About Us

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Illinois Farm Bureau® is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation®, a national organization of farmers and ranchers including Farm Bureaus in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and is responsible for Farm Bureau® membership and programs within Illinois.

Illinois Farm Bureau programs and services are available only to Farm Bureau members within Illinois.

FARM BUREAU® and FB® are registered service marks owned by the American Farm Bureau Federation. More information regarding the American Farm Bureau Federation can be found at www.fb.org.

Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB ) is a membership organization controlled by farmers who join IFB through their county Farm Bureau. There are 95 county organizations in Illinois. IFB is a not for profit corporation. IFB's legal name is the Illinois Agricultural Association which was founded in 1916 by a group of farmers who met at the University of Illinois to discuss the need for education, better information, and more effective farming practices.

Early on, IFB was involved in passing legislation and lobbying lawmakers about agricultural issues. At the same time, county Farm Bureaus provided a professional staff in accessible locations around the state. Together, IFB and counties were instrumental in bringing soil and crop specialists to each county. These professional farm advisers were the forerunners of today's Cooperative Extension Service. They helped supply farmers with the latest agricultural research information and made on-the-farm analyses and recommendations about production challenges.  Highlights from our History

Today, IFB’s mission is to improve the economic well-being of agriculture and enrich the quality of farm family life.  We work to keep agriculture, Illinois’ biggest economic engine, fueling families in both rural and urban communities throughout Illinois.

As a grassroots membership organization of people who support farms, food, and families, we:

  • Advocate for farmers and speak out for agriculture;
  • Promote the values and quality of life that we in Illinois hold dear;
  • Connect the farming community with consumers; and
  • Create value in membership.

IFB is governed by a twenty-member board of directors who are elected to two-year terms; president and vice-president are elected every two years. IFB's state office is located at 1701 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington, Illinois 61701.

Phone: (309) 557-2111
Fax: (309) 557-2641

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