Stephenson County Farm Bureau News

Master Showmanship Contest planned for 2016 county fair

The Stephenson County Farm Bureau Young Leaders and Stephenson County 4-H are hosting the first Master Showmanship Contest on Saturday July 9 at 1 p.m., with the winner going on to compete in the state contest on August 12 at the Illinois State Fair.

Join us for Town & Country Classic Tractor Caravan!

Our Town & Country Classic Tractor Caravan on Saturday June 18 will blend a relaxing drive on scenic country roads with a parade past seven senior care facilities in Freeport to give the residents a glimpse of the past in all its glory! Click here to see the flyer with complete details, and click here for a registration form.

Dairy Days Parade set for June 26

The Dairy Days Parade will be back in downtown Freeport on Sunday June 26, kicking off at 1:30 p.m. and winding through the downtown streets and past the announcer's stand at the Stewart Center. Click here to obtain a registration form and click here to see the parade route.

News and Views

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

Panama Canal trip planned for 2017

Area Farm Bureaus and Tri-State Travel are hosting a fabulous Panama Canal Cruise on January 27-February 12, 2017; click here to see the draft itinerary and trip info.

Rose Parade trip planned - space limited!

We're sponsoring a fabulous trip to Pasadena on December 30, 2016-January 3, 2017 to see the Rose Parade and other attractions, in cooperation with several northern Illinois Farm Bureaus and Lindstrom Travel. Click here to see the flyer with reservation details - space is limited to just one motorcoach in Pasadena and is over half full, so don't delay if you want to participate! Call (815) 232-3186 for more info!

Water testing offered for farmers

SCFB is pleased to have purchased a nitrate testing kit with grant funds provided by the Illinois Farm Bureau, and we're now offering the opportunity for farmers to have surface or tile water tested to determine nitrate levels. We plan to perform tests one day each week at the FB office, and we will also be available on a limited basis to perfrom tests on the farm.

Scholarship application deadlines approaching!

The SCFB Foundation is pleased to be offering scholarships for our members and dependents for the 2016-17 academic year - click here for the form for current College Students (with at least 30 credit hours earned).

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