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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…

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…

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…

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…

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. 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,…

2019 Bureau County Plat and 2016 Rural Directory Books Now Available

The 2019 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…

100 Year History Book 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 FREE and available at the Bureau County Farm Bureau office and most local libraries around the county. With over 200 pictures in the 76-page book, you…

FOID Card“Notice of Change” – Illinois State Police announced…

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