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Farm Bureau Beat

Brrr… These last few days have certainly felt like late fall and early winter. It has made me immensely thankful for my warm jackets, gloves, and hats. With the temperatures trending downward as win...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

It has been over 10 years since I served as the Summer Intern for the McHenry County Farm Bureau located in Woodstock, Illinois. I spent my summer interviewing farmers, helping with Agriculture In...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

Last week I had the opportunity to travel with our members to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, as part of a day trip the Farm Bureau hosted. Our group enjoyed a tour of the Geneva Bay, which was narrated...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

I remember when I was in about seventh grade, American Eagle had come out with this shirt in preparation for that election season. The shirt simply read “VOTE”. Now obviously as a seventh grader...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program remains a trusted resource for Stephenson County children to learn about agriculture. This week the program received funding to continue...

 

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October is National Pork month or “Pork”tober if you will. The pork industry contributes $13.9 billion to the Illinois economy annually, and it is directly connected to over 57,165 Illinois jobs....

 

Farm Bureau Beat

I am sure this is common with others as it is for me: as a kid, tween and teen I often became involved with things because someone in my family had done them previously. I joined 4-H because my...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

The middle of September marks National Farm Safety and Health Week. The theme for the NFSHW 2022 is “Protecting Agriculture's Future”. This theme is one that reminds us of the issues that impact...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

A few months ago, I had mentioned that the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation was soliciting applications for our “Roots and Shoots Grant”. I am excited to announce that the Foundation has...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

At our house we keep a lot of important things on our refrigerator. If you were to look over all the pieces hanging up with magnets, you’d find; pictures of our nieces and nephews, photos drawn by...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

Illinois Farm Bureau is excited to announce an addition to our hotel discounts. Illinois Farm Bureau members now have access to a new benefit with Drury Hotels. Now members can save 15% on...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

One of my favorite things to do as a student was picking out school supplies. Even as an adult I enjoy going shopping for pens and sticky notes. One thing I think we forget and at times take for...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

With fall right around the corner it is hard to believe fall sports and harvest will be here shortly. The Stephenson County Farm Bureau Agriculture In The Classroom Program would like to help make...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

It is hard to believe August is already here. We have had such an enjoyable and busy summer. From fair week to our annual peach program where we sold over 445 boxes of peaches and 47 boxes of cobbler...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

What a week it has been! This week the Farm Bureau hosted our annual Farm Fun Zone at the Stephenson County Fair. The Farm Fun Zone included a petting zoo with pigs, goats, mini donkeys, and a calf. I...

 

Farm Bureau Report

With the 2022 Stephenson County Fair under way, we hope you’ll stop by and see the Stephenson County Farm Bureau in our Farm Fun Zone across from the beef corral. We are excited to see many...

 

Farm Bureau Report

If you have ever visited me at my office at the Farm Bureau building, you may have noticed a few frames hanging on the wall. On the left is my degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and...

 

Farm Bureau Beat

Like clockwork as the weather begins to warm so does my desire to travel and experience new things. I love exploring new places whether it be a city, state park or even a new local business. I am fort...

 

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