Farm News

Gathering Of The Green Later This Month

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A bunch of John Deere enthusiasts will be getting together later this month in the Quad Cities. They call the event “The Gathering of the Green”. It’s a bi-annual celebration of John Deere green says organizer Ken Reese of McHenry.…

Kirwan Representing Illinois Farmers At National Level

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A Mercer County farmer representing Illinois producers at the national level.  Jeff Kirwan of New Windsor is serving on the American Farm Bureau Federation Farm Policy Advisory Committee. He’s out in Washington D.C. this week. Kirwan is the former president…

Women In Ag Seminar March 17-18

Join over 200 women for the annual bi-state Women in Agriculture Conference on March 17-18, at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, 777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island.  This year’s featured speaker is Laura Daniels, a mother, wife, farmer, dairy consultant, and agriculture…

RIFB Foundation Scholarship Applications Available

The Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 Foundation Scholarship Program.   Applications for the scholarships are due to the Farm Bureau office in Moline through March 31, 2016. Applications are available at www.ricofarmbureau.org. These scholarships…

Kirwan Named To AFBF Advisory Panel

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A local farmer has been selected to serve on an advisory panel for the American Farm Bureau Federation.  Jeff Kirwan of New Windsor has been named to the AFBF Farm Policy Advisory Committee. Kirwan has been involved in farm policy…

Kirwan Looking Forward To Role On IFB Board

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Former Mercer County Farm Bureau president Jeff Kirwan looking forward to his new role serving on the Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors.  He spent 13 years as Mercer County Farm Bureau president. Kirwan attended the American Farm Bureau Federation…