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The 2016-2017 Foundation Annual Report is now available. Click here to read.
The newest edition of “Motor Vehicle Rules for Illinois Farmers” is now available.
This publication—and individual topic pages—can be found online at http://www.ilfb.org/policy-issues/current-issues/transportation-infrastructure.aspx.
This publication expands on the previous version and includes:
· FVD & CFV Exemptions
· Driver Qualifications & the FVD
· Driver Qualifications & the CFV
· CFV Designation Application with Form
· DOT Physical Certification
· USDOT Number & the UCR
· Size & Weight Limits
· &nb ...
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It is easy to overlook horses in the agricultural landscape now that we don't depend on them for power, but their importance remains.
The American Horse Council (AHC) is taking a national survey of the economic impact of U.S. horses in which Illinois will participate as a focus state. Horse owners have until July 17 to participate.
Why is it important to participate? Horses are big creatures – it’s hard to hide a horse. Yet as an agriculturally important economic entity, horses are essentially hidden.
It is easy to overlook horses in the agricultural landscape now that we don’t depend on them for power. Horses are unique among large farm animals in that they routinely reside in the suburbs and even in cities. Horses may be the only large farm animal an average American ever encounters, thus horses act to bridge a widening gap between the nonfarm life and agriculture.
But since they are not used for food or fiber, horses do not funnel through a common marketplace where they can be ...
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More than 300,000 discounts for hotels, restaurants, theme parks, movie theaters, prescriptions and more await Farm Bureau members. Thanks to a new membership benefit web platform, there’s something for every member to enjoy!
This new benefit platform provides access to member discounts while on the go. To access the new web platform, visit https://ilfb.abenity.com. Members must create an account and provide their three digit county code (Cook’s is 016) and dash followed by their membership ID number.
Members can also go to the iPhone App Store, search ‘IL Farm Bureau Membership Benefits’ and download the app on their iPhone or iPad. Once downloaded, members may customize the app to include frequently used offers; search offers by business name, location and category; and provide instant in-store discounts at nearby restaurants and retailers.
Members who have questions about the app or additional member benefits may contact the Cook County Farm Bureau at 708-354-3276 or the IF ...
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The Cook County Farm Bureau® (CCFB) Volunteer of the Year Award is an award which recognizes individuals from the CCFB who have made a significant contribution to organization through his or her dedication to, and support of, the accrediting process.
“We would like to recognize those individuals who give their time and talents to promote the goals of agriculture in the Cook County Farm Bureau.”—Jim Bloomstrand, Chairman of the Member Relations Team
The program will run on an annual basis from September 1- August 31. All entries will be submitted to the CCFB Member Relations team to screen candidate forms. After the team screens the forms, they will be presented to the CCFB board for recipient approval and a winner will be selected.
CLICK HERE for application.
Our 3rd giveaway of the summer is: a $150 grocery store/farmstand gift card AND a $100 food pantry donation to the food pantry of the winner's choice. The only thing you have to do is LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and COMMENT ON or SHARE the post below to enter to win. The winner will be chosen on July 11! Official contest rules are available by clicking here
The Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation will host two programs this summer, June 26-30, 2017 and July 11-14. 2017 for teachers. Earning PDCH credit or Graduate Credit, educators will have the opportunity to explore the farm to table process through farm and agri-business tours. Industry experts will round out this hands-on professional development experience which is meant to provide the educational tools to incorporate the topic of agriculture into existing curriculum. To learn more or to
register ($125), contact the Ag Literacy Coordinator at email@example.com or by calling 708-354-3276. Programs limited to 20 teachers.
Additional Information Contact:
To begin your Life Enriching Experience and learn more about MayflowerTours all Imelda and state you’re a Cook County Farm Bureau member to receive the added savings (code: ccfb16) at:
· Call: Imelda at 630-435-8264
· Email: Imelda@mayflowertours.com
· Online: www.mayflowertours.com
“Haul in a Winner!” One Farm Bureau member will win a 2 year lease on a brand new 2017 F-150! Registration is now open and will end on September 30, 2017. Members can enter for their chance to win by visiting: www.fordspecialoffer.com/farmbureau/sweeps.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF AZ, IA, IL, MI, MO, MS, TN, KS, and GA; a current Farm Bureau member, 21 YEARS OR OLDER WITH VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE TO ENTER. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 9/30/17. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, One American Road, Dearborn, MI 48126.