Yesterday, March 19th was National Ag Day. This is a day when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.
As the world population continues to soar, there is an even greater demand for the food, fiber, and renewable resources produced in the United States. Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use, and wear on a daily basis, and its increasingly contributing to fuel and other bio-products. So take the time today to think of where you would be without agriculture in your life.
The Women’s Committee will be sponsoring a Defensive Driving Course on May 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. With increased numbers of vehicles and drivers, we need to know how to safely travel our nation’s highways. Ask yourself the following:
Do you effectively utilize your vehicle’s safety equipment such as lap and shoulder belts, head restraints and the air bag system?
How do you recognize and deal with impaired, distracted or negligent drivers?
What are the driving principles that can save your life?
Have you ever wondered how you could deal with driving conditions (weather, road, traffic, etc) over which you have absolutely no control?
With an aging population how can older drivers adapt to our current and future highway environment?
Are you interested in saving on travel expenses such as fuel, vehicle maintenance and insurance costs?
If you’ve ever considered any of these questions as a driver then find the answers to these and many more traffic issues by enrolling in the Defensive Driving Course that is being offered on May 7 and 8, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Naaman Diehl Auditorium in Mount Carroll. Registration forms are available on our website, at all COUNTRY Financial offices in Carroll County, and at our office. Registration deadline is April 26. The registration fee of $12 covers course materials, instruction, and lunch both days. Those completing the course are eligible for a discount on their auto insurance, but they must attend both days to qualify. An examination is not required to complete the course or receive certification.
It doesn’t matter if we spring ahead or fall back; the clock in the kitchen here at the office doesn’t like either. Both last fall and this spring when I changed the time, it quit working. We have the same clock in the board room and it has no issues with change but the kitchen clock does not appreciate it at all! So if you are using the kitchen, it isn’t the battery which we also changed, it isn’t that we don’t change it, it is just that the clock will take a few weeks to get on track.
Our office will be closed for Good Friday therefore all ads will need to be into our office by 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th.
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 noon Friday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.
WANTED: Allis Chalmers square hay baler 815-858-5060
FS: Kitchen table and 4 chairs- good condition. Asking $30.00. 815-541-6768
FREE: 5-8ft long folding tables. Old and worn but still usable
FS: Red prom dress with lace up back, very pretty $170 815-684-5419
FS: Kelvinator 16 cu. ft. upright freezer. 815-441-0462 after 3 pm or leave a message.