The Mercer County Farm Bureau Foundation announces that they are offering scholarships to students who are to be admitted to a post-secondary school during the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants must be members of the Mercer County Farm Bureau or a dependent of a member of the Mercer County Farm Bureau. Applicants must also meet all other eligibility requirements pertaining to the Foundation’s scholarship program. The Foundation is awarding up to eight - $1,000 scholarships this year.
River Bend Foodbank, serving 22 counties in the Quad City area, recently received $31,478 from District 3 Farm Bureau members. The donation marked the fourth straight year farmers participated in the Bushels for Hunger program. The latest donation puts the program's total contributions at more than $104,000. Seventy-seven members donated corn and soybeans to participating elevators. Contributed grain gets sold and the proceeds go to the food bank.
Mercer County Farm Bureau Manager Kendra Bolen and President Jeff Kirwan attended the Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference on February 26 & 27, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. At the conference, attendees attend a legislative reception. Illinois FFA State Vice-President and Aledo native Rachel Hawk also attended the reception to speak with our legislators about issues and challenges facing agriculture. Pictured from left to right, MCFB Manager Kendra Bolen, State Senator Darin LaHood, Illinois FFA State Vice-President Rachel Hawk, State Representative Don Moffitt, and MCFB President Jeff Kirwan.
The Mercer and Knox County Farm Bureau hosted a legislative luncheon on Monday, March 10th at the Packinghouse in Galesburg. Senator Sullivan, Representative Hammond, Representative Moffitt, and the District Director for Cheri Bustos, Heidi Schultz, attended the luncheon. Shown in the picture above, Representative Don Moffitt talks to the attendees about what's going on at the State Capital in Springfield.