May 14, 2019

Coffee and Conversations with Victoria Hansen

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it is a great time to reflect on what our mothers have done for us. I know I am lucky to have a mother who is willing to help me move more times than I have fingers on one hand, often in miserable temperatures, most recently a brisk 20-degree Saturday in February. She’s often my call when I am driving home from a late-night meeting. She is my go-to proof reader and my number one cheerleader. Moms are our motivators, supporters and sounding boards. On the Farm, mom’s and wives play vital roles. They are often called upon in all capacities, whether that be to help feed cattle, milk, run to town to pick up parts or bringing meals to the field so the planters/combines do not have to stop for more than a few minutes.  I was recently at a scholarship awards program where the speaker told the students to be sure to thank their parents for all they had done for them, even when they were in trouble because that is important too. So, here’s to all the moms out there, thank you for all you do, we do not tell you nearly enough.

Stephenson County Farm Bureau Seeks Administrative Assistant: The Stephenson County Farm Bureau is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant, located in Freeport, IL. Position responsibilities include providing support for the County Farm Bureau office, assisting members over the phone and in person, assisting staff with correspondences, maintaining accurate filing system and office and membership records. This position is 32-40 hours a week. Standard hours are four days per week with the occasional five day workweek as needed. Qualified candidates will possess good verbal and written communication skills, strong PC skills with all Microsoft Office applications, good multitasking and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Experience in a related role required. Knowledge of agriculture and bookkeeping preferred. Please submit cover letter and resume by May 17 to Stephenson County Farm Bureau 210 West Spring Street, Freeport, IL 62439 or . Please direct all questions to Victoria Hansen, Manager 815-232-3186

Making the most out of your Farm Bureau membership: During the month of May, Stephenson County Farm Bureau will be highlighting the many membership benefits available to our Farm Bureau members. Each day, we will post a new benefit on our Facebook page and, at the end of the week we will highlight all discounts from the past week on our website. Be sure to follow us to see how to get the most out of your membership. Not a member? Call our office to sign up at 815-232-3186 or stop by 210 W Spring Street, Freeport, IL.

Summer Position available for graduating high school senior: The Stephenson County Farm Bureau is seeking a graduating high school senior to serve as our 2019 Summer Program Assistant. This exciting position allows an individual to learn about Farm Bureau and agriculture in our county while assisting with various Farm Bureau sponsored events. The right candidate will be a good communicator, able to work independently or collaboratively and comfortable with working in public settings and dealing with people of all ages. For more information visit or website or call our office 815-232-3186. The application deadline for this position is May 15.

Calling all Antique Tractor Drivers: This year Stephenson County Farm Bureau will not be hosting our Annual Tractor Drive. Instead, to showcase the tractors that have participated in our tractor drive previously, we would like to try something different. This year we are inviting those who would like to show off their tractors to participate in one of three ways. The first option is to participate in the Dairy Day parade and in a tractor show at Union Dairy. The other options are to participate in only the parade portion or only the tractor show portion. The Dairy Day parade will take place on June 23 at 1:00p.m. in downtown Freeport. The Tractor show will begin at 2:00p.m. but tractors may be parked prior to the start of the parade. Visit our website to print a registration form, call 815-232-3186 to have one sent to you.






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210 W. Spring St.
Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815-232-3186
Fax: 815-232-0016
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Stephenson County Farm Bureau(R) is affiliated with the Illinois Farm Bureau(R). Illinois Farm Bureau® is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation®, a national organization of farmers and ranchers including Farm Bureaus in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and is responsible for Farm Bureau® membership and programs within Illinois.
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