Farm. Family. Food. Recently Illinois Farm Bureau announced this tagline as part of efforts to refresh branding for Illinois Farm Bureau. With these efforts, Illinois Farm Bureau hopes to more effectively communicate purpose to members and agriculture advocacy to consumers. IFB President Philip Nelson better explained recent changes. “We truly believe that through use of our new tagline, IFB embraces its roots in agriculture, its role in sustaining farm life and families, and its long standing position underpinning the business and individuals whose farms feed consumers the world over.” Members from county farm bureaus across Illinois as well as Illinois Farm Bureau staff and the Board of Directors worked to develop this tagline to encourage farmers to share their story and reach consumers.
In the spirit of farm, family, and food Carroll County Fair debuts August 6-10th. In true farm tradition, Carroll County Young Leaders plan to host Ag Olympics, placed in the middle of the action in front of the grandstands. Leaders, gather up your 4-Hers. Parents, round up those rascals. Put their energy to good use and rev up that competitive spirit with Ag Olympics. Adults, age groups include you too! Unleash your inner kid to compete with the farm’s finest contestants. Join Young Leaders for up to six games of good old fashioned mess as you compete for prizes. Top three teams in each age division receive prizes. Showcase your skills with this unique set of games. To print a registration form, visit www.carrollcfb.org. Let the games begin!
Looking to get your ag fix before fair time? Join Carroll and Ogle County Farm Bureaus on Monday, July 22 as they travel to John Deere Harvester Works in Moline, IL. Tour the plant and watch John Deere’s biggest farm machinery come to life from start to finish. Harvester Works tour also includes time spent admiring past farm equipment as well new farm machinery. To reserve your spot by July 8, call Carroll County Farm Bureau or Ogle County Farm Bureau. Some rules apply with registration. Participant fee of $25 includes cost of motor coach, tour admission, and buffet lunch. Contact our office today!
Carroll County and other neighboring counties are sponsoring a trip to Colorado September 4, 2014. The nine day trip will travel via place to Denver, Colorado. You will experience five scenic rail excursions following historic routes of the Old West. The trip will feature traveling north along the Arkansas River Valley aboard the Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad. It will include the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which has been voted one of the “Top Ten Most Exciting Rail Journeys in the World”. Flyers are now available at our office, so stop in today to learn more about this trip.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July. The Farm Bureau office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th.
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.
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WANTED: Looking to buy: Glass front/doors tall curio cabinet – large or small 815-440-2854