The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® is a non-profit, membership organization working to represent farmers and serve our members. We are governed by a board of directors made up of farmers who are members of the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau. The board consists of between 12 - 16 directors. All directors are elected by the membership at-large, except for the Chairs of the Women's and Young Leader Committees. Our Women’s Committee chair and Young Leaders’ Committee chair also have seats on the board.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Directors serve two-year terms and are elected at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in June of every year. Directors may serve (5) two-year terms. Directors must be voting members; positions are at-large.
The Women’s/AITC and Young Farmers chairs are elected annually.
Women's/Ag-The-Classroom/Women's Chairperson:Sue Campbell - Monmouth
Young Leader Chair:Justin Allaman – Kirkwood
To contact directors call the Farm Bureau office at 309-734-9401 or email us
Open Positions on the Board (as of 06-20-22):
At-Large – 4 positions
Gina Sanberg, Manager
Janelle Duckwiler, Administrative Assistant
COMMITTEE & FOCUS GROUPS
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP OR SERVE ON ONE OF OUR COMMITTEES OR FOCUS GROUPS?
The overall purpose of this committee is to help school children gain knowledge and develop positive attitudes about the production of food and the role of farmers and agriculture in our society by encouraging farmers & educators to work together to bring agricultural education into all K-12 classrooms. To supply teachers with materials and information so that they can implement agriculture in their lesson plans.
The purpose of this committee is to oversee the upkeep of the Farm Bureau® building & equipment, and report to the board on any repairs, maintenance or improvements that need to be made. They also deal with the matters concerning tenants of the building.
Commodities & Marketing
This committee is organized to provide programs, services, activities in the commodities and marketing areas. The committee’s purpose is to help members learn how to improve their net income.
Communications & Promotions
This committee’s purpose is to promote Farm Bureau® and farmers in a positive light and foster good relations among the public which includes members, non-members, community leaders, public officials and the media.
Health & Safety
Agriculture remains one of the most dangerous occupations. This committee promotes county safety & health programs in an effort to prevent serious farm-related illnesses and accidents. They also promote programs to help with safety and health issues off of the farm.
This committee is the link between the county Farm Bureau® and state & national legislators in that county. This committee coordinates the efforts of its members with the IFB in areas affecting state & national legislation and should strive to keep county Farm Bureau® members informed on the organization’s policies and legislative activities. This committee works to maintain good relationships with their elected government officials & their staff, and to educate members on current and potential legislative issues affecting farm and rural life.
This committee works with units of local government, such as the county, school districts, library districts and others to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of rural residents. It is this committee’s responsibility to consider, investigate and report on local issues affecting farmers and bring these issues to the board.
This committee’s purpose is to provide direction and leadership in county membership acquisition and maintenance programs and services. This committee is to foster good relations among the county Farm Bureau®’s many contacts which include members, nonmembers, community opinion leaders, public officials and media. The purpose of this committee is to build and maintain a good public image of farmers and Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau®.
This committee’s purpose is to provide multiple opportunities for members to participate in the policy development process. The committee reviews subjects of concern to farmers and makes recommendations to the board. The board may forward these issues to the IFB State Resolutions Committee or the IFB Board of Directors. The committee is responsible for selecting methods and ideas for a county viewpoint program.
This committee consists of members 18-35 years of age. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for leadership development and provide programs and activities of interest to their age group. Members of this committee are encouraged to participate in our other committee program activities.
IFB Offers Policy, Passion, Talent at AFBF Annual Convention
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Over 4,000 farmers across the country registered for the 103rd Annual Convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), held Jan. 7-12 in Atlanta, Georgia. The event brought together 345 voting delegates, including 20 delegates from Illinois. Delegates addressed Illinois Farm Bureau’s (IFB) policy submittals on issues of urban agriculture and labor, 2023 Farm Bill priorities, renewable energy, dairy and livestock price transparency and climate change. Also at the national convention, Tyler & Cassie Schleich participated in the Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture competition.
Click here to read more about their national
level experience, and here to read more about their state level experience.
A background video of their story can be viewed here.