What's Happening? 

New Richland County Farm Bureau manager effective

 August 1st, 2015. 

Hello!  My name is Shawna Zeilstra and I am excited to have been named the new Richland County Farm Bureau manager.  I was previously the 4-H & Youth Development Program Coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension in Crawford County.

I am a native of Richland County and graduated from East Richland High School in 1999.  I then went on to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where I earned my Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.  Upon completion of my Bachelor’s Degree, I took an advanced internship opportunity and worked at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, FL in 2003.

I then married in 2004 and upon completion of my Master’s Degree (2007) moved to McCordsville, IN, located just outside of Indianapolis.  While living in Indiana I worked as a Team Manager/Customer Service Trainer for a multi-specialty emergency and veterinary hospital.

My husband, PJ, and I moved back to Olney in 2012 after starting a family.  We now have two sons, Jaxson, 3 ½ years old and Jaymeson, 10 months old.

Please do not hesitate to call or stop by the Richland Co. Farm Bureau office to simply introduce yourself.  I look forward to working with all of you! 

       Support Ag in the Classroom!!                Eat at Monical's Monday, November 9th and 20% of what you spend comes back to the Richland County Farm Bureau Foundation to support Ag in the Classroom!!  Flyers will be available at the Richland County Farm Bureau Office mid October.  Please stop by and pick up some flyers to hand out to friends and family.  Give the flyer to your waiter or waitress that day and enjoy!!

Covered Bridge Festival Bus Trip - Oct. 13th 

For more information please click on the Bus Trips link at the top of this page or contact the Richland County Farm Bureau office             at 618-393-4116 to sign up!

Click Here for more information on Theme Park Discounts & Member Benefits! 

Women's Committee Cookbook!

The Richland County Farm Bureau Women's Committee is creating a cookbook featuring members' family recipes. Click Here for more information! 

         New Member Benefit with Caterpillar 

Great news, member!  Illinois Farm Bureau and Caterpillaar 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. http://www.ilfb.org/ifb-news-and-events/ifb-in-action/2015-september/9215-cat-benefit.aspx 

New Member Benefit with TicketsatWork.com!  

Click Here for more information on how you can access exclusive savings on movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows & more! 

 (618) 393-4116

 710 N West St.

 Olney, IL 62450 

Click Here to support the Richland County Farm Bureau Foundation! 

Upcoming Events
  • Womens Committee Meeting
    • Monday, October 5th, 6:00p.m. - RCFB Office
  • Community Safety Day
    • Tuesday, October 6th @ 4:30 - 6:00p.m., Richland County Elementary School 
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    • Thursday, October 8th @ 6:00p.m. - RCFB Office
  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 12th - Office Closed
  • Covered Bridge Bus Trip - Bridgeton, IN
    • Tuesday, October 13th @ 6:00a.m. - Meet in Eagles Lodge Parking Lot (Farm Bureau Office Closed)
  • Regional Secretary Program 
    • Wednesday, October 14th (Farm Bureau Office Closed)
  • Young Leaders Meeting
    • Monday, October 19th @ 7p.m. - RCFB Office
  • Women's Committee Meeting
    • Monday, November 9th @ 6p.m. - RCFB Office
    • Eat at Monicals Monday, November 9th and 20% supports Ag In The Classroom!! 

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