710 N West St.

 Olney, IL 62450

monday-friday

8:00am -  4:30PM 

(618) 393-4116 

richlandcountyfbmanager@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: Farmer training required to apply dicamba in 2018!

Illinois agriculture groups have coordinated efforts to facilitate Illinois Dicamba Trainings for farmers and others. The official website for Dicamba Training in Illinois (required for all farmers/applicators who plan to apply the product and anyone planning to apply these products under their supervision) is https://ifca.com/IllinoisDicambaTraining.

Please visit that site to learn more about the training programs and encourage your members or interested staff to register for a training. Additional resources and Frequently Asked Questions are also covered on the site. Even farmers who do not plan to apply the product are encouraged to attend so that they more fully understand the application requirements.

Additional training venues will be added! Please visit the site frequently (https://ifca.com/IllinoisDicambaTraining) to find additional trainings.

For more information, call the Richland County Farm Bureau at 618-393-4116. Coffee and doughnuts will be available starting at 7:30.

The Richland County Farm Bureau will be hosting: Communicating with Consumers: Telling The Real Story on March 27th , 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Holiday. A meal will be provided. The speaker for the event will be Linda Olson, Consumer Communication Specialist from the Illinois Farm Bureau. Linda will address ways to effectively communicate to consumers and how to answer difficult questions farmers are asked. Practice conversations and videos will be shown. For more information or to RSVP please call the office at 618-393-4116.

 

The Richland County Farm Bureau Young Leaders are hosting a dodgeball tournament on March 17th, 2018 at the Dundas Gym. Registration will begin at 9:00 am, and the tournament will begin at 10:00 am. The tournament is open to high school students and adults, and can have up to 8 people on a team. Early bird registration fee will be $80 and due on or before March 12th, 2018. If registering after March 12th, the registration fee will be $100 per team. The top three teams will receive trophies and bragging rights. A spirit award will also be given to the most spirited team. All proceeds will benefit Ag in the Classroom. For more information or to sign up, please call Richland CFB office at 618-393-4116.