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It’s that Time of Year Again…Order Your Peaches Now

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Foundation and Ag Education Partnership are selling southern Illinois, Cresthaven freestone peaches from Rendleman Orchard in Union County. The price for a 25 lb. box is $35.00 and delivery is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13th. The deadline to submit an order is Friday, August 2nd. Click here to download and print your form today. Payment must accompany order form. Checks may be made out to W-HFB Foundation and mailed to W-HFB Foundation, PO Box 348, Monmouth, IL 61462 or dropped off at our Monmouth or Stronghurst office.

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

West Central FS Young Producer Event

West Central FS, Inc. will be hosting a Young Producer Event for area young producers on Tuesday, August 6th. The day will start off with a 9:00am tour of KINZE Manufacturing in Williamsburg Iowa. Lunch will follow the tour and in the afternoon the group will circle back and tour the GROWMARK Distribution Center in Alpha at 2:30pm. Transportation will be provided and pick-up points include the WCFS office in Macomb (1202 West Piper St.) at 6am, W-HFB in Monmouth (1000 N Main St.) at 6:35am, and the WCFS Main office in Galesburg (1445 Monmouth Boulevard) at 7am. The group size will be limited at 48 people, be sure to RSVP early. With questions or to reserve your spot, contact Rich DeSchepper at rdeschepper@westcentralfs.com or call/email W-HFB at whfarmbureau.org or 309-734-9401. Click here to see the flyer for the event.

11th Annual Golf Outing to be held in August

Join the McDonough County Farm Bureau Foundation, Tri-County Cattlemen, and W-HFB Foundation on Friday, August 23rd at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth for their 11th Annual Golf Outing fundraiser. Registration will begin at 9:30am, tee time at 10:00am with a shotgun start for the 4 person, best ball scramble. The cost is $60 per person or $240 per team. The fees cover 18 holes, a cart, and a ribeye steak lunch. A registration form, as well as sponsorship opportunities, can be found here. Checks may be written out to McDonough County Farm Bureau Foundation. All proceeds will benefit all three organizations’ scholarship and agriculture education programs.

6th Annual Fall Festival 5K Set for September

Join the Prime Beef Festival and W-HFB Young Leader Committee at their 6th Annual Fall Festival 5K on the morning of Saturday, September 7th. The race will begin at 8:00am, with registration beginning at 7:15am, and the starting point will be at Bayer Learning Center outside Monmouth. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the Prime Beef Festival and agriculture education in Warren and Henderson Counties. Click here to see a registration form with more details, or visit jotform to register online.

Next Generation Ag Advocates to host Transitioning Production Agriculture Meetings

To view the dates/locations of these informative workshops for farmers, land owners, and ag industry professionals, click here. Visit nextgenag.us for more information and to view specific details for each meeting.

Illinois Farm Bureau to host 5 Lock and Dam Closures Informational Meetings

Attend one of these July or August meetings to learn how to prepare for closures on the Illinois River.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

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.
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

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 Receives IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant

The focus remains local in the latest round of Illinois Farm Bureau Nutrient Stewardship Grants. IFB announced $100,000 in grants to 19 projects to be implemented by 30 county Farm Bureaus and many local partners around the state.

Lyndsey Ramsey, IFB associate director of environmental and natural resources, described the fourth year of grant projects as expanding involvement of local farmer members. [ CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ]

GET TO KNOW US

‘Get to Know Us’ is a feature of some of our Farm Bureau Young Leaders and volunteers. We hope to share what agriculture means to those featured, share the variety of agricultural jobs/careers in our surrounding areas, and have our communities get to know us a little better! July's feature is on: Kendall Shimmin.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT KENDALL ]

June's feature is on: Justin Allaman.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JUSTIN ]


May's feature is on: Cassie Schleich.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT CASSIE ]

April's feature is on: Jon Strickler.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JON ]

March's feature is on: Taylor Huston.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT TAYLOR ]

February's feature is on: Jason Johnson.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JASON ]

January's feature is on: Julie Snodgrass.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JULIE ]

December's feature is on: Jake Armstrong.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JAKE ]

November's feature is on: Gayle Baker.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT GAYLE ]

ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU RECEIVES 2018 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Warren-Henderson Takes on the 10 Gallon Milk Challenge


IFB Offers New Podcast

Illinois Farm Bureau members can listen to and download a new series of podcasts called “Back to our Grassroots” at this link. In the first episode, expert market analysts compare the current tariff situation with previous trade decisions, as well as their global impact. The podcasts were created as a way for IFB to communicate with its members on “hot” agriculture topics.

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


 

July 13-20 - Warren County Fair

July 21-27 Henderson County Fair

August 2 - Peach Orders Due

August 6 - West Central FS Young Producer Event

August 13 - Peaches Delivered

August 20 - Young Leaders Meeting, Monmouth American Legion, 6:30pm

August 21 - Warren Co. SWCD Annual Mtg./Pasture Tour, 4:30pm, W-HFB auditorium

August 23 - Foundation Golf Outing, 10am Tee Time, Gibson Woods

August 30 - Nitrogen Strip Trial Field Day, 10am, 1698 50th St., Kirkwood

September 7 - 6th Annual Fall Festival 5K, 8am at Bayer Learning Center

Illinois Farm Bureau in Action News

 

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1000 N Main Street in Monmouth
Hours > 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone:  309-734-9401  |  Fax: 309-734-6097
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SATELLITE OFFICE:
406 E Main St in Stronghurst.
Hours when staff is present vary.
Phone: 309-924-1151