County Annual Meeting Held

Cutline for director photo: 2020 Directors gathered for a reorganization meeting following the annual meeting on the evening of January 13th.  Pictured in back row, L-R:  Kent Bickett, Brian Carlson, Rex Elmore, William Anderson, Derek Molln and Ray Cheline.  Pictured in front row, L-R:   Kathy Reed, Tony Stirling, Brian Sanden, Evan Hultine and David Ohlson. 

Alexa Jacobs Competes in State Discussion Meet

Photo Cutline-  Alexa Jacobs, far right, competes with other Young Leaders, ages 18-35 years, from around the state at the 2019 IAA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Congratulations to one of our very own Bureau County Young Leaders on her hard work in the Illinois Farm Bureau state Young Leader Discussion Meet. The state meet was 

Farm Bureau Shares the Harvest

Each year 1 American farmer feeds 155 people. In recognition of their hard work, the Women’s Committee and the Young Leader Committee donated enough food to feed 155 people! Happy Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the farmers who feed us! This donation which consisted of 13 complete Thanksgiving Meals.  13 Turkeys, 26 cans of sweet 

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

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.  Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 1407 N Main Street, in Princeton.  Tested water 

Internship Wrap Up by Katie Smith

Cutline:  Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation summer intern, Katie Smith, visited 11 libraries and spoke to 103 children.  During her presentations she spoke about the many products of agriculture and how they play a part in our lives.   I really have had the opportunity to do anything and everything this summer as the Bureau 

Young Leaders Advance to State Discussion Meet

Pictured are this year’s District 4 Discussion Meet participants.  Front row (left to right) – Donna Klostermann (Bureau County,) Alexa Jacobs (Bureau County,) Heather Kiner (LaSalle County) Back row:  Kye Witek (Lee County,) Bryan Temple (LaSalle County,) Donnie Miller (LaSalle County,) and Evan Quinn (Lee County.)   Two Bureau County Young Leaders took part in 

A Message From our New Ag Literacy Coordinator

Hi everyone, my name is Jodi McMillan and I am honored to be representing Bureau County Farm Bureau as your Agricultural Literacy Coordinator. I was raised in west central Illinois on a crop/livestock farm, with both of my parents being teachers. So, it is “in my blood” you could say to promote agriculture within the