Stephenson County Farm Bureau News

Local & regional trip schedule

We have a tentative schedule for our upcoming Farm Bureau trips - click here to download the flyer with the complete listing. As trip details become finalized, the trip name will become a highlighted hyperlink that you can click to download that trip's flyer with complete details

News and Views

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

Beef banquet scheduled for March 9

The annual Stephenson County Beef Association Banquet will be held on Thursday March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Farm Bureau. The event is open to the public and begins with the delicious prime rib dinner followed by the program, with this year's featured speaker being agricultural advocate Kim Bremmer from Greenwood WI. Tickets are available for $15 at the FB office, and you can click here to read complete details.

"Farm-to-Farm 5K/Fun Run" planned for April 1

The SCFB Young Leaders announce the inaugural "Farm-to-Farm 5K/Fun Run" on Saturday April 1, an out-and-back course based at Kent Farms, Winslow. This event promises to be a fun time for the whole family, with proceeds benefitting the Ag-in-the-Classroom program in Stephenson County.

Defensive Driving scheduled

Another Defensive Driving class has been scheduled for April 12-13, 2017 at the Farm Bureau - click here to see the flyer with complete details.

Ag Awareness Lunch & Learn Series

SCFB is hosting an Ag Awareness Lunch & Learn Series on Tuesdays in March at the Farm Bureau, designed to help the non-farm public get an inside look and a better understanding of the scope and significance of agriculture in Stephenson County. Click here to see the flyer with complete details, and call the Farm Bureau at (815) 232-3186 to sign up for any or all of the sessions. This program is partially funded through a grant from the Illinois Farm Bureau.

Prep/Freeze/Cook program planned for March 14

The Conservation & Agricultural Partners (CAP) Foundation is hosting another Prep/Freeze/Cook program on Tuesday March 14, with proceeds benefitting the Agriculture-in-the-Classroom program in Stephenson County. Click here to see program information and the registration form.

Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarships

The Illinois Farm Bureau is again sponsoring five (5) $4,000 scholarships for nurse practioner students who would locate in a rural community upon graduation - click here to see the press release with complete details.

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