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Here you will find the latest and most up-to-date information about the County Farm Bureau and the services it offers you, as a member.

The Bureau County Farm Bureau is located at 535 Elm Place in Princeton, IL.

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 190, Princeton, IL 61356

Our hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact the office by calling 815-875-6468 or e-mail at bcfb@comcast.net



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Upcoming Bureau County Events

Documentary about the Next Generation of Farmers & Ranchers to be Shown Saturday, June 18th at the Apollo Theater

Screening of Farmland from Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll - Hosted by Bureau County Farm Bureau, IFB and Ag View FS

Apollo Theater 6/18/16– Come see a unique view of the next generation’s family farm through the lens of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll. Farmland, a feature length documentary, takes the viewer inside the world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers in their twenties.  Through the personal stories of these farmers and ranchers, viewers learn about their high-risk/high-reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve. READ MORE

Panama Canal Trip Informational Meeting Planned

We are pleased to announce our plans for a spectacular and exciting seventeen day, sixteen night trip to the Panama Canal January 27-February 12, 2017.  Travelers will travel through the famed Panama Canal from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico abroad Holland America’s MS Rotterdam from San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale. Port sites along the trip include locations in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Columbia and more! READ MORE

Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Outing

Bureau and Lee County Farm Bureaus will be hosting their 7th Annual Golf Outing for supporters of Ag in the Classroom.   The outing will be held on Friday, June 24th at Timber Creek Golf Course in Dixon. The Tournament will be a shot-gun start, 4- person scramble. Tee time is 9 a.m. and lunch (provided by COUNTRY Financial®) will be served for all teams and sponsors present during the event. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Bureau and Lee County Ag in the Classroom program. READ MORE


Farm Bureau Foundation Tractor Trek

Save the Date!!!  The Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation is putting the final touches on plans for our fifth annual Tractor Trek. The Tractor Trek will be held on Saturday June 25, 2016, rain or shine! This year’s event is an effort to raise funds for the Ag in the Classroom Program. Participants will have the opportunity to share the exciting event with other antique tractor enthusiasts as they travel through the west central portion of Bureau County.  READ MORE  





Bureau County Farm Bureau News

FFA Members Attend Youth Conference


More than 350 FFA members, County Farm Bureau Managers, FFA advisors from 74 Illinois counties attended the 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau® & Affiliates Youth Conference, April 4-5 at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria.  READ MORE


Bureau County Farm Bureau members Donate to U of I Extension

The Bureau County Farm Bureau donated $1,414.00 to the Bureau County Extension Unit, thanks to generous donations received from Farm Bureau members.   READ MORE


Brummel Attends Leaders to Washington

Bureau County Farm Bureau Board member, Richard Brummel, participated in the Illinois Farm Bureau Leaders to Washington trip in late March. During this fast paced trip, leaders discussed current issues and advocated for Illinois agriculture with legislators and staffers. READ MORE

ALOT Helps Leaders of Today

Illinois Farm Bureau® created "Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow" (ALOT), an agricultural leadership development program designed to give participants a head start on tackling tomorrow's responsibilities.  READ MORE


4th Grade Ag Fair Held

The 22nd annual 4th grade Ag Fair was held on March 17th at the Bureau County Fairgrounds.  This year the Ag Fair was attended by nearly 400 students and approximately 30 adults and teachers.  The classes were divided between morning and afternoon sessions.  The students visited 14 different sessions where they had a nine minute mini lesson on the agricultural industry.  READ MORE 


Placemat Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to our winners of the 2nd Annual Placemat Design Contest for the National Ag Week’s Salute to Ag Breakfast!  Third grade students from around the county were asked to create placemats following the theme “I Can’t Go A Day Without Agriculture”.  READ MORE


Bureau County 100 Year Commemorative Books Available

One hundred years of Bureau County Farm Bureau history has come alive through the new “Celebrating 100 Years” book.  These commemorative books are now available for purchase for $5.00 at the Bureau County Farm Bureau office.  With over 200 pictures in the 76 page book you are sure to find pictures that will bring back many memories. Be sure to stop in to purchase your copy today.  READ MORE


County Annual Meeting Held

Bureau County Farm Bureau hosted its 101st Annual Meeting on January 28, 2016. During the meeting, legislators and other special guests were introduced, members were elected to serve on the 2016 Bureau County Farm Bureau board and official business was approved.  Philip Nelson, past president of the Illinois Farm Bureau addressed the crowd.  READ MORE

Bureau County Farm Bureau Recognized at IFB Annual Meeting

The Bureau County Farm Bureau was recognized for its achievements during the 101st annual meeting of the Illinois Farm Bureau held in Chicago December 5-9, 2015.  READ MORE


William Anderson Competes in State YL Discussion Meet

Congratulations to Bureau County Young Leader member, William Anderson, as he qualified for the Sweet 16 Round in this year’s YL Discussion Meet. Illinois Farm Bureau’s state discussion meet was held December 5th at the Palmer House in Chicago as part of the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 101St Annual Meeting.  READ MORE 


2015-2016 IFB Young Leader Committee Chosen               

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Young Leader Committee elected its 2015-2016 committee members during the IFB Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, Dec. 5-8.  READ MORE

               

FOID Card Application Changes

*Due to the following change the Bureau County Farm Bureau will no longer be offering FOID card services.  We apologize for any inconvience.*

The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced on March 6, 2015, the agency will now be accepting on-line FOID applications, to provide a more streamlined modernized application process.  READ MORE


2015 Plat Books Available

The new 2015 Bureau County Land Atlas and Plat Book is nowavailable for purchase through the Bureau County Farm Bureau.  The new plat book is produced by Rockford Map Publishers, located in Rockford, IL.  This is the 19th edition of the Bureau County Plat Book produced by Rockford Map Publishers since the first edition in 1952.   READ MORE


Labor Pool Listing Offered

The Bureau County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Committee has wrapped up its farm labor pool application period.  This listing for Bureau County residents interested in full or part time agricultural related labor is has now been compiled.  The list is now available at the Farm Bureau Office in Princeton, and will be accessible to anyone who needs farm help.   READ MORE


Board Members Needed

If you are a Voting member of the Bureau County Farm Bureau and are looking for a way to become more involved in your community please consider serving on the board of directors for the Bureau County Farm Bureau.  READ MORE