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Stephenson County Farm Bureau News

Limited seats available for Fair Oaks Farms trip!

Due to a few cancellations, we now have a limited number of seats open for our August 16 bus trip to Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana to visit their Dairy Adventure and Pig Adventure, with lunch at their newly opened Farmhouse Restaurant. Click here to see the flyer and call (815) 232-3186 to sign up.

SCFB to host meeting on EPA rules

Illinois Farm Bureau will hold eight meetings across the state next month to help farmers better understand the proposed EPA rule defining “waters of the U.S.” Lauren Lurkins, Director of Natural and Environmental Resources, and Adam Nielsen, Director of National Legislation and Policy Development, will provide an overview of the 88-page proposal and answer questions.

“This is just another phase in our strategy to educate our membership about the impact this proposed rule would have on their individual operations,” Lurkins said.

It's time to order those delicious peaches!

It's time to place your order for those delicious Cresthaven peaches from Rendleman Orchards in southern Illinois, with delivery targeted for mid to late August. While the Rendleman crop looks good, crop shortages have pushed prices up a bit this year. A 25# box will be $25 for FB members and $30 for non-members - click here for an order form, or call (815) 232-3186 to order with credit card payment. Orders must be placed and paid for by Friday August 8th.

News and Views

A weekly news and opinion column by SCFB Manager Bruce Johnson.

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2014 SCFB trip lineup

Here's our lineup of SCFB bus trips for 2014 - click on the trip name to see details. Call us at (815) 232-3186 for more information or to sign up!

Ireland/Scotland Trip Planned for 2015

Area county Farm Bureaus and Tri-State Travel have planned an amazing trip to Ireland and Scotland on July 20-31, 2015; click here to see the trip brochure and call (815) 232-3186 for more info! Space is limited to one 44-passenger coach and signup is brisk, so don't delay!

Classic Tractor Drive IV set for August 23

Our fourth Classic Tractor Drive is scheduled for Saturday August 23, 2014 - click here for the flyer with complete details and click here for the registration form.

Tentative 2015 trip lineup

Click here to see the tentative lineup of SCFB trips for 2015!

Upcoming Events

August 5, 2014 - 6:45am to 6:30pm
August 10, 2014 - 6:00am to August 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
August 16, 2014 - 5:30am to 8:00pm
August 18, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
August 21, 2014 - 6:00am to August 29, 2014 - 8:00pm