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ACTION REQUEST:  PLEASE JOIN OTHER FARMERS AND COUNTY FARM BUREAUS IN SENDING LETTERS (USE LINK BELOW) TO OUR STATE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES IMPLORING THEM TO APPROVE A BALANCED STATE BUDGET. THE CONTINUED STATE BUDGET STALEMATE HAS AFFECTED FUNDING FOR FFA AND 4-H PROGRAMS, AGRICULTURE EDUCATION IN OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND STATE UNIVERSITIES, AND MEAT AND POULTRY INSPECTION, AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY MARKETING PROGRAMS, JUST TO NAME A SELECT FEW. WE ENCOURAGE OUR STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PASS A COMPREHENSIVE, BALANCED BUDGET AND MAKE CHANGES TO THE WAY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS CONDUCTS ITS BUSINESS. CLICK NOW TO TAKE ACTION: HTTP://OW.LY/PUUL30955OZ

 (618) 393-4116

 710 N West St.

 Olney, IL 62450

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     Upcoming Events                               

  • RCFB Annual Meeting- February 27

  • District Meeting and Farm Bill Meeting-February 28-Time TBA

  • GALC Conference-March 1-2

  • Ag Safety Awareness Week (March 5-11)

  • March Board Meeting- March 9-6 pm

  • Statewide Board Training-March 16 and August 22

What's Happening? 

RICHLAND COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Richland County Farm Bureau is offering the following scholarship opportunities to deserving students within the county:

Richland County Farm Bureau Scholarships: available to Richland County seniors who are enrolled in an accredited college, university, community college or trade school for the fall of 2017. Emphasis will be given to those pursuing a career in an agricultural related field.

 Richland County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Scholarship: $500 available to a Richland County college freshman or sophomore pursuing a career in an agricultural related field.

The following criteria will be addressed for selection: academic performance, activities and leadership, and financial need.

Scholarships must be received or postmarked by April 1, 2017. Scholarship winners will be contacted directly. To request scholarship applications, stop by the Richland County Farm Bureau office or call 618-393-4116. Applications can be mailed to 710 N. West Street Olney, IL 62450.  

RICHLAND COUNTY FARM BUREAU’S 99TH ANNUAL MEETING

Richland County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting will be held Monday,  February 27, 2017 at the Holiday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. with entertainment and a business meeting to follow. A silent and live auction will be held to raise funds for the Richland County Farm Bureau Foundation benefiting Ag in the Classroom. Please call in your reservations by February 23.

White Squirrel Saddle Club Sponsorship

We are a proud sponsor of the White Squirrel Saddle Club. GAITWAY to MOTION is one of their programs for children in Richland County with special needs. This program provides the opportunity for children to connect with horses. The rhythmic motion of riding calms the nervous system and strengthens the core to help with standing and sitting. Thank you Cathy Zellmer for your hard work and for stopping by the office to present us with our sponsorship certificate!. Check out their website  http://www.whitesquirrelsaddleclub.com/ 

WOMEN'S COMMITTEE COOKBOOKS FOR SALE!

tHE FUNDS RAISED FROM SALES GOES TO aGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. tHE cOOKBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE.

AG SAFETY NIGHTS

The Young Leaders of Richland, Lawrence, and Clay County Farm Bureaus will be hosting four separate agriculture safety courses. Each course will be at an onsite location, where attendees will see various safety facets. The free courses will be offered at 6 p.m. on March 14 in Clay County, March 21 in Richland County, March 28 in Lawrence County, and April 4 in Richland County. Specific locations will be announced. Students are welcomed and encouraged to attend all Farm Safety Nights. For more information, contact the Richland County Farm Bureau office

“Haul in a Winner!” for one lucky Farm Bureau Member! 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. We hope that the winner is you! Members enter their chance to win at this website www.fordspecialoffer.com/farmbureau/sweeps


Member Benefits with Caterpillar 

Great news, member! Illinois Farm Bureau and CATERPILLAR Inc. have formed a new partnership. Now, members can save up to $2,000 on Cat machines, including wheel loaders, skid steers, backhoes, excavators and more. Click here to see Caterpillar Incentives.

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