• Ag in the Classroom
• Member/Adult Educational Programs
• Ag Education Partnership
Take Action: Urge EPA to Restore Integrity to the Renewable Fuel Standard!
The EPA is taking comments through November 29th on their supplemental RFS proposal Take just a few minutes to view this action request and submit a comment expressing your support.
EPA’s inexcusable use of Small Refinery Exemptions over the past three years has been devastating to corn growers and ethanol producers. SRE’s granted by EPA in the past year reduced corn demand by 230 million bushels, contributed to two ethanol plant closures in Illinois, and many more across the country.
In a nutshell, EPA’s proposed rule:
• Fails to restore integrity to the RFS
• Could result in backsliding of ethanol production
• Would prevent market recovery for farmers and keep ethanol plants shuttered
The RFS has been a game changer for Illinois agriculture – voice your support by completing this Action Request!
We hope for a safe & successful 2019 harvest for all of our farmers!
Steve Johnson Marketing Seminar: November 25th
Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension, will be at the Knox Agri-Center in Galesburg on Monday, November 25th at 7:00pm to present Crop Price Risk & Cash Flow Management. To reserve your seat visit knoxcfb.org
or call W-HFB at 309-734-9401. Thank you to our sponsors for this program: Abingdon Banking Center, First Midwest Bank, North-And. Co., Tompkins State Bank, Walt Dagen Construction, West Central FS, Knox County Farm Bureau, and W-HFB.
November FS Agriculture Forum
Tune-in to AM 1330 WRAM/FM 94.1 on November 19th from 12pm-2pm for a year-end summary of harvest and opportunities that exist in 2020 for agriculture. For more details on topics that will be discussed and to see the list of panelists for the event, click here
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
Amy Rademaker (Carle Hospitals) :
Resources, Symptoms, and Articles Regarding Mental Health and Cultivating Wellness
Rural Mental Health Support -
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Farmer Resource Network (Farm Aid)
August 14 - Mental Health Discussion
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
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
Thanks To All Who Made The W-HFB Annual Meeting a Success
W-HFB hosted its 31st Annual Meeting on the evening of June 25th at the VFW in Monmouth. During the meeting, Chad Long and Adam Martin, retiring directors, were recognized for their many years of service to W-HFB. The 2019-20 Foundation scholarship recipients were also introduced. Rob Elliott of Cameron was awarded with the evening’s Ag Service Award. After the meeting portion, a live/silent auction was held by the W-HFB Foundation and Ag Education Partnership. Van Adkisson was the evening’s auctioneer and due to the generosity of sponsors, donors, and bidders, the auction campaign raised over $14,500 to be split between the scholarship and ag in the classroom programs. Comedian Tim Cavanagh was the night’s entertainment and his routine ended out the evening. Thank you again to all the sponsors, businesses, and donors who made the evening a success. We appreciate the support more than you know!
2019 Auction Sponsors
Gold Sponsor: Lindell Aerial Ag
Silver Sponsors: Compeer Financial, Fairview Sale Barn, Midwest Bank, Security Savings Bank
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.
Warren-Henderson Takes on the 10 Gallon Milk Challenge
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!
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"
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.