May 22, 2023

Coffee and Conversation with Victoria Hansen

With some graduations already taking place and others just around the corner, the Stephenson County Farm Bureau would like to congratulate all graduates. Whether it is high school or college graduation we want to wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.  We would like to share a special congratulations to Andrew Kempel who was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation. Andrew is a Lena-Winslow graduate. To learn more about the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation visit


Membership Value Program Business Spotlight: This Is It Eatery offers Farm Bureau members a 10% discount. They are located at 16 North Chicago Avenue Freeport. To learn more call 815-616-5449.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Practical ways you can support a farmer’s mental health include sending a text, giving a card, taking a ride, delivering a treat or making a call. These are great ways to promote mental health 365 days a year. For more resources, visit the American Farm Bureau’s Mental Health resource page at


Bus Trip to Baraboo and Lavender Farm: Join the Stephenson County Farm Bureau as we travel to New Life Lavender Farm outside of Baraboo, Wisconsin, to learn about lavender production and enjoy a self-guided tour. After our trip to the Lavender Farm attendees will enjoy lunch and an afternoon of exploring downtown Baraboo on their own. This trip takes place on Thursday, June 29 with the bus departing at 8:00a.m. from the Freeport Walmart and returning around 6:00p.m. Trip cost is $60 for Farm Bureau members and $75 for non-members and includes transportation, bus driver gratuity, lavender farm tour and water on the bus. To learn more or to register visit or call 815-232-3186.


Summer Agriculture Institute for Educators: May is here, the last day of school is in sight and Summer is on the horizon.  That means a well-deserved break for our teachers is coming soon.  Teachers!  Do your summer plans include having fun, spending time outdoors and earning PDCH hours?  Then we hope you will join us for “The Dirt on Agriculture” June 13th and 14th, 2023 and/or “Ag Under Foot” June 21st and 22nd.  With soil as our theme, we will tour dairy, pork and beef farms as well as agri-businesses in Stephenson, Ogle, Carroll, Winnebago and Boone counties.  Learn ways to incorporate agriculture into your classroom.  Each 2-day institute is $75.00 which includes transportation to tours, lunch and snacks.  To learn more contact Debbie Steinbach at [email protected] or at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau at 815-232-3186.



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