710 N West St.
Olney, IL 62450
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Women's Committee Meeting Monday, august 8th @ 6:00p.m. - RCFB Office
Young Leaders Meeting Monday, August 15th @ 7:00p.m. - RCFB Office
Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, August 18th @ 6:00p.m. - RCFB Office
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Olney COUNTRY Financial® Crop Specialists Sharing Knowledge With Clients
BLOOMINGTON, Ill –July 13, 2016 – Ron Gray, of Claremont, has been part of the COUNTRY Financial® crop specialists program since its inception in 2003. He operated a grain farm in Richland County for 40 years and uses his experience and knowledge of the industry to best serve his clients in southeastern Illinois.
During his own farming career, Gray has seen the industry through difficult times, and crop insurance was there to keep his family farm going. He prides himself in knowing that he can provide the same security for his clients and their farming operations.
“Changes unrelated to actual production such as marital status, ownership interest and rent share can create significant impact on coverage, and therefore any claim, if they are not properly represented on a policy,” said Gray.
In January, Jessica (Clodfelter) Scaggs, of Sumner, joined Gray as a COUNTRY Financial crop specialist. She grew up on a grain and cattle farm in Edwards County and she and her husband, Chris, currently farm and reside in Lawrence County.
“Being a crop specialist feels like a great fit for me within the agriculture industry. I see the value of crop insurance and want to do all I can to support farmers and protect farming operations in the communities I care so much about,” said Scaggs. “In the same way that you can trust COUNTRY to protect your farm and family, you can trust us to protect your crops as well.”
The two strive to serve as true “specialists” in the crop insurance field. Their main priority is to provide an outstanding experience for their clients. They believe it is important for customers and farmers to regularly meet with their COUNTRY Financial Crop Specialist because clients’ insurance needs are sure to change as their operations evolve. Regular conversations with their Crop Specialist will ensure they have the most effective coverage on their crops.
Outside of the office, Gray has served on many community boards including East Richland School Board, Richland County Farm Bureau Board and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Suzanne and Tara.
Scaggs earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois in 2011. After graduation she served as the Richland County Farm Bureau manager for three years. She currently volunteers as a board member for the Lawrence County Farm Bureau (CFB) and a member of the Lawrence CFB Young Leaders Committee. She is also a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richland County program.
Gray and Scaggs are based out of Claremont, IL and provide crop insurance services primarily in southeastern Illinois. They can both be reached by phone at the office at (618) 869-2509 or by cell (618) 553-2583 for Gray and (618) 240-6511 for Scaggs.
DO you have any unwanted Agrichemicals that you'd like to get rid of? Now you can through our Clean Sweep Program! Click on the highlighted link to find out more!
Click here for more info about our upcoming Bus Trips!
We are now carrying FARM SAFETY FIRST AID KITS at the Richland County Farm Bureau Office. The kits are available for purchase through Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. Monies raised will benefit kids and provide a way for them to participate in Progressive Ag Safety Day! Only $45.00 for everything listed below!
Farm First Aid Kit contents:
This kit contains:
1 - Adhesive tape roll 1” x 5 yds...
12 - Adhesive bandages 1” x 3”
5 - Adhesive bandages 2”x 4”
10 - Butterfly closures
5 - Knuckle bandages
1 - Triangular bandage
1 - Eye Pad 2” round
5 - Cotton tip applicators
1 - CPR face shield
4 - Eyewash capsules – 0.5 oz
2 - Finger splints
1 - First aid instructions
4 - Sterile gauze dressings 4” x 4”
1 - Sterile trauma pad (ABD) 8” x 10”
4 - Examination gloves
1 - Elastic bandage 3”
1 - Gauze roll 4”
2 - Instant cold compress
1 – Trauma Sheers
1 - Tweezers
6 - Antibiotic ointments
6 - Burn cream ointments
12 - Alcohol pads
3 -Povidone iodine pads
3 - Sting relief pads
6 - Antiseptic towelettes
1 - Ziplock bag 8” x 10”
1 - Emergency thermal blanket
1 - Contents guide/refill info
The kit is in a hard canvas, zippered, moisture proof bag, and is 8.5x7x4 inches
Opens flat at 14 inches.
Interested in donating Blood at our upcoming blood drive? Click here for more Information!
Women's Committee Cookbooks are here!
If you PRE-ORDERED A "FAVORITE RECIPES" COOKBOOK, YOU MAY PICK IT UP AT THE FARM BUREAU office. if YOU DID NOT PRE-ORDER A COOKBOOK, BUT WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ONE, THEY ARE AVAILABLE AT Any OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
Citizen's National Bank
First Financial Bank
First National Bank (Main Branch)
Trust Bank (Main Branch)
Richland County Farm Bureau
TREND SETTERS SALON
Family Hair Care
OLNEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE