ribeye steak lunch. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and tee time is 10:00 a.m. There are sponsorship opportunities if you are not a golfer but would like to support the event.

All proceeds will benefit all three organizations’ scholarship and agriculture education programs. For more information, contact Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau at 309-734-9401.
Registration Form (PDF)
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2021 Plat Book Advertising

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® is working with Rockford Map Publishers on a new 2021 plat book (we hope to have this edition available late this fall). W-HFB is currently collecting advertising for the plat book; if you know of a business that has interest and would be willing to advertise, please contact W-HFB at 309-734-9401 or whfb@whfarmbureau.org. We thank you for your support of this project and item that is so very popular!

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

Anhydrous Ammonia Certified Grower Training

Illinois growers and grower farm operators who transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment, are now required by state regulation (8 IAC 215) to complete certified grower training. The full text of the current regulations is available at: https://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/008/00800215sections.html.

Growers and grower farm operators have until April 1, 2022 to become certified. Their certification will be good for three years from the date they complete the training, after which time they will need to participate in a refresher course. The certified grower training may be delivered through both online and in-person opportunities at no cost to the grower or grower farm operator. The in-person classes have been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but IFB will be working in the coming weeks and months to make those opportunities available for CFBs.

For Training information & registration, visit: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Plants/Fertilizer/Pages/Anhydrous-Ammonia.aspx.

Illinois Farm Bureau Livestock Resource: Farm Gate

Illinois’ livestock industry addresses environmental protection through regulatory programs, industry-led educational initiatives, and publicly-funded programmatic approaches. Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) wants to assist farmers with regulatory questions and provide educational opportunities and resources to help meet industry regulations and protect the environment. IFB has implemented an educational program for Illinois livestock farmers at the farm gate level. The program is built for livestock farms of all sizes, with a special focus on small and medium sized operations.

For more information, visit http://ilfb.org/take-actionstar/current-priorities/protecting-our-environment/livestock/farm-gate/.

$10,000 to River Bend Foodbank for Beef and Pork Products 

The Quad City Regional Advertising Group partnered with Illinois Farm Bureau in August to donate $10,000 to River Bend Foodbank for beef and pork products. The Quad City Regional Advertising Group consists of Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, Mercer, Warren-Henderson, Stark and Knox County Farm Bureaus.  
      According to River Bend Foodbank, the $10,000 donation will purchase approximately 3,000 pounds of ground beef and ground pork, providing 50,000 meals to those in need. Every dollar donated helps provide five meals. River Bend Foodbank supports local food banks within the eight counties in the Quad City Regional Advertising Group. Click here to read more.

 

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

The most current version of ‘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. Please contact W-HFB if you would like a booklet mailed to you. An online version with detailed breakdowns of the booklet can be seen here. 2018 Warren-Henderson Counties Plat Books are available for purchase at Monmouth and Stronghurst W-HFB locations.

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
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Warren-Henderson Takes on the 10 Gallon Milk Challenge


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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. 

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



news & events


COVID-19 Farmer & Rural Resources

June 21 - W-HFB Annual Board Meeting (business meeting only) @ W-HFB Auditorium, 6:00pm

June 21 - W-HFB Board Meeting, 7:00pm 

June 23 - Ribeye Steak Sandwich Drive-Thru @ the Henderson Co. Fairgrounds (Livestock Arena), 5:00-7:00pm

August 20th - Foundation Golf Outing at Gibson Woods, 10:00am tee time

August 26th - Nitrogen Strip Trial Field Day, 10:00-12:00pm

COVID-19 Farmer & Rural Resources

Rules for the Road Transportation Online Booklet

IDOA Pesticide Testing/Training Information

Certified Livestock Manager Training

Anhydrous Ammonia Certified Training

 

COUNTRY Financial Winter Ag Webinars

FarmWeekNow

AgriVisor

IFB Weekly

llinois Farm Bureau in Action News

LINK (Local Information, News and Know-How

 

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