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2021 W-H Plat Books

Warren Henderson Farm Bureau® has worked with Rockford Map Publishers on new 2021 plat books. The plat books are available for purchase at W-HFB Monmouth and Stronghurst offices. Plat Books are $28.00 (this includes tax) for members and $40.00 (this includes tax) for non-members. Shipping options are available, visit whfarmbureau.org or call W-HFB for information. A plat book can be found by clicking here.

Order Peaches Now!

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Foundation & Ag Education Partnership are selling southern Illinois peaches from Rendleman Orchards, located in Union County. The price of a 25 lb. box is $45.00; delivery is scheduled for Thursday, August 11th. Delivery will be to the Farm Bureau in Monmouth (1000 N. Main St.).

NEW this year, 16 oz. bags of Rendleman Orchards Aunt Wesie's Old-Fashioned Cobbler Mix and Rendleman Orchards Peach Crisp Mix will be offered at $8.00 each. This is an easy-to-make drop cobbler style mix and easy peach crisp topping mix. Each bag makes two 8” X 8” square cobblers or crisp or one large 9” X 13” pan!

To order, please fill out a form and return it and payment (cash or check) to the Farm Bureau. Additional forms can be found at the Monmouth or Stronghurst Farm Bureau offices, or at whfarmbureau.org. Payment must accompany order form.

Deadline to order is August 3rd. Make checks payable to W-HFB Foundation.

Click here for a peach order form
Forms can also be found at Monmouth or Stronghurst Farm Bureau offices.

Soil Health Workshop

Join Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau for a Soil Health Workshop on Wednesday, August 10th! This event will take place at the W-HFB auditorium in Monmouth (1000 N Main St.) and the goal of this workshop will be to help growers successfully implement no-till, strip till, and/or cover crops if they feel that is best for their operation. Speakers will discuss different cover crop species and ways to seed them successfully. They will also be covering different nutrient management strategies that will enhance these practices. Below is the scheduled agenda and speakers:

AGENDA
Soil Biology and Cover Crops: 10:00AM to Noon
Lunch: Noon to 1:00PM
Nutrient Management: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Planter Setup: 2:30PM to 3:00PM

SPEAKERS
Abigail Peterson, Illinois Soybean Association
Jim Isermann, Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership
Jay Nelson, Field to Yield Crop Consulting
Todd Painter, Painter Farm Equipment
Click here to read more about the speakers

This workshop will be a great opportunity to increase your knowledge on different management practices and make new connections! Contact Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau at 309-734-9401 or whfb@whfarmbureau.org to RSVP for this free workshop.

14th 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 19th at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. This is a 4 person scramble and the cost is $75 per person, $300 per team. The fees cover 18 holes golf, cart, and lunch. Registration will be from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.; tee time at 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.

Golf Outing registration order

TRI-COUNTY CATTLEMEN TO HOST BEEF INDUSTRY TOUR

The Tri-County Cattlemen are hosting a Beef Industry Tour on Friday, August 20, 2022. This event is for any one interested in the beef industry to learn from other cattle producer's about management of cattle, pasture, and sale of product. This is an educational event, an opportunity to network and engage, and a social event at the conclusion of the event. This event will feature tours (via a charter bus) of Grateful Graze (Cambridge, IL) and Staker Acres (Aledo, IL), a ribeye dinner (Roseville IL Fairgrounds), and entertainment by Mad Hoss Jackson (Roseville Fairgrounds). The public is welcome to attend all or part of this Beef promotion event. Tickets and sponsorships are available for purchase online at tricountycattlemen.com.

September Grain Bin Rescue Operations Course

The Monmouth Fire Department is hosting a Grain Bin Rescue Operations Course September 19 – September 23. The Monday – Friday 40-hour course will start take place from 8:00 – 5:00pm each day and the course location is set for 601 Industrial Park Rd, Monmouth.

Dave Newcomb of the Illinois Fire Service Institute will be the instructor of the course. This course is designed for emergency first responders. First responders are those who respond in the event of a 911 emergency response. The scope of this course is to educate students about grain storage facility types, their construction, and operating features. OSHA regulations, physical-environmental hazards and potential rescue resources are identified to ensure the response falls within the requirements minimizing fire department civil or criminal liability. Upon completion of this class the student will possess the ability to function as a member of a rescue team conducting rescue and entry operations at a grain storage facility. More information about this course can be found by visiting fsi.illinois.edu.

Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau will cover the $330.00 course fee for up to fifteen Warren or Henderson County volunteer firefighters who register and complete this course. To register and for more information, contact the Monmouth Fire Department at 309-734-8427.

June Tractor Drive a Success

On Saturday, June 4th, the Maple City Antique Tractor Association hosted a Tractor Drive Fundraiser. The drive started in Abingdon, IL and the 30+ participants traveled to Knoxville before heading back to Abingdon through the Lake Bracken area. The crew traveled through the Wolf Covered Bridge in Knoxville and stopped for lunch at Big Catz BBQ (Knoxville) for lunch before making the trek back. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Foundation's Scholarship and W-H Ag Education Partnership's Ag in the Classroom Programs. We thank the Maple City Club for their generosity; nearly $800 was raised for our programs!

Click here for more photos of the event.

Missavage Receives W-HFB Ag Service Award

The Ag Service Award is an annual award Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® started giving out in 1992. It is awarded to an individual who has been a great supporter of agriculture and given unselfishly to help others in the agricultural field. The recipient of the 2022 Ag Service Award is area farmer and former Pioneer representative Jim Missavage.

Click here to read about Jim.

Get Out and Vote!

W-HFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. Because of the generosity of the Twomey Family Foundation and the donations and support of our members, 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 2022-23 academic year.

This year’s recipients are: Max Carnes, Jacob Ford, Spencer Jack, Owen Jenks, Brynn Johnson, Levi Meadows, William Ornduff, Emma Parkins, Raven Plate, Ashlyn Quinn, Dexter Ricketts, Blake Ryner, and Evan Wynne. The following is a little bit of information about each of the recipients based on the information submitted with their applications. Brynn Johnson received the $250 Leo & Carol Mahoney Memorial Scholarship; Dexter Ricketts received the $250 Duane Jensen Memorial Scholarship; Jacob Ford received the $250 Lloyd & Pauline Winbigler Memorial Scholarship and Ashlyn Quinn received the $250 Tom & Marjorie Long Memorial Scholarship.

To read more about each scholarship recipient, click here.

April Ag Day Held for 3rd Graders

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® Women’s/Ag in the Classroom Committee held their annual 3rd Grade Ag Day for Kids on April 26th at the Fairview Center United Methodist Church outside of Monmouth

Ag Day consisted of approximately 140 students and teachers from ICS, United North, United West, and West Central elementaries rotating through eight different stations during this morning event: Conservation, Bees, Corn, Beef, Poultry, Pork, Soybeans, and Drones

click here for a full write-up on 3rd Grade Ag Day.

Allaman Named an Illinois FFA Top 10 Section President

Monmouth, IL – Elaina Allaman of Monmouth was recognized as a 2022 Illinois FFA Top 10 Section President. This award recognizes FFA members who have excelled in their role as an Illinois FFA Section President. Allaman will be recognized during the 2022 Illinois FFA State Convention in June.

To read more about Elaina and her accomplishments, click here.

Acquaintance Day Held at The Belted Cow Orchard

Back on Monday, March 28th, students from Monmouth-Roseville, United, and West Central High School FFA Chapters attended a Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® Acquaintance Day event. Acquaintance Days programs are held to help foster relationships between FFA Chapters and Farm Bureau and show ways students can become involved with the organization. This event started off with a morning tour of The Belted Cow Orchard, located between Oquawka and Monmouth on Highway 164.

To read about this event, click here.

View The Belted Cow Orchard’s website to see what they have to offer! click here.

Rules for the Road Trucking Seminar

Rules for the Road Recording Booklet Available

In February-March, Illinois Farm Bureau hosted a series of two-hour trucking seminars focusing on transportation laws and regulations as they pertain to the agricultural industry. The Rules for the Road Seminar covered recent changes and some of the more established but still misunderstood rules, such as the USDOT Number, UCR registrations and driver’s license classifications, to name a few. Members can find a recording of a seminar by logging into myIFB.org and contact the W-HFB office for a copy of the latest IFB Rules for the Road Transportation Booklet.

Interested in Beekeeping?

The Western Illinois Beekeepers Association cordially invites you to attend their monthly meetings. They are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau building, 1000 N. Main St., Monmouth, Illinois. Meetings are free and open to the public. Contact Jan Arteaga at 309-313-3648 or arteaga618@gmail.com with questions.

Be sure to check out your local Farmers Markets this summer!

Alexis Farmers Market

Location: Alexis Park on
West Broadway
When: Tuesdays from
4:00 – 6:30pm
For more information: Search
‘Alexis Farmer’s Market’ on
Facebook or call 309-635-4666

Monmouth Farmers Market

Location: Fortress Bank
Parking Lot, 300 N. Main St.
When: June- September
Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00pm
For more information: Email
director@monmouthilchamber.com
or call 309-734-3181

Stronghurst Farmers Market

Location: Downtown
Stronghurst on Broadway
When: Select Monday
evenings, 5:00 – 8:00pm
For more information: Search
‘Stronghurst Farmers Market’
on Facebook or contact
stronghurstfarmersmarket@gmail.com

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

Warren-Henderson Takes on the 10 Gallon Milk Challenge


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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"

office locations:

MAIN OFFICE:
1000 N Main Street in Monmouth
Hours > 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone:  309-734-9401  |  Fax: 309-734-6097
EMAIL US

SATELLITE OFFICE:
406 E Main St in Stronghurst.
Hours when staff is present vary.
Phone: 309-924-1151