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Stephenson County Farm Bureau News

Meeting set to discuss HCC ag program

All individuals interested in discussions regarding the future direction and focus of the Highland Community College agriculture program are invited to participate in a meeting on Thursday April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Conference Center (second floor, Room H-201). With the process underway to employ a new ag instructor with the upcoming retirement of Jim Setterstrom, public input is being sought to help shape the direction of curriculum and program needs. Call Tim Hood at (815) 599-3417 for more information.

News and Views

A weekly news and opinion column by SCFB Manager Bruce Johnson.

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St. Louis trip planned with Tri-State Travel

An enjoyable summertime getaway to St. Louis is being offered by the area Farm Bureaus in cooperation with Tri-State Travel on July 20-23, and we've scheduled a preview program on Tuesday April 29 at 7:30 p.m. here at the Farm Bureau. Jack Wideman will be here to share the details on this fun-filled excursion, and details can be found by clicking here.

Scholarship applications available

The Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to again offer a number of $500 scholarships to members and dependents for the 2014-15 academic year. Applications are available online or at the FB office; click here for the College Level Scholarship Application (the deadline has passed for high school scholarships).

2014 SCFB trip lineup

Here's our lineup of SCFB bus trips for 2014 - click on the trip name to see details. Call us at (815) 232-3186 for more information or to sign up!

Nova Scotia trips nearing capacity!

Area Farm Bureaus and Tri-State Travel are offering a terrific travel opportunity to Nova Scotia this summer, and we have limited seats available on two trip dates - August 10-19 and August 21-29. Click here to see the details for the August 10-19 trip, and click here to see the August 21-29 flyer!

SCFB Holiday Hours

The SCFB office will be closed on Friday April 18 in observance of Good Friday. The office will also close early at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday April 17. We wish everyone a safe and joyous Easter!

Submit comments by April 18 on TMDL issue

Producers, landowners and others potentially impacted by Illinois EPA efforts to regulate Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) standards on waters in the Pecatonica River watershed are encouraged to study the draft report and submit any comments by April 18. Click here to see the report, e-mail your comments to Abel.Haile@Illinois.gov, or mail your comments to:

Abel Haile

Upcoming Events

April 21, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
April 21, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
April 22, 2014 - 4:00pm
April 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
April 24, 2014 - 7:30pm