Welcome to the Bureau County Farm Bureau site. Please look around.

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

Ag in the Classroom Golf Outing

Bureau and Lee County Farm Bureaus will be hosting their 6th Annual Golf Outing for supporters of Ag in the Classroom.   The outing will be held on Friday, June 26th at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton. 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 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 fourth annual Tractor Trek.  The Tractor Trek will be held on Saturday June 20, 2015, rain or shine! This year’s event is an effort to raise funds for the Ag in the Classroom Program.  READ MORE

 

Summer Ag Institute for Teachers

Applications are now available for this year’s Summer Agricultural Institute, targeted to pre-school to high school educators who want to expand their curriculum to include topics related to agriculture – the world’s food and fiber system.  The program is offered at several locations around the state including Bureau County.  This year’s dates for the session offered in Bureau County are June 15-19, 2015.  READ MORE


Irrigation Growers Meeting

The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) now requires Illinois irrigators to report their water usage to the state. The requirement stems from the Illinois Water Use Act, which was amended in 2010 to make reporting for all high capacity wells or intakes mandatory in Illinois, including agricultural irrigation.  READ MORE


Nutrient Loss Reduction  Strategy Road Show

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) will be released this summer. C-BMP and its member organizations want you to be prepared by hosting local educational events throughout the state.   READ MORE




Bureau County Farm Bureau News

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


Bureau County FFA Members attend Youth Conference

More than 500 FFA members, County Farm Bureau Managers, FFA advisors from 81 Illinois counties attended the 2015 Illinois Farm Bureau® & Affiliates Youth Conference, March 30-31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield. READ MORE


Women's Committee Donate Library Books

The Bureau County public libraries are expanding their offering of books related to agriculture, thanks in part to the donations made by the Bureau County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. For the past several years, the Committee has sponsored a book donation to public libraries.  READ MORE


Farm Bureau Members Donate to Bureau County Extension

The Bureau County Farm Bureau donated $1,119.00 to the Bureau County Extension Unit, thanks to generous donations received from Farm Bureau members.  READ MORE

Fourth Annual Women in Agriculture Conference A Success

Over 200 women attended the Women in Agriculture CONFERENCE on March 20th at the Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island.  Keynote speaker for the conference was Dr. David Kohl. Dr. Kohl was a Professor of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech for 25 years.  READ MORE


2015 Ag Fair Held to Celebrate National Ag Month

The twenty-first annual 4th grade Ag Fair was held on March 26th at the Bureau County Fairgrounds.  This year the Ag Fair was attended by more than 450 students and approximately 30 adults and teachers.  The classes were divided between morning and afternoon sessions.  The students visited 14 different sessions were they had a nine minute mini lesson on agriculture. 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


 

BCFB Recognized at IFB Annual Meeting

The Bureau County Farm Bureau was recognized for its achievements during the 100th annual meeting of the Illinois Farm Bureau held in Chicago December 6-9, 2014. The award was presented during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in December and calls attention to the comprehensive nature of county Farm Bureau programs.  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