Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation

The Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation was established in September 1990 for the purpose of carrying out charitable, scientific, literary, and educational work. Major programs of the Foundation include Agriculture In The Classroom, Scholarships and Roots and Shoots. The Foundation receives contributions from members who elect to include a suggested donation on their annual Farm Bureau dues renewal notice; it also accepts bequests and donations from other sources and conducts occasional fundraising events.  The SCFB Foundation Board is as follows: President - Steve Fricke Vice President - Kathy Brenner Secretary/Treasurer - Dennis Groezinger Director - Dan Scheider and Wendell DeVries. 

The newest addition to our Foundation is “Roots and Shoots Apprentice/Internship Grants”. While Bruce Johnson was the Manager of the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, he established the Roots and Shoots Program.  The goal of Roots and Shoots is to encourage Stephenson County youth to explore job opportunities within our community and the agriculture industry. As part of this we are offering a matching grant for Agriculture-related businesses who employ high school students or college students. 2023 business recipients included: 



Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships

Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships

Since 2005 the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation has offered scholarships to students in Stephenson County. The goal of these scholarships is to lessen the financial burden for secondary education for Stephenson County Farm Bureau Members and...

Interested in donating? There are many ways to support the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation. Financial donations can be made to Stephenson County Farm Bureau and mailed or dopped off at 210 W. Spring Street Freeport, IL 61032. If your interested in volunteering or serving on a committee please reach out to Victoria Hansen, Manager Stephenson County Farm Bureau at 815-232-3186 or by email at [email protected].

210 W. Spring St.
Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815-232-3186
Fax: 815-232-0016
[email protected]
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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