Stephenson County Farm Bureau News

BREAKING NEWS - Seats available for Door County Adventure!

We have four (4) seats available for our July 28-31 Door County Adventure V, and you can see the details on the flyer on our "2014 Bus Trips" page - call (815) 232-3186 for more info.

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!

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.

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.

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).

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!

Ron Bremmer named Master Farmer

Pearl City farmer Ron Bremmer has been named one of the four Master Farmers for 2014 by Prairie Farmer Magazine, one of the most prestigious awards presented in the farming community in Illinois. Ron farms in partnership with his wife Karen and their sons Chad (Deb) and Ross (Melanie) and their families, with daughter Carmen employed in an agribusiness career. Ron was nominated by SCFB manager Bruce Johnson and joins several other local winners including Doug Scheider (2013), Doug & Tom Block (2009), Dennis Endress (1995), I.

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