I have some bad news. We just found out that Beanpod candles will be discontinued effective December 31. In the process of finding this out, we also were told all candles can only be ordered as long as supply lasts. Therefore we placed an order to get whatever we could get our hands on, but if you have some favorites, unfortunately, we are probably not able to order them anymore so you will want to stop by the office ASAP to stock up!
Join Farm Bureaus from Northern Illinois at the Rockford Ice Hogs game on Saturday, February 8th. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. against Iowa Wild. The cost per ticket is $14.00. Call our office at 815-244-3001 to reserve your tickets. It is also Brandon Saad Bobblehead night. The first 2500 fans in the door will receive a free bobblehead.
Order forms are in the mail for those who have ordered holiday fruit and nuts in the past. If you have not received an order form yet in the mail and would like one, please give our office a call at 815-244-3001, email us at email@example.com or print one off of our website at www.carrollcfb.org. Orders are due on November 20th with the fruit being ready for pick up on December 17th. We will soon be ordering nuts to have on hand for Thanksgiving.
Dr. Steve Johnson with Iowa State University will be in Dixon at the Comfort Inn on Tuesday, November 26th for his fall Market Outlook meeting. During the two hour program producers will examine the following topics:
• Outlook for 2013 and 2014 Crop Market Prices
• 2014 Input Costs and Planted Acreage
• Influence of Outside Markets and Commodity Fund Investors
• Impact of U.S. and Global Economics
• Income Tax Strategies
• New Farm Program Prospects
The workshop on November 26th begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 136 Plaza Drive, in Dixon, IL with light refreshments. This workshop is free to all participants, however, advanced registration is required. If you plan to attend, please register with the Carroll County Farm Bureau by November 14th. For more information on the workshop, or to register, contact the Carroll County Farm Bureau, 815-244-3001.
Illinois Farm Bureau has begun announcing some of the award winners for this past membership year. In Chicago, in December at the IAA Annual Meeting our Young Leaders will again be receiving the Harvest for All Award for our membership group. As I have mentioned before, all counties in Illinois are divided into five membership groups. We fall right in the middle in group number three. We have won the Harvest for All Award ever since it was implemented back in 2005. Also at the IAA Annual Meeting, Ed Livengood will be receiving the top Young Leader Chair Award for our membership group. Congratulations to Ed for his huge success as our Young Leader Chair.
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: California king free float water bed. Complete. Good shape. New mattress and heater in 2012. Call 815-590-7234 and leave a message. $50 or best offer.
FS: TV-multi media unit. 50 x 47 x 19. Oak look. Call 815-590-7234 and leave a message. $30 or best offer.
FS: 28” Sony Trinitron TV. Works great. Call 815-590-7234 and leave a message. $30 or best offer
FS: 98 Kawasaki KX60 dirt bike. Very good condition, new top end in 2011, ready to ride. $425. 815-541-6778
FS: 2001 eton lightning 50cc youth ATV. $475 Ready to ride, needs nothing, newer brakes and serviced. Parts available at Full Throttle in Lena.
FS: 2 black xbred beef heifers – ave. 900 lbs. at $1.35 lb. vaccinated and poured. 815-541-8431
FS: 2002 Buick Park Avenue. 73,000 miles, extra clean, 10,000 miles on tires. Exterior color pearl white. $7500. Mount Carroll. Call Jim 815-762-1654 please leave a message.
FS: 1044 corn head $1000. 815-244-9610
FS: 8x8ft playhouse $950. 815-244-9610
FS: Big round bales 1st, 2nd & 3rd crop. Stored inside, no rain. Feed value reports available. 815-244-9223
FS: 2 black ink cartridges HP98 brand new. 2 tricolor ink cartridges HP95 brand new. 480-243-0953 or 815-590-5690 leave a message
FS: DMI D450 wagon. Good tires, excellent shape, $7000. 815-291-8084