News from the Champaign County Farm Bureau
News for the Week Ending Friday, December 19, 2014
On Monday the Women’s Committee met at the home of Lois and Don Wood for a Christmas potluck and short meeting. The meeting was led by Paula Zwilling accompanied with a volunteer opportunity of bringing in baby items to donate to the Pregnancy Resource Center (See photo below). Congratulations to Karen Reitmeier on being elected to be the new Chair!
The legislative committee met Tuesday morning at 7:30 and had a catered breakfast from DISH Passionate Cuisine. There was a recap on Illinois Annual Farm Bureau Meeting; all delegates reported. Tyler Cravens, on behalf of Congressman Rodney Davis, updated the committee on Section 179.
The annual citrus sale was a success once again. We appreciated everyone’s patience and understanding with the pickup time change. Thank you to everyone who purchased fruit this year and for your support! Pictured below is Greg Cahill, operations at United Prairie (Ivesdale, IL), we appreciate their help and letting us use their fork lift!
Earth Partners is excited to announce a new program, Ag Champions, and we are asking for your help to find these individuals!
These “Champions” would be teachers, or administrators, in each local school who would be willing to be the liaison between Earth Partners and their school. The idea is to work together ensuring we supply the right resources and programming to meet the school’s unique needs and objectives for agriculture education.
We hope that this program identifies more educators to help share our county wide agriculture literacy message both through the Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee’s Learning Barn and Earth Partners.
If you know a teacher or administrator in a local school with a passion for agriculture, please call Myla at the Champaign County Farm Bureau or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the CCFB Foundation website to apply for 2015 scholarships! http://ccfbfoundation.com/
There is also an opportunity to apply for the 2015 Freese Family Memorial Scholarship. All scholarship applications can be found in the “apply” tab at the top of the web page.
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Thank you and have a great weekend!
David Fulton, Assistant Manager
Champaign County Farm Bureau
Phone: (217) 352-5235
“Champaign County Farm Bureau will strive to assist families in agriculture
by recognizing and responding to issues of concern while strengthening
partnerships and improving farm family life for this and future generations.”