Parents: Remind your students the Carroll County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship applications are due on March 1! The Carroll County Farm Bureau Foundation has recently announced their 2013 Scholarship Opportunities. This year they will be offering three $1000 general scholarships along with the Harold Schmidt Memorial Forestry Scholarship in the amount of $1000.
To be eligible for all of the scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria: must be a high school graduate; must be a Carroll County Farm Bureau member, spouse of a member or member’s child; must be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at an accredited college, university, community college or technical school; must exhibit potential for successful completion of course of study; and must be a resident of Illinois. The general scholarships require a student to be majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related field. The Harold Schmidt Memorial Forestry Scholarship requires a student to be enrolled in Forestry, Wood Science, Wildlife Biology, Botany, General Biology, or other related disciplines as listed on the application. Now don’t be scared off as there are many, many careers out there that are ag-related.
Scholarship applications have been mailed to all Carroll County high school guidance counselors, FFA Advisors, and are available at the Carroll County Farm Bureau office or our website at www.carrollcfb.org.
Completed applications must be returned to the Carroll County Farm Bureau by Friday, March 1, 2013. For questions or more information contact Chas Welch at 244-3001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies, you have until February 28th to sign up for the Women in Agriculture conference before the registration fee goes from $50 to $60. The conference is March 22, 2013 at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, 777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island, IL 61201. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The conference will begin with opening comments at 8:45 a.m. Our closing session and send off should conclude by 3:45 p.m.
The Women in Agriculture Conference will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. followed by Erika Eckley’s keynote address on “Common Mistakes in Agricultural Estate Planning & Leasing” at 9 a.m.
The keynote address will be followed by a wide variety of breakout sessions.
Cathy Ekstrand, Senior Market Advisor, Stewart- Peterson Group – “Marketing: The How and When to Sell” and “Using Hedging Tools”
Darlene Knipe, U of I Marketing and Business Development – “National Food MarketMaker Program… Connecting Farmers to New Markets Thru Technology”
Jim Fraley, Illinois Farm Bureau & David Miller, Iowa Farm Bureau- “Agriculture & Government Regulations”
Dr. Lia Nightingale, Palmer College of Chiropractic- “Healthy Eating”
Illinois Legislative Panel & Iowa Legislative Panel- “Discussion with various officials”
Miriam Mock, Western Farm Business Farm Management- “Farm Bookkeeping”
Iowa and Illinois Panel – “Cultivating Knowledge Through Agriculture in the Classroom”
To register, contact our office for a form or you can go to the Women in Agriculture website at www.womeninagricultureconference.com
Farm Bureau Classifieds
Carroll County Farm Bureau members can place up to two (2) free classified ads per week, with a limit of 250 characters per ad (not including spaces). Ads are limited to personal or farm items for sale/wanted to buy, or farm labor or services available or wanted. No ads for the sale or rental of real estate, garage sales, or commercial businesses will be accepted. To place an ad, call the Farm Bureau office at 815- 244-3001 by noon Friday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.
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FS: Weslo Body Shop 4 station weight/exercise system. In perfect condition. Call for details, asking $300. 815-244-0080
FS: 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx. V6, Auto and in very good condition. Gray in color, Sdn hatch back, power moon roof. For more info and a test drive call 815-718-0204.