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Mercer County Farm Bureau News

Farm Bill Update

The County Farm Bureaus of Knox, McDonough, Mercer, and Warren-Henderson will hold a Farm Bill Update on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. The seminars will take place at the Monmouth VFW located at 830 N G St, Monmouth, Illinois.

Doug Yoder, Senior Director of Affiliate and Risk Management at Illinois Farm Bureau and Jonathon Coppess, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Policy at University of Illinois will be the speakers. They will cover options, Safety Net choices, payment limits, program eligibility, supplemental coverage option (SCO), and crop insurance changes.

Holiday Citrus, Nuts, and Candy Sale

The Mercer County Farm Bureau is no longer offering Florida Citrus products, but you can order your FRESH CITRUS from the Mercer County Golen Eagle Music Boosters on the form found by clicking here. 

Click here for the Mercer County Farm Bureau Holiday Nut and Candy order form. 

A Salute to Women in Agriculture featuring Christine Frieden

Christine Frieden reminisces about growing up on a farm, life as a farmer's wife, her involvement in agriculture in the classroom, and the importance of sharing the "human side" of production agriculture with our non-farm friends.

I grew up on a farm near Eliza, on the Mercer/Rock Island County line. My dad raised corn and soybeans, and for a few years had some hogs. As kids, my brother and I shared chores such as gathering eggs, milking the goat or feeding the chickens. In the fall, we might fight over whose turn it was to ride in the combine with Dad picking corn, but as I got older and busy with high school sports and activities, the most I had to do with "agriculture" was walking beans or detasseling corn to earn money for my class ring and letter jacket! Don't get me wrong, I loved living on a farm and the rural way of life, but I just didn't see myself growing up to be a farmer. Even the Ag Economics class I took in college one semester seemed like a foreign language to me. I guess I hadn't been paying attention at home when my parents would discuss the markets or business-end of our farm operation. Why would I ever need to know that stuff? Well, fast-forward a few years and I would find out!

IFB, IPPA hosting informational meetings on state CAFO rules

Livestock farmers will hear details of the new state rules for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) on November 18th from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at the Knox Agri Center located at 180 S. Soangetaha Road in Galesburg. To make a reservation, call the Knox County Farm Bureau at (309) 342-2036 or visit knoxcfb.org by November 11th.

New Farm Bureau Discount at Chiropractic Arts Center & Alpha Chiropractic Clinic

Farm Bureau members will receive 20% off BIOFREEZE and a Complimentary Health Consultation at Chiropractic Arts Center located at 301 SE 3rd St in Aledo and Alpha Chiropractic Clinic located at 105 West "D" Street in Alpha.

Upcoming Mercer County Events

Women to Women Marketing Workshop with Naomi Blohm

Event Date and Time: 
November 3, 2014 - 9:00am

On Monday, November 3rd, Mercer County Farm Bureau is co-sponsoring a Marketing Workshop designed just for women. Stewart-Peterson's Naomi Blohm will be the guest speaker and the program will be held at the Monsanto Agronomy Center in Monmouth. She will provide a hands-on workshop that explains how cash marketing, futures & options can be implemented into your farm's overall marketing program.

Region 1 Administrative Assistant's Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
November 12, 2014 - 10:00am

Women's Committee Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
November 18, 2014 - 8:30am

The Women's Committee is meeting on Tues, November 18th at 8:30 a.m. in the MCFB board room. If you are interested in joining the Women's Committee call (309) 582-5116 or e-mail mcfb1@frontiernet.net.

Prime Timers Holiday Dinner

Event Date and Time: 
November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

On November 18th at 12 noon, The Prime Timers are going to enjoy a Holiday Luncheon at Doug's Town and Country Restaurant. Holiday foods will be served along with lots of fun Holiday games! If you would like to join in on the Holiday fun, call (309) 582-5116 or e-mail mcfb1@frontiernet.net.

Ag in the Classroom Committee Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
November 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

The Ag in the Classroom committee is meeting on Wed, November 19th at 1:30 p.m. in the MCFB board room. If you are interested in joining the Ag in the Classroom committee, call (309) 582-5116 or e-mail mcfb1@frontiernet.net.