ACTION TEAM Tuesday: Hear from Team Members

Actionteams _ins (1)It's Action Team Tuesday. Today we hear from two people who are currently serving on Illinois Farm Bureau Action Teams.

Just two days a year is all it takes to add your name to great projects that benefit agriculture and become involved in the Illinois Farm Bureau.

Illinois Farm Bureau Action Teams are gearing up for another year of statewide agriculture projects and are looking for members willing to help.

Members can apply for one of four teams: membership promotion, consumer outreach, leadership development, and quality of life.

Each team works on different projects which include promoting membership and member benefits; creating awareness and educating consumers about Illinois agriculture; promoting leadership development and volunteer involvement; and advocating farm safety, health and success.

“We’re not asking for a lot of time, we’re just asking for some time,” said Roger Christin, Winnebago-Boone County Farm Bureau and Action Team member. “Two days a year is not a lot of time for anyone to give up to this organization. We get together and that’s where we pool our ideas and then we start coming up with suggestions. Then we put a plan of work together and get the IAA Board to approve and we go from there.”

Projects last year ranged from agricultural signage on buses and grocery stores, agricultural signage for the wine trail in southern Illinois, and even assistance for local collegiate Farm Bureau chapters.

“There are people here from all over the state, from all different counties, that have different interests and come from different types of farms,” said Caleb May, Christian County Farm Bureau and Action Team member. “It’s a great way to get everybody together, brainstorm the different ideas and knowledge that the Farm Bureau members have, and it just showcases the depth of membership at the grassroots level.”

To apply for an Illinois Farm Bureau Action Team, visit your county Farm Bureau for an application, or click here to learn more. Applications are due Nov. 24, 2016.

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