Programs & Events
of the White County Farm Bureau

The White County Farm Bureau strives to provide our members and the local public with numerous programs and activities that follow the mission of our organization.

We've compiled a partial list of major programs and events of local interest to our members. 


Ag in the Classroom
  • White County Agricultural Literacy Program
  • County Farm Bureau Foundation
  • Southeastern IL FFA Acquaintance Day Program
  • GIFT Garden Donations 
  • 4-H Hippology Team
  • Adopted classroom in Chicago
  • Young Leader Collegiate Scholarship
  • AITC Silent Auction and AITC Gun Raffle
  • Family Fun Fest, Conservation Days, Autumn AgVenture Station
  • FFA Student Support for Youth Leadership Conference
  • 4-H Club of the Year Award, AITC Presentations at 4-H Clubs
  • Teacher Resource Guide & Newsletter; Welcome Back Packets
  • Illinois Ag Mag & Calendar Distribution
  • Southeastern IL Summer Ag Institute

Commodities and Marketing
  • White County Yield Survey
  • 2016 Farm Bill Update 
  • AgriVisor Market Update
  • “Crop Insurance-Are You Covered?”
  • Attendance at IFB Commodities Conference
  • AgriVisor and IFB Website Promotion
  • Markets on White CFB website

Health & Safety
  • White – Edwards Counties Progressive Ag Safety Day
  • Concealed Carry Course for members
  • Share the Road Banner
  • Gun Safety at Pistol Shoot
  • LifeLine Screening
  • AgrAbility Ambassador
  • Air Evac Lifeteam
  • Farm Safety Week messages

Legislative / Political Process
  • Legislative Listening Session
  • Get out the Vote Campaign
  • Legislative Action on Social Media
  • Legislator Ag Advisory Committees
  • Illinois Farm Bureau Action Request Participation
  • IL State Legislative Priorities to State Legislators
  • Attendance at Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference
  • ACTIVATOR Participating County

Local Affairs
  • Tile Drain Monitoring Project
  • Partners in Employability
  • County Board Relationship Dinner
  • High Capacity Water Reporting
  • Cover Crop Seed Grant
  • Meeting with ISP and legislators on truck inspections
  • Promotion of Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
  • Farmland Assessment Training for County Assessors
  • Farmland Assessment Brochure
  • “On the Road” Program w/ Kevin Rund
  • Director Attendance at County Board Meetings
  • Chamber of Commerce Member / SWCD Sponsor
  • Farm Service Agency & Local Drainage District Representative

Communication & Promotion
  • St. Louis Science Center GROW Exhibit
  • St. Louis Magic House – “Farm Fresh Pizza Parlor”
  • St. Louis Magic House – “Fall Farm Festival”
  • Farmer’s market at Magic House’s “Sunshine Classroom”
  • Saint Louis Zoo Promotion to non-farming consumers
  • Farmer Appreciation Night with So IL Miners
  • Traveling Farm Families – Semi Trailer Billboards
  • “White County Farmers Feed…” Roadside Signs
  • Southern FS Semi Truck Wrap
  • Consumer Facebook Campaign
  • County Farm Bureau Website - www.whitecfb.com
  • Social Media – Facebook page
  • White County Ag News Publication
  • National Ag Week & Farm Safety Week Promotion
  • $1,000 Crime Reward Program
  • County Fair Book Ad, 4-H Project Judging
  • Support for 4-H, FFA, Corn Days, SWCD & Pioneer Days


Member Relations
  • Board Exercise – Future of the Organization
  • Young Leader Pistol Shoot
  • 2014 White County Plat Book
  • COUNTRY Representative Membership Drive
  • Local Business Discount Program
  • New Director Orientation
  • Member Appreciation Luncheon
  • County Annual Meeting
  • Cooperative/CFB Communications Meeting
  • Young Leader Demolition Derby Assistance at County Fair
  • District 17 Discussion Meet Award
  • Region 4 Retired Manager Picnic
  • Free Notary Public Service

Policy Development
  • 2016 Policy Resolution – “Appropriate Use of Fins & Fees”
  • 2016 Policy Resolution – “Concealed Carry for Military”
  • 2016 Policy Resolution – “Financing Trade with Cuba”
  • 2016 Policy Resolution – “Timeliness of Permits”
  • 2017 Policy Resolution – “Concealed Carry”
  • 2017 Policy Resolution – “Elimination of axle weights”
  • 2017 Policy Resolution – “Grain Insurance”
  • 2017 Policy Resolution – “NLRS Extension”
  • 2017 Policy Resolution – “Truck Inspection Safety”
  • Board Policy Development Exercise
  • Policy Development Information on website
  • District 17 Fall Meeting – Policy Discussion
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