PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

The Fulton County Farm Bureau offers a variety of programs and events for all segments of our membership!  We invite you to attend events that are of interest to you and encourage you to lend your talents to our organization by volunteering for committees that appeal to you.


AITC Chicken/Noodle Fundraiser.....

at the Farm Bureau Building in Lewistown on Friday, March 2nd to support Ag in the Classroom programs.   

Meals will be served from 4:00pm till 7:00pm and carryouts will be available.  Meal will include chicken and noodles, real mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and drink.  A variety of homemade desserts will also be available, and are included in the price of the meal.  $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 5 to 12 years of age.  Kids under 5 eat for FREE!   


Marketing Club

The meeting is held the 3rd Tuesday at the Farm Bureau Building in Lewistown.  On rare occasions, the club cancels the meeting due to field work. 

Policy Point.....Each month we'll post a policy from the current IFB Policy Book.  Sometimes it will be timely based on a current issue; sometimes it will be purely random.  Find this month's here.

Women In Ag Conference

Farm women and all those involved in the agriculture industry should plan to attend the Women in Agriculture Conference, scheduled for Friday, March 16th at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel in Moline, Illinois.  This conference is a one day seminar to help women become empowered in agriculture.   Registration is open soon at this link.



THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF MAREKTING

A basic/beginner marketing class will be held on Tuesday, February 27th at the Farm Bureau Building in Lewistown.  This 2-hour session is a tutorial on how to use combinations of marketing tools. 

Joe Webel, Market Advisor with Stewart-Peterson, will present the seminar which begins at 1pm.  There is no charge, but pre-registration is required by calling 547-3011 or emailing us at fultonfb@att.net.


POLICY DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS
Fulton County Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend any one of the two Policy Development and Issues meetings being held in the coming weeks.   In addition to a wonderful supper and the chance to visit with fellow Farm Bureau members, the Viewpoint Survey will be presented.  Individuals from IFB’s National Legislation and Policy Development division will make remarks and hold discussion as well.

The meeting times and locations are as follows:

  • The American Grille, 525 South 5th Ave, Canton, IL, Monday, March 26th
  • Bernadotte Café, 6500 Tarters Ferry Rd, Ipava, IL, Tuesday, April 3rd

 Both meetings will begin with dinner at 6:30pm.  Members are invited to attend the dinner meeting in their area that is most convenient for them.  Please make your reservation for the meeting by calling the Farm Bureau office at 547-3011, or emailing to fultonfb@att.net.

 Be sure to say which meeting you will be attending.  Please note there is a $5 charge to members to offset the meal cost.  Please make your reservation at least 4 days before the meeting you wish to attend.