Author Archives: Danelle Burrs

Library Book Donation

In honor of National Ag Day, recognized March 14, 2019, the Lee County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee donated “John Deere, That’s Who” by Tracy Nelson Maurer to the public libraries in Lee County. Josie Willett, (right) is pictured making the donation to the Pankhurst Memorial Library in Amboy.  Read more »


NEW ORLEANS — Voting delegates at the 100TH annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), including 21 delegates from Illinois addressed Illinois Farm Bureau’s (IFB) priority issues, including submittals on trade, transportation, legal advocacy and Health Savings Account (HSA) reform. “Our delegates were instrumental in promoting and debating several key policy resolutions to…Read more »

Hussey Receives Top County Chair Award

Shane Hussey, Franklin Grove, was recognized with the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Young Leader Top County Chair Award for Membership Group III at the Young Leader Awards Program during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on December 2, 2018.  Hussey is the chairman of the Lee County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee and was recognized…Read more »

Rahn’s named IFB Achievement Award Winners

Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders Justin and Ellen Rahn were recognized during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Chicago on December 2  as the 2018 winners of the Young Leader Achievement Award. The award recognizes young farmers who derive the majority of their income from farming for their efforts in production agriculture, leadership ability,…Read more »


CHICAGO —Emerson Nafziger, professor emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, today received the 2018 Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Charles B. Shuman Distinguished Service Award. The award, the highest given by IFB, was presented during the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago, Dec. 1-4. Nafziger is best known for…Read more »

SVCC Ag Hosts Open House

Sauk Valley Community College hosted an open house to showcase their Agriculture Program on Friday, November 2. Dr. Ryan Anderson and some agriculture students were on hand to visit with attendees and provide demonstrations of their resources, including offering free nitrogen soil testing for participants. The Sauk Valley Community College is currently in its second…Read more »

Ag Open House at Sauk Valley Community College

Ag is back at Sauk Valley Community College, and there is an open house on November 1 from 9-12 so that you can see what they have been up to! Come take a look at the T2 Ag Building and see how the program has developed. Free soil testing will be available as part of…Read more »