If you are interested in attending Farm Bureau night at the IceHogs, there is still time to get your tickets. Join Farm Bureaus from Northern Illinois at the Rockford Ice Hogs game on Saturday, February 9th. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. against the Houston Aeros and it is bobble-head give-a-way night. The cost per ticket is $12.00. Call our office at 815-244-3001 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order your tickets. This is not a bus trip and the price only includes your Mezzanne sideline seats.
Sure as I put in the paper the announcement of our American Red Cross Blood Drive, would be as soon as they change it on me! The new date for the blood drive will be Friday, February 22 from noon to 5 p.m. here at the office. I was told the Red Cross is making some changes in how they process the blood collected which lead to them being short staffed and needing to reschedule. I didn’t get details but took their word for it! So if you are able to give on Friday, February 22, give our office a call. We will be starting to make calls on appointments this week.
Get to Know Your Policy: Revitalizing Rural America
American agriculture is a key component of rural communities, yet agriculture as an industry is more reliant on the greater rural economy than rural communities are dependent on farmers. Farm Bureau believes education reform, broadband deployment, health care access are important initiatives to help maintain and revitalize rural America.
In fact, your Illinois Farm Bureau policy #101, Rural Development, provides guidance on how to stimulate growth within rural communities:
Examine existing private and government rural development programs to determine their viability and practicality in improving the rural economy and quality of life in Illinois.
Develop a comprehensive program for coordinating rural development activities within the state and county Farm Bureau levels.
Identify specific rural initiatives which our organization will support during the development of our comprehensive program.
Urge county Farm Bureaus to take a leadership role in rural development programs and activities in cooperation with local business, political and agricultural leaders.
Provide county Farm Bureaus advice and guidance on rural development programs.
Work closely with county Farm Bureaus in the beginning and continuous stages of the rural development process, emphasizing the need for community development and economic development.
There are many opportunities to strengthen rural America. Rural development is a priority for Farm Bureau and your organization strives to be a part of that process. Visit www.ilfb.org/policy to learn more about your organization’s policy.
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.
FS: Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. 8 weeks old, 4 males and 3 females AKA/OFA Champion Hunting bloodlines, hand raised, all shots, dew claws, hips, elbows and eyes certification and also housebroken. $1,000. 815-273-2898
FS: DMI 3 bar 21.3 ft. coil tire harrow. Kasco 3 bar 11 ft. coil tire harrow for 9 shank chisel plow. Hayland stack mover with bonnet. Hampton 14ft hyd hog cart. Kewanee 50ft elevator and down spouts. NH 28 blower. All in excellent paint and condition. 815-541-1772
FS: 3 cushion sofa, flowered pattern on background, very good $100 815-493-2765
FS: 1990 Buick Lesabre. good condition and runs well $750. 815-499-1279
FS: good used Proform 700S Elliptical workout machine with functional digital display. $125 or best. 815-375-1135