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Why should I join Bureau County Farm Bureau®?
Current Legislative Issues
Marketing Education & Information
Policy Development at Grassroots Level
Agriculture in the Classroom Efforts in Bureau County Schools
Alternative Crop Information
Up to Date Farm Bill Information
Lobbying Efforts in Washington D.C., Springfield, & Chicago
Legislative Trips to Springfield & Washington D.C.
I’m not a farmer, what can Farm Bureau do for me?
Make Our Nation Safer (increasing biofuel use in nation’s supply will lessen our dependency on foreign fuel) Help Fight Terrorism (developing & disseminating plans to better protect your food & water supply) Make our Food the Safest & Cheapest in the World (ensuring family farmers are this country’s main producers of the world’s safest, cheapest, & most abundant food supply) Protect the Environment (advocating voluntary conservation programs that improve water & air quality and create wildlife habitat) Teach Children (providing hundreds of Illinois teachers free educational materials to help teach more than 250,000 students)
By being a member of the Bureau County Farm Bureau®, you can take advantage of all the State and local savings just by showing your membership card at these and other participating businesses. (Associate members have the option to purchase the discount club to take advantage of the local discounts). If you would like more information about the State and Local Discount Programs, contact the Farm Bureau Office, or click on thei discount links.
There are two types of memberships, see what one works best for you!
Associate Members of the Farm Bureau are often referred to as "A" members. The annual dues for an "A" membership are $20. "A" members have less than $2500 of gross annual farm income. The Bureau County Farm Bureau's membership year is December 1-November 30. Members that join during the year pay on a prorated basis. Please contact the local Farm Bureau office for rates. New members with proper classification are approved at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
"Farmer" Members of the Farm Bureau are often referred to as "M" members. To qualify as an "M" member, a person must have a substantial financial interest in the production of agricultural products, a least $2500 of gross annual farm income per year. This can be from the sale of agriculture commodities such as corn, soybeans, wheat, Christmas trees, vegetables, pumpkins, cattle, hogs, sheep, and cash rent from farmland ownership or possibly other specialty products contributing to our food and fiber sytem. The annual dues for an "M" membership are $65 in Bureau County. The Bureau County Farm Bureau's membership year is December 1-November 30. Members that join during the year pay on a prorated basis. Please contact the local Farm Bureau office for rates. New members with proper classification are approved at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.