DuPage County Farm Bureau

Monthly Archives: April 2019

Premier 20 Leadership Conference

The Premier 20 Leadership Conference, conducted by the Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliates Youth Education in Agriculture committee, was held at Illinois Farm Bureau on April 17-18, 2019. Alexander Ford of DuPage County was selected to attend this conference as a winner of the Illinois 4-H Leadership, Citizenship, Professionalism (LCP) Award. The Illinois 4-H Premier…

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois and other Midwestern students will have help paying for college tuition during the 2019-2020 school year, courtesy of scholarships awarded today by the IAA Foundation. The IAA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau, awarded $106,900 to 69 students pursuing degrees in agriculture-related fields, based on their academic ability,…

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Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Featured at DeKalb County History Center, Only Stop in Northern Illinois

“[Farming] is like any other part of life, if you don’t change, you don’t survive” explained Bill Lenschow, a Centennial farmer in DeKalb County. This idea is explored in the new traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The DeKalb County History Center is partnering with the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, in…

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Plant Your Vegetable Garden Early

URBANA, Ill. – If you’re itching for homegrown tomatoes this year, now is the perfect time to plan your vegetable garden. “Growing your own vegetables is a great way to save money at the grocery store, get some exercise, and teach kids where their produce comes from,” says Gemini Bhalsod, a University of Illinois Extension…

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