We are finalizing the numbers for the Harvest for All. It was quite a snowy day on the 18th when this year’s Harvest for All took place. We have done the event in rain, heat, but never snow like that. Once the numbers are finalized, we will be able to announce the donation amounts and names. While the number won’t be as high as last year, the number of bushels donated did exceed last year.
February is shaping up to be a busy month. On February 10th, we will be bring up Doug Yoder, Senior Director Affiliate and Risk Management to speak on a variety of items which will include New area plans, new cover crop guidelines, HR-ACE, Re-ratings, prices and impact to coverage, trends in usage, and more. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. Contact our office at 815-244-3001 for more information. RSVPs are need by Monday, February 3rd.
Kevin Rund, Senior Director of Local Government will be at Barnacopia in Polo on Wednesday, February 12th at 7 p.m. to do his On the Road program. Kevin will be speaking on CDL rules and regulations as they apply to farmers. Some of the items discussed will include medical card requirements, driver qualifications, USDOT information and Unified Carrier Registration. RSVP’s are need to ensure we have enough handouts. Please contact our office by Monday, February 10th to RSVP. This two hour program is one you will not want to miss.
Ladies, don’t feel left out with all of these meetings. The 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference is coming up in March! In fact, March 21st is the full day event with an optional Thursday night event. Dr. Ron Hanson will be presenting on both days. Friday he will be presenting on Keeping your Farm in Your Family for the Next Generation. The conference will be held at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel in Rock Island with registration kicking off at 8 a.m. on Friday. Breakout topics include marketing, environmental issues, estate planning, iPad training, social advocacy, and more. This is a conference you ladies won’t want to miss. Brochures are available at our office or you can view more information online at www.womeninagricultureconference.com.
I have to admit it always flatters me, yet scares me when people tell me they read my column and enjoy it. I really feel like I just throw some psychobabble out there when I type each week. What can I come up with this week I think? Some weeks are easier than others. There are times I really struggle, just ask Jessica here in the office. I remember when I was little (grade school age) going and staying at my great grandma’s. I would “create” a newspaper. I would set up a design and have 4-5 articles in an issue. I guess maybe back then it was something I was destined to do, but my real passion has always been numbers. I would also work number problems and have my grandpa created worksheets of math problems for me. Another side fact is I love to problem solve and investigate. Seems like there is nothing I cannot dig up, especially with the internet! (Just ask Jessica!)
Farm Bureau Classifieds
Carroll County Farm Bureau members can place up to two (2) free classified ads per week, with a limit of 250 characters per ad (not including spaces). Ads are limited to personal or farm items for sale/wanted to buy, or farm labor or services available or wanted. No ads for the sale or rental of real estate, garage sales, or commercial businesses will be accepted. To place an ad, call the Farm Bureau office at 815- 244-3001 by 4 p.m. Thursday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.
FS: Paashe D500 1-10hp 115v air compressor, $100. Womens Large Harley Davison racing jacket, special edition lightweight with HD colors, $100. 815-684-5419
FS: Small bales of grass hay, $5/bale. Big round bales of grass hay, $90/bale. 815-225-7824
FS: Butcher lamb. $2/pound. 815-225-7824
FS: Brand new craftsman 24 inch snow thrower, used 1 hour, 6 speeds forward, 2 speeds reverse $400, 815-493-2577
FS: All types of hay and straw, Large and small squares and large round bales, 815-590-5265
FS: Small square bales of alfalfa hay. $4/bale. 815-243-0358