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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.

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

IDOA Schedules Clean Sweep Collection in Central IL

A “Clean Sweep” collections has been scheduled in late summer by IDOA for Fulton, Henderson, Knox, Marshall, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Warren, and Woodford counties. The collection, which rotates among Illinois counties, is open to farmers, retired farmers, nursery owners, private pesticide applicators, structural pest control applicators and landowners who inherited unwanted agricultural pesticides with their property.

Participants must register the products they plan to dispose of by July 27th. Registration is required to give the waste disposal contractor time to prepare for the different kinds of materials that will need to be handled. Forms can be obtained either by calling the IDOA Pesticide Hotline at 1-800-641-3934 or by clicking the link below. Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau is a program sponsor and forms will be available in our Monmouth and Stronghurst offices.

To read a full write-up on the clean sweep program, click here.

Click here for a waste disposal registration form.

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.

Flag the Technology

“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. Let's review the terminology....click here to read more.

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
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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"



news & events


Local Farmers Markets:

Alexis Farmers Market - Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:30pm

Monmouth Farmers Market - Fridays from 5:00 - 7:00pm

Stronghurst Farmers Market - Select Monday evenings, 5:00 - 8:00pm 

July 16 - 23 - Warren County Fair

July 18 - W-HFB Board Meeting, 7:00pm

July 20-30 - Henderson County Fair

July 27 - Deadline to submit registration forms for IDOA Pesticide Clean Sweep

August 2 - YL District 7&8 Discussion Meet, 6:00pm @ Peoria CFB

August 3 - Deadline to Order Peaches

August 11 - Peaches delivered to Farm Bureau building in Monmouth

August 19 - Foundation Golf Outing, 10:00am tee time @ Gibson Woods 

September 3-10 - Prime Beef Festival

 

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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