The Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce that Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, donated $2,500 toward the Ag in the Classroom program.
This grant originated with a request from Lance and Robyn Gentle of Gentle Seed Sales through Pioneer Community Investment.
The Bureau County public libraries are expanding their offering of books related to agriculture, thanks in part to the donations made by the Bureau County Farm Bureau Women's Committee. For the past several years, the Committee has sponsored a book donation to public libraries.
Visit a local library to check out the Committee's latest donation, "Life on a Sheep Farm." The book, authored by Judy Wolfman, is one in a series. The Committee plans to continue donating books from this series so each of the 15 public libraries in the county have a complete series.
The Bureau County Farm Bureau donated $4,471 to the Bureau County Extension Unit this year, thanks in part to generous donations received from Farm Bureau members. Bureau County Farm Bureau President (right) presented the donation to Jill Guynn, Unit Director of the University of Illinois Extension Unit in Bureau County.
Six Bureau County students will receive financial assistance from the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation to help cover costs associated with continuing their education. The Foundation Board of Directors has named college students Amanda Corban of Princeton, Beau Jensen of Tiskilwa, Jaymes Maciejewski of Princeton, Donna McCune of Walnut, Tevis Mott of Buda and Sarah Schlund of Princeton as the 2011 recipients of the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship.
The taste of the summer season has come alive as the Bureau County Farmer's Market is open for the season. The Market, located at Darius-Miller Park in Princeton, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May through October. The market is also held on Tuesdays at Darius Miller Park from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Agriculture in Bureau and surrounding counties is more varied than most individuals think. A group of local teachers can attest to that. They spent a week finding out about the diversity of the agricultural industry, especially in Bureau, Lee and Whiteside Counties, through the Summer Ag Institute (SAI).
Thrill-seeking Farm Bureau members and their families can once again get their kicks this summer by purchasing discounted tickets to seven Midwestern theme parks. Savings for a family of four can be as much as $94 at some theme parks, once again, proving your Farm Bureau membership has great value.
Bureau County Farm Bureau along with COUNTRY Financial Crop Insurance, Central Bank, First Farm Credit Services, North Central Bank and EHedger hosted the 2011 Agribusiness seminar at Wise Guys in Princeton on February 25th. Over 100 farmers and agribusinessmen attended the informational seminar.
6 Volunteers of the Bureau County Farm Bureau welcomed legislators at a reception for our Representatives and Senators in Springfield on Wednesday morning. All legislators representing our county were invited to attend. Representative Moffitt and Mautino joined the group for the hour long reception. All other legislators were wrapped up in committee hearings.