A+ program allows associate 'A' members to choose the level of activities and services they wish to use, A+ participants will receive:
The cost of the A+ program
is just $10, in addition to your Farm Bureau dues.
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Oct 21, 2016 08:50AM
Manito FFA member teaches third graders about growing food.
Oct 20, 2016 09:25AM
Illinois country music stars The Henningsens play for National FFA Organization.
Oct 20, 2016 09:10AM
$100,000 available to county Farm Bureaus for conservation projects.
Oct 19, 2016 01:53PM
Length of closure is uncertain, but events the next two weekends need to be moved.
Oct 19, 2016 01:00AM
Event draws a crowd to see previous generations of harvest technology.
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Vermilion County Farm Bureau salutes all the 4-H members, families and leaders during National 4-H Week. Over 200 kids from across Vermilion County are part of 4-H. They complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors. They are encouraged to take on proactive leadership rolls.
For more information about 4-H in Vermilion County, contact the Extension Office at 217-442-8615.
Farm Safety Not Just for One Week
Although National Farm Safety & Health Week is now past, the message of the week should carry all through harvest. theme: Farm Safety… a Legacy to be Proud of.” Vermilion County Farm Bureau is joining the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety to bring the subject to light.
This year's theme -- "Farm Safety... a Legacy to be Proud Of" -- serves as a reminder that it’s up to us to teach our children and grandchildren to use good safety sense on the farm. From generation to generation, farmers learn from those who have gone before them.
In 2015, we had the lowest number of farm deaths in Illinois than we have had for some time, with 11. Our average for the past 20 years has been about 31 deaths per year. There were also no farm-related grain bin deaths. Farmers should give themselves a pat on the back, and continue to do what they are doing in taking farm safety seriously. This is proof it is making a difference.
Don’t leave farm safety to chance. Teaching by example is the safest way to work.
Combines are rolling across Vermilion County bringing in one of the largest crops in history. So it will take a long time, and farm equipment will be on roads through most of the fall. Everyone needs to be alert on rural roads this fall, and keep safety at the front of your mind.
Willard Named State Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Susie Willard, Vermilion County Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom coordinator. She was recently named the K-8 Teacher of the Year by the Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Nominated by Vermilion County Soil & Water Conservation District, Susie was recognized for her unparralled record of visiting 626 classrooms this past school year, giving these lessons to more than 13,300 students.
Utilizing her 30-plus years of teaching experience, she brings her own knowledge of being on a farm to the children to help them learn about working with nature and bringing food to our tables.
Her enthusiasm for the topic and her natural ability to share that message with the number of students reached made Susie Willard an excellent choice for the state conservation K-8 Teacher of the Year
She's shown above with Mitchell Killough (l) and Bob Mathis with SWCD. Mathis was also recognized for 35 years of service as a SWCD director.