News from the Champaign County Farm Bureau
News for the Week Ending Friday, December 5, 2014
Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting!
For the next 4 days (Saturday – Tuesday) the Champaign County Farm Bureau is headed to Chicago for the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. This year we will be taking 45 CCFB members to attend the meeting which is being held at the Palmer House. Look in next week’s Leader for photos and more!
This past Monday there was a presentation on commodity risk management! Jason Clapp and Sherman Newlin from Risk Management Commodities, INC. presented on this fall’s crop numbers and what to look for in the future. Our next meeting will be January 5th at the Farm Bureau Auditorium, starting at 7 PM. Our speaker will be Jacquie Voeks of Stewart Peterson. Mark your calendars!
Upcoming Monthly Newsletters
Be sure to look in your upcoming January newsletter for our new segment, CCFB features local FFA! We will be featuring a different Champaign County FFA chapter every month. This will be a great way to stay current with local youth in agriculture and help support their efforts!
Earth Partners Receives 2014-2015 Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Grant
County Coalition Grants are made possible through funding from the IAA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau. The IAA Foundation raises funds for the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program each year, and in addition to county grants, provides funding for Ag Mags, teacher grants, Summer Ag Institutes and more.
In 2013-2014 the Illinois AITC Program reached 516,452 students with a message about agriculture. Additionally, 36,074 teachers and 1,203 pre-service teachers learned how to incorporate agriculture into their existing curriculum while meeting state learning standards.
Partner organizations of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program include Illinois Farm Bureau, Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE), University of Illinois Extension, Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Growers, Illinois Pork Producers, Illinois Soybean Association, Midwest Dairy Association, Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. In addition, annual donors include many agribusiness partners and others with an interest in supporting agriculture. Funds are raised through both events and direct program contributions.
As we look forward to 2015, the Earth Partners program is excited to continue its rich tradition of educating students, teachers and the community of Champaign County through agriculture education!
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Young AG Leaders
On Tuesday evening the Young AG Leaders were able to meet at Biaggi’s for their Christmas party/dinner. Below is a photo of the night’s event.
Photo taken by: Kirk Builta
Prime Timers: DECEMBER 11, 2014-FROM 10:00AM TO 11:30AM (Andy Hudson: Arctic Adventure)
Equine Committee Mtg: DECEMBER 12, 2014 - FROM 12:30PM TO 02:30PM
Today in History
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.”