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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 jfrueh@bureaucountyfarmbureau.org



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Upcoming Bureau County Events

College Day- Ag Recruitment

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, along with Marshall-Putnam and Stark County Farm Bureaus will be hosting a College Open House Day for Agriculture on Wednesday, November 8th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Birkey’s Farm Store in Henry.  This is a great opportunity for area students to meet locally with representatives of these schools. READ MORE

Lady Landowner Seminar

Are you a landowner or a female farmer who would like to learn more about the economics of your farming operation? Plan to join us for an upcoming seminar set to take place at the Bureau County Farm Bureau on Wednesday, November 15.  The seminar will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Light snacks will be provided. READ MORE

Dr. Hanson Farm Succession Seminar

Families need to be creative when developing a plan for passing down the family farm. The Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial want to help.  On Thursday, December 7th, Dr. Hanson, retired Agribusiness Professor from the University of Nebraska, has been invited to present two separate but identical programs in our area.  During his presentations he will identify and discuss family relations and business ownership succession issues that often confront farm families. READ MORE

Farm Show- Fill a Ford- Food Drive

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, the Bureau County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee will be hosting a food drive to help those in need. The committee will be collecting non-perishable food items or monetary donations during the Farm Country AG Show at the Bureau County Fair Grounds on Saturday, December 9th.  READ MORE

Winter Crop Meeting

On Thursday, December 14, at 9:00 a.m. at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton and at 2:00 p.m. at the Annawan Community Center in Annawan, farmers and landowners looking to learn about changes coming to the 2018 Federal Crop Insurance Program, Margin Protection, Market Outlook and other ag topics will get their chance during a winter crop seminar. READ MORE

Foundation Scholarships Due- February 28

The Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce that they are offering scholarships to area students majoring in agriculture. Over the last twenty-three years, the Foundation has awarded $84,250 to deserving college students.  Last year alone the Foundation distributed $8,250 to area students. READ MORE

Prime Timers Trips Set

Check out information about our upcoming Trips

San Antonio and More- March 17-26, 2018

Northwoods Adventure- August 14-18, 2018

Iceland- September 23-28, 2018 and October 1-6, 2018

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Bureau County Farm Bureau News

Young Leader FB ACT Contact Incentive Program a Success

Legislative contacts are a top priority of the Farm Bureau organization. This is why Farm Bureau created FB ACT. This program, available to all members, ensures a convenient way to learn about agricultural issues and become involved in the legislative process. This year, the Young Leaders Committee worked to encourage more members to become further engaged in the FB ACT program. READ MORE

YL Discussion Meet Contestants Compete for District Title

Congratulations to Gracelynn Dale of Bureau County and Kye Witek of Lee County who have advanced on to the state Young Leader Discussion Meet, which will be held in December at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Chicago. Also, congratulations on great discussion by Rebekah Brennan of LaSalle County and Heather Kiner of LaSalle County as they took part in a great competition. READ MORE

AITC Coordinator Named

Cara Kniss has been named the Bureau County Ag Literacy Coordinator.  READ MORE

Foundation Fundraising Events A Success

The eighth annual Bureau and Lee County Ag in the Classroom Golf outing was on June 29th at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton and the Sixth annual Bureau County Tractor Trek was held Sunday, June 25th in the southern part of Bureau County.  READ MORE 

First Annual Master Showmanship Contest Held

What a great turnout for our 1st Annual Master Showmanship Contest on Friday, July 21 at the Bureau County 4-H Fair.  The Master Showmanship Contest tests individual’s skills and knowledge of showing beef, swine and sheep.  READ MORE 

Summer Intern Wraps up Her Duties

Hello! My name is Alexa Jacobs and I am the 2017 Bureau County Farm Bureau Summer Intern. This summer I have had the privilege of interning for Jill Frueh at the Farm Bureau and learning about what the Farm Bureau organization does in our community. READ MORE

Bureau County AgVocate Award Winner Named

During July's Beef and Ag Days in Princeton, the Bureau County Farm Bureau awarded the second annual Bureau County AgVocate Award.  This award provides an opportunity for Bureau County Farm Bureau to recognize families and/or individuals who have made an impact on Bureau County agriculture through leadership and service. READ MORE

Seven students receive Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships

Seven Bureau County students will receive financial assistance from the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation to help cover costs associated with continuing their education. The Foundation Board of Directors has named Skyler Brazel of Tiskilwa, Chase Gripp of Sheffield, Kaitlyn Hildebrand of Ohio, Alexa Jacobs of Walnut, Luke Schultz of Princeton, Malena Wheeler of Tiskilwa and Cole Wright of Bradford as the 2017 recipients of the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships. READ MORE

Water Testing Program Available

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Beginning in June, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held each Friday at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton. READ MORE


Plat Books and Rural Directories Available

The 2017 Rockford Map plat book accurately displays parcel boundaries, acreage data, roadways, waterways, railways, section lines, municipal boundaries, and includes an index to owners. An additional map feature included in the new plat book is aerial map images. An aerial map lies opposite each township parcel map, and is very useful in providing a quick gauge to the use of a particular parcel. Latitude/Longitude grids for GPS reference are also provided along with a rural addressing grid.  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


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

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