Illinois residents’ responses to census critical
Ashley Cravens, Illinois Farm Bureau political advocacy and engagement coordinator, answered frequently asked questions about the 2020 Census and its importance to Illinois and local governments.
Published February 13, 2020 Source: | Tags: 2020 Census
Gate Signs: Symbols of past, present and future
Lori Pepper, owner of Ferb Farms, says her father’s LaVerne’s blue and gold Farm Bureau gate sign has always held a special place in her heart. “There’s always strength in numbers, and my dad always said it was good to be in Illinois Farm B…
Published February 12, 2020 Source: | Tags: Family farm
Two county Farm Bureaus receive ag literacy grants
Franklin County and McLean County are among 10 counties receiving the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture grants.
Published February 11, 2020 Source: | Tags: ag literacy
IFB launches Farm Gate to help livestock farmers understand, comply with regulations
“Illinois Farm Bureau is proud to offer this free and confidential service that will help support the future of Illinois’ environment, economy, family farms and rural communities,” said IFB President Richard Guebert Jr.
Published February 10, 2020 Source: | Tags: Farm Gate, livestock
FSA urges farmers to sign up for ARC/PLC
“So far, only 33,000 farmers have signed up, and 161,000 normally participate,” said Bill Graff, Illinois FSA state executive director. “We are roughly 20% done and have six weeks left.”
Published February 7, 2020 Source: | Tags: agricultural risk coverage, price loss coverage
Young Leaders encouraged to ‘be involved, be engaged’
IFB Vice President Duncan encourages Young Leaders to learn and grow from mistakes.
Published February 6, 2020 Source: | Tags: IFB Young Leaders, Young Leaders
DeSutter: Young Leaders are the future of Farm Bureau
Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders program provides life-changing experiences.
Published February 5, 2020 Source: | Tags: IFB Young Leaders, Young Leaders
Effective engagement on climate the job of all
Terri Moore, American Farm Bureau Federation vice president of communications, will lead two workshops focused on effective engagement for climate discussions during the Illinois Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference.
Published February 4, 2020 Source: | Tags: Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference
DeSutter: Mental health should be a priority
Illinois farmers address mental health concerns in the agriculture industry though a special presentation, "Profits and Pressure: How the farm economy impacts farmer wellness"
Published February 3, 2020 Source: | Tags: AFBF Annual Convention, mental health