Ag Industry Tour an eye-opener for Young Leaders
Trip gives Illinois farmers a look at diverse array of crop production as well new perspective on the border wall.
Published March 8, 2019 Source: | Tags: Ag Industry Tour, Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders, IFB Young Leaders, get involved, IFB events, border security, Jenny Webb, Dan Grant
Next best thing: New Farm Bureau membership offers chance to stay engaged
Professional Membership classification allows Kankakee County farm manager to connect with farmers and consumers in his area.
Published March 7, 2019 Source: | Tags: Professional membership, IFB membership, member ne, membership benefits, Farm Bureau membership, Kankakee County Farm Bureau, membership opportunities, IFB professional membership, Rita Frazer
Diverse Farm Bureau group to seek German views on direct marketing
The group of Illinois farmers expect to gain new perspective from their visit.
Published March 6, 2019 Source: | Tags: German farmers, Germany farm trip, German American Chamber of Commerce, transatlantic dialogue, German tour, building relationships, IFB events, direct consumer marketing, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Raghela Scavuzzo, Kay Shipman
Ag in the Classroom launches electronic classroom to extend development, reach
Opportunity to share information, ideas beyond ag literacy coordinators.
Published March 4, 2019 Source: | Tags: Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC), ag education, student resources, ag students, eClassroom, Kay Shipman
IFB testifies in support of Clean Water Rule
Proposed rule establishes six categories considered "waters of the United States." IFB comments also urge several exclusions from the rule.
Published March 1, 2019 Source: | Tags: Clean Water Rule, Clean Water Rule 2018, Clean Water Clear Rules, Deana Stroisch, Lauren Lurkins, water quality, protecting the environment
IFB seeks more transparency in state endangered species law
Find out where the organization stands on other state bills that have implications for agriculture.
Published February 28, 2019 Source: | Tags: legislation, policy news, Illinois Endangered Species Act, Kay Shipman
County Farm Bureaus planning March transportation rule seminars
Sessions throughout the state in March will cover new trucking regulations that could impact farmers.
Published February 27, 2019 Source: | Tags: transportation resources, transportation regulations, transportation laws and regulations, transportation regulation workshops, trucking resources, trucking, harvest season permit, Electronic Logging Device, transportation seminar, Kevin Rund, Kirby Wagner
IFB continues to tackle high health care costs
Farmer working group to discuss Association Health Plans with multiple insurance providers.
Published February 26, 2019 Source: | Tags: Healthcare resources, health care, Health Care Working Group, health insurance, health care resources, Health Care & You, Associated Health Plan (AHP), Deana Stroisch
County Farm Bureau leaders eyeing many state issues
Livestock Management Facilities Act, mileage tax and more are top of mind.
Published February 25, 2019 Source: | Tags: GA, GALC 2019, Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference (GALC), Get Involved, mileage tax, Livestock Management Facilities Act, LMFA, legislation, state issues, motor fuel tax