This fall, farmers throughout the
area will donate bushels of grain as a fundraiser for the River Bend Food Bank
through the program “Bushels for Hunger”.
Farmers often bring harvested corn and soybeans to near-by grain
elevators to be sold or for storage. When they unload the crop, the elevator
clerk will ask if the farmer would like to donate bushels of grain to fight
hunger. All the grain donated will be sold and the money earned will be donated
to the River Bend foodbank.
Rachel is the 18 year-old daughter of Mark and Shelly Hawk of Aledo, IL. She graduated from Mercer County High School in May 2013. Since June 13, 2013, Rachel has been serving as the Illinois Association FFA State Vice President. She was raised on a grain farm, and involved in 4-H and FFA. Rachel had projects/ SAE's in the areas of corn and soybeans, but also raised and showed sheep as a hobby. Rachel's time in 4-H and FFA has opened many doors for her and has given her the skills and knowledge that she will need to be successful in the future. 4-H and FFA has also allowed her to have fun and meet new people!
The Mercer County Farm Bureau announces their annual program of offering Florida citrus products, along with nuts and candies, for the upcoming holiday season. Place your order on the form here and return, along with your payment for your order, to the Farm Bureau office by Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Notification will be sent on the delivery date and location to pick up your orders