Farm News

Field Work, School Work & Sports: Meet The #Cornstars

Brothers Owen & Alex Landwehr, part of Annawan's #Cornstars crew

Annawan High School has built a proud tradition with academics and athletics. They now have a new tradition, one being highlighted through social media.  It’s called #Cornstars. The group–made up mostly of student-athletes, participates in “roguing” during the summer months–removing…

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…