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WELCOME TO KNOX County Farm Bureau

180 S. Soangetaha Rd.    Galesburg, IL 61401     Phone: 309-342-2036    Fax: 309-342-4136  

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KNOX County Farm Bureau News

LOCAL FSA TO PRESENT FARM BILL OPTION

Dec 12, 2014

GALESBURG – The Knox County Farm Bureau will be hosting an informational meeting with Knox County FSA focusing on the new options that the 2014 Farm Bill is offering. The meeting will be held on...


Grain Bin Safety Training Site

Sep 15, 2014

The Grain Bin Safety Training Site is nearly complete at the Galesburg Fire Department Hawthorne Centre. This site will provide a location for many area fire departments to train for grain bin entrapm...


DeSutter Represents District 8

Sep 15, 2014

The Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee sponsored a discussion meet in August for members under 36 years of age. Drew DeSutter, the current KCFB Young Farmers Chairman, won and will represent ...


KCFB Director Stevens hosts Brazilian Farmers

Sep 15, 2014

Knox County Farm Bureau Director Monica Stevens hosted a group of about 40 Brazilian farmers in early August. She and her parents, Glenn and Judy, shared the history of their Stevens Polled Shorthorns...


ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU NAMES CONGRESSWOMAN CHERI BUSTOS ‘FRIEND OF AGRICULTURE’

Sep 15, 2014

MOLINE, Ill. — The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) announced August 22, 2014, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has been named a ‘Friend of Agriculture’ and is endorsed by Illinois Agricultural ...


Farm Bureau Events at the 4-H Fair

Aug 4, 2014

Ice Cream Social The Knox County Farm Bureau’s annual ice cream social was held on July 12th during the 4-H show at the Knox County Fairgrounds. Starting after the rocket launch, 4-H mem...


The Young Farmers\' Rib Cook-Off a Success

Aug 4, 2014

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee hosted a rib cook-off at Galesburg Railroad Days on June 29, 2014. Six teams participated in the event which kicked off at 7 AM allowing the ribs to...


Celebrate Agriculture Night with the Quad Cities River Bandits

Jul 11, 2014

The Illinois Farm Bureau is hosting Celebrate Agriculture Night with the Quad Cities River Bandits on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7 PM at Modern Woodmen Park. The doors will open at 5:30 PM and...


Primetimers Visit an Alpaca Farm

Jul 11, 2014

On June 17, 2014, Summer Intern Kelsey Litchfield and IFB Manager Trainee Kayla Hinrichs joined 11 Primetimer committee members as they visited an alpaca farm in Rio. The members got to see three alpa...


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Jul 11, 2014

On June 24th, Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist from the Iowa State University Extension, presented a seminar for the members of the Knox County Farm Bureau. Over seventy p...


Ag in a Day a Success!

Jun 4, 2014

Summer Ag Institute was held on June 10th and 11th for area school teachers to learn about agriculture. The first day was located in Coal Valley where the teachers gathered at Happy Joe&rsqu...


Ameren to Host 2nd Round of Open House Meetings

Jun 4, 2014

Ameren will be hosting the second round of open house meetings covering the Spoon River Transmission Line Project in June.  These meetings will feature stations that cover different parts of the ...


Adopted Classroom Visit

Jun 4, 2014

On May 23, 2014, Ms. Aggie, Kate Lansaw, and Kelsey Litchfield traveled to Chicago, Illinois for Ag in the Classroom. They visited St. Symphorosa School and talked to the preschool kids about butterfl...


Meet the 2014 Summer Intern

Jun 4, 2014

My name is Kelsey Litchfield and I am the summer 2014 intern at the Knox County Farm Bureau. I am from Rio, IL and currently attend the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. I am a sophomore maj...


Flack Awarded Thomas Lincoln Scholarship

Apr 2, 2014

Mason Flack of Oneida has been chosen by the Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation Board of Directors as the 2014 recipient of the Thomas Lincoln Scholarship.  Mason is the son of John and Rhonda Fl...


Knox and Mercer County Farm Bureaus Host Legislative Luncheon

Apr 2, 2014

Knox and Mercer County Farm Bureaus hosted a legislative luncheon on March 10th.  Illinois Representatives Don Moffitt and Norine Hammond and Illinois Senator John Sullivan were in attendance alo...


Young Farmer’s Host Annual Tractor & Lawnmower Safety School

Apr 2, 2014

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Tractor and Lawnmower Safety School was held on March 17th at Birkey’s. Over thirty FFA and 4-H members were educated about proper safety pr...


Women in Agriculture Conference a Success

Apr 2, 2014

More than 200 women gathered for the Sixth Annual Women in Agriculture Conference on Friday, March 21, at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ron Hanson, Neal...


Join the 2014-2015 Task Force Committees!

Mar 6, 2014

The Knox County Farm Bureau has four task force committees that you as members can become involved. They include: Member Relations, Education, Farm Business, and Government and Policy. The committees ...


Lawn Mower & Tractor Safety School Scheduled

Mar 6, 2014

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers invite all 4-H and FFA members to attend the Lawnmower & Tractor Safety School on Monday, March 17 at Birkey’s in Galesburg.  Registration will...


Local Students attend Ag Day for Kids

Mar 6, 2014

On Friday, February 22nd over 480 fourth grade students had the opportunity to visit Carl Sandburg College to participate in Ag Day for Kids, which is an event hosted by the Knox County Farm Bure...


Food Checkout Week Grocery Race was a Huge Success!

Mar 6, 2014

On February 17th, members from the Knox County Farm Bureau, Knox County Corn Growers Association, and FM 95 were at HyVee on Henderson Street in Galesburg to enjoy a friendly race for a great cause.&n...


Knox County farmer supports local farm bureau through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Mar 6, 2014

GALESBURG, Ill. (February 25, 2014) – Local farmer Randy DeSutter has directed a $2,500 donation to the Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation. Funded through America’s Farmers Grow Communitie...


IFB Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference set for Feb. 26-27, 2014

Feb 6, 2014

“Finding Our Place in the New Political Landscape” is the theme for the 2014 Illinois Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference (GALC) scheduled for February 26-27, 2014 at th...


Women in Agriculture Seminar to be offered March 21st at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel in Rock Island

Feb 6, 2014

Are you a woman who is involved in agriculture?  Are you actively farming, working in the industry or married to a farmer?  If so, then we have the conference for you! Join us for a one day ...


Illinois Wheat Association To Hold Winter Wheat Forum

Feb 6, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. — The Illinois Wheat Association’s annual Winter Wheat Forum will be held Feb. 18, 2014, at Krieger’s Holiday Inn Convention Center in Mt. Vernon, Ill. The forum, w...


Celebrate Food Check-Out Week!

Feb 6, 2014

Farm Bureau’s Food Check-Out Week is Feb. 16-22, 2014. This year, we are focusing on helping Americans learn how to stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nutritious food. America’s f...


Election for Director Seats January 18th

Jan 14, 2014

The Knox County Farm Bureau will be holding elections for director seats on the Board of Directors on January 18th. If you are interested in serving on the Board please contact Kate Lansaw at the Knox...


Ms. Aggie Visits Adopted Classrooms

Jan 3, 2014

While attending the IAA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Teresa Sanford, or better known as “Ms. Aggie,” slipped out of the meetings and sessions to pay a visit to Knox County Farm Bureau’...


Practice Makes Perfect When It Comes To Marketing Decisions

Jan 3, 2014

Do you need to sharpen your skills when it comes to marketing decisions? The Illinois Farm Bureau, in conjunction with CME Group, can help. Practice buying, selling or trading at no expense to you ...


SUPPORT KNOX COUNTY AG IN THE CLASSROOM

Dec 4, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is honored to host their annual silent and live auctions during the 96th Knox County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, January 18,...


ILLINOIS SPECIALTY CROPS, AGRITOURISM AND ORGANIC CONFERENCE TO FEATURE MORE THAN 150 SPEAKERS AND EXHIBITORS

Dec 4, 2013

The Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference will be held Jan. 8-10, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Ill. The conference, which features nearly 100 speakers and 60 ...


Recruitment for 2014 Field Moms in full swing

Dec 4, 2013

Several events are set to recruit the 2014 class of Field Moms.  On Saturday, October 26, Farm Mom Lori Engel and Field Moms Amina Nevels and Amy Hansmann were gathering names at Lincoln Park Zoo...


KCFB Foundation Sponsors Summer Internship Program

Nov 27, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering an internship with the Knox County Farm Bureau for the summer of 2014. The intern will receive a $1,000 scholarship and is encouraged to explore the ...


Thomas Lincoln Scholarship Applications Available

Nov 27, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Thomas Lincoln Scholarship, awarded annually in memory of Thomas Lincoln, a Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmer who ...


Support Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation by Drinking Prairie Farms Milk

Nov 4, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is now part of the Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause program and is looking for your support. For every cap entered, the Foundation receives 5 cents to go toward...


October Moms Meet Up Events

Nov 4, 2013

Food safety is a concern for us all but it seems that moms tend to be more keenly aware of the safety of the food that they are feeding their families.  The technological advances that we enjo...


Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Announces Grants to Counties

Nov 4, 2013

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) program is proud to announce the Knox County Ag in the Classroom has been funded $8,492.88 for the 2013-2014 School Year.   Illinois Agricult...


2013 Fall Equine Seminar Series

Oct 15, 2013

2013 Fall Equine Seminar Series to be held Nov 11 and 18 U of I Extension units and County Farm Bureaus are again working with Black Hawk East in Kewanee IL, to provide horse enthusiasts with the 2...


Steve Johnson Seminar - 7 PM Monday, November 25th - Register Here

Oct 7, 2013

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension, will be at the Knox Agri Center on Monday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. to present his seminar ...


Congratulations ROWVA FFA – Winner of the 2013 Farm Safety Display Contest!

Oct 7, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee sponsored a Farm Safety Display contest during National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 15th-21st.  The contest consisted of FFA Chapter...


Ms Aggie’s EIEIO and YOU

Oct 7, 2013

In September, Ms. Aggie had a chance to promote AITC with the Ms. Aggie wagon being used in not one but two parades, the Galesburg Labor Day Parade and the Warren County Prime Beef Festival. Many than...


Meet the Buyers Event

Sep 23, 2013

November 4, 2013 - 9am-4:30pm - Knox County Farm Bureau - 180 S. Soangetaha Rd, Galesburg, IL 61401 University of Illinois-Extension will present two education sessions: MarketReady (9:15...


Meet Our New Manager, Kate Lansaw!

Sep 3, 2013

Greetings Knox County! I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Kate Lansaw and I was hired on August 15th as the Knox County Farm Bureau Manager.  I cannot...


Moms Meet Up Events October 3rd & 10th

Sep 3, 2013

Knox County Farm Bureau’s and Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau’s Illinois Farm Families Committee will be hosting two Moms Meet Up events this fall.  The Meet Ups will be social events wh...


Be an Advocate for Agriculture

Aug 16, 2013

Would you like the chance to assure non-farmers that what you are doing as a farmer is safe; to build consumers trust? The Knox County Farm Bureau along with the Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureau is...


Ice Cream Social a Success!

Aug 16, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau held its annual ice cream social at the Knox County 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 13th. Members of the Board of Directors helped scoop ice cream to 4-H members and their famil...


“Bike Between the Rivers” for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom

Jul 12, 2013

Galesburg – Cyclists will travel through a four county area of west central Illinois during the 18th Annual Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) Bike Ride.  This cross-country styl...


Farm Bureau Events Held at 4-H Fair

Jul 12, 2013

Ice Cream Social Knox County Farm Bureau will be serving ice cream under the Grandstand at the 4-H Show on Saturday, July 13th following the rocket launch. The rocket launch begins at 4:00 p.m...


“Ag in a Day” Teacher Workshops a Success!

Jul 12, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau along with the Henry, Mercer, Stark, and Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureaus hosted “Ag in a Day” teacher workshops. The teacher workshops were held in Monmout...


IFB to Host Annual Commodities Conference

Jul 12, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. — Illinois Farm Bureau members, staff, farmers and agriculture industry professionals are invited to attend the 2013 Illinois Farm Bureau Commodities Conference, titled &l...


Howard Tolley Receives Meitorious Service to Agriculture Award

Jul 12, 2013

Knox Agri Center President Rollie Moore presented the 2013 Meritorious Service to Agriculture Award to Howard Tolley on May 30th at Howard’s home in Galesburg. Howard and his wife, Marjorie...


Meet the 2013 Summer Intern for the Knox County Farm Bureau!

Jul 12, 2013

Greetings Knox County Farm Bureau Members! My name is Karisa Johnson and I will be serving as the 2013 Knox County Farm Bureau Summer Intern. I grew up south of Abingdon, Illinois on a small acreage, ...


Ag In The Classroom Gourmet Dinner

Jun 7, 2013

At the Knox County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting in January, gourmet dinners donated by the Knox County Ag Literacy Coordinator Teresa Sanford (Ms. Aggie) and food enthusiast Bob Shipplett were p...


Take Advantage of Discounted Theme Park Tickets

May 28, 2013

Planning a summer vacation? The Knox County Farm Bureau offers members discounted ticket prices to several Midwestern theme parks! Theme park savings for a family of four could total more than $100, d...


Ameren Illinois Speaker Blum to Present

May 17, 2013

Kenny Blum, a representative from Illinois’ Ameren Speakers Bureau, will be at the Knox Agri Center on Tuesday, June 18th at 1:00 p.m. to present a program on energy supply options.  A...


Members Visit Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Apr 30, 2013

Members from Knox, Peoria, and Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureaus traveled to Rock Island on April 5th to visit with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. Pictured front row (l-r) is: Terry Boydstun (Kno...


Three Attend Youth Conference

Apr 30, 2013

ROWVA FFA members Brady Johnston, Bethany Main and Colin Erickson attended the 2013 Illinois Farm Bureau Youth Conference on April 8-9 in Springfield. They heard from inspiring speakers, all while hav...


Gale Elementary 4th Grader Wins Poster Contest

Apr 30, 2013

Brandy Gregory from Mrs. Sturgis’ fourth grade class at Gale Elementary was selected as the winner of the “Agriculture is Amazing” poster contest sponsored by the Knox County Farm Bu...


Women’s Committee Sponsors First Baby Born during Illinois Ag Month

Apr 30, 2013

March is Illinois Ag Month and again this year the Knox County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee honored the first baby born during the month. On March 1st, Daniella was born at OSF St. Mary Hospita...


Tractor and Lawnmower Safety School

Apr 30, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers invite all 4-H and FFA members to attend the Tractor & Lawnmower Safety School on Monday, March 18 at Kleine Equipment. Registration will begin at 6:...


Steve Johnson Seminar

Apr 29, 2013

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension, will be at the Knox Agri Center on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. to present his seminar tit...


Knox County Farm Bureau April 2013 Bulletin

Apr 15, 2013

Click on April Bulletin to view! ...


Erickson Awarded Thomas Lincoln Scholarship

Mar 28, 2013

Andrew Erickson of Oneida has been chosen by the Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation Board of Directors as the 2013 recipient of the Thomas Lincoln Scholarship.  Andrew is the son of Kevin and Mic...


Young Farmer’s Host Annual Tractor & Lawnmower Safety School

Mar 28, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Tractor and Lawnmower Safety School was held on March 18th at Kleine Equipment. Over thirty FFA and 4-H members were educated about proper safety ...


Ag in a Day Teacher Workshops

Mar 26, 2013

Join area County Farm Bureaus at the “Ag in a Day” teacher workshops for hands-on activities, grant opportunities, farm tours, and free resources for your classroom. The workshops will be ...


Knox County Farm Bureau Bulletin March 2013

Mar 26, 2013

Click on the link to view the March Bulletin. March Bulletin ...


Hunter Safety Course

Mar 13, 2013

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at a Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course sponsored by the Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers. ...


Women’s Committee Sponsors First Baby Born during Illinois Ag Month

Mar 5, 2013

March is Illinois Ag Month and again this year the Knox County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee honored the first baby born during the month. On March 1st, Daniella was born at OSF St. Mary Hospita...


Tractor and Lawnmower Safety School

Feb 22, 2013

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers invite all 4-H and FFA members to attend the Tractor & Lawnmower Safety School on Monday, March 18 at Kleine Equipment. Registration will begin at 6:...


GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK!!

Jan 25, 2013

Click HERE to fill out the 2013 Viewpoint Survey! Your comments and suggestions are very important to us! ...


Women in Agriculture Seminar

Jan 25, 2013

Women in Agriculture Seminar to be offered March 22nd at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel in Rock Island Are you a woman who is involved in agriculture?  Are you actively farming, working in ...


C.I.T.R. REGIONAL SEMINAR- CROP INSURANCE AND TRUCK REGULATIONS

Jan 18, 2013

C.I.T.R. Regional Seminar   Crop Insurance and Truck Regulations will both be addressed 8:00 a.m. on February 6 Carl Sandburg College, Gymnasium 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Gale...


Open House for Mark Frels

Dec 19, 2012

Join us on January 3, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 pm in the meeting room of the Knox Agri Center as we recognize former Knox County Farm Bureau Manager Mark Frels on his upcoming retirement. Help us celebrate...


Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Compete at IFB Annual Meeting

Dec 19, 2012

Several Young Leader events take place during the IAA Annual Meeting, which was held in Chicago December 1-4. We would like to congratulate Krista Swanson who competed in the State Discussion Meet on ...


NOTICE Knox County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Dec 19, 2012

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the voting members of the Knox County Farm Bureau will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Best Western Prairie In...


Knox County Farm Bureau Recognized for Achievements

Dec 19, 2012

Delegates and members from Knox County Farm Bureau recently returned home from the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting held in Chicago, December 1-4th. The Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting is a gat...


State Young Leader Chair Retires

Dec 19, 2012

During the 2012 Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, State Young Leader Chair and District 8 Representative Monica Stevens retired from her position.  The State Young Leader Committee elected Kei...


Dairy Discoveries: Adopt A Classroom Visit

Dec 17, 2012

Ag literacy coordinator Teresa Sanford discussed dairy with Chicago’s smallest students at St. Symphorosa School.  Teresa, famously known as Ms. Aggie, helped two classes of preschoolers di...


Apply Today for the Summer Internship Program

Nov 14, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering an internship with the Knox County Farm Bureau for the summer of 2013. The intern will receive a $1,000 scholarship and is encouraged to explore the ...


Apply for the Thomas Lincoln Scholarship

Nov 14, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Thomas Lincoln Scholarship, awarded annually in memory of Thomas Lincoln, a Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmer who ...


Place Your Order Today for our Annual Cheese Sale!

Nov 12, 2012

It’s that time again for the 2012 Annual Holiday Cheese Sale! Please click on the link below for the order form or you can stop by the Farm Bureau office to place your order. All orders are due ...


SEVERAL LOCAL LEGISLATORS RECEIVE ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU ‘FRIEND OF AGRICULTURE’ AWARD

Oct 10, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that several Senate, House and Congressional Representatives of the Knox County area have been awarded the ‘Friend of Agriculture’ design...


Taste of Home Cooking School

Oct 10, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Women's Committee and Knox County Pork Producers Association had a booth at the Taste of Home Cooking School on Thursday, September 27th! The show took place at the Orp...


You Can’t Have a Day Without Agriculture

Oct 10, 2012

You can’t have a day without agriculture. Those are the words you will see across a restored wagon in parades around the area. Agriculture education specialist Teresa Sanford, better known in th...


Share the Road with Farmers

Oct 10, 2012

To promote a safe and happy 2012 harvest, “Share the Road” banners have been placed throughout the Knox County area. Please stop and view the signs at four different locations and spread t...


Johnson to present “Crop Price Outlook: Managing Risks in Uncertain Times” Program

Oct 10, 2012

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension, will be at the Knox Agri Center on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. to present his seminar titl...


America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Oct 10, 2012

Farmers and rural community members have a chance to support their favorite local nonprofit organization with a $2,500 donation through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsa...


Congratulations Knoxville FFA – Winner of the 2012 Farm Safety Display Contest!

Oct 10, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee sponsored a Farm Safety Display contest during National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 16-22.  The contest consisted of FFA Chapters in...


2012 Fall Equine Seminar Series Starts Nov 1

Oct 10, 2012

Knox County Farm Bureau® in conjunction with Henry, Bureau, Mercer and Stark County Farm Bureaus and the University of Illinois Extension Units within those counties is coordinating a series of tw...


Representative Don Moffitt Awarded with the Friend of Agriculture Award

Oct 10, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau presented Representative Moffitt with the Friend of Agriculture Award on Sunday, September 30, for his continued support of agriculture. The Friend of Agriculture Award ...


Meet the Candidates Program - October 15

Oct 5, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau and the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet the Candidates program Monday, October 15, 2012. The program will be held at the Knox Agri Center in Galesburg ...


Farm Bureau offers Educational Tour to HyVee Managers

Sep 19, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Education Task Force has been working with HyVee management on scheduling a series of educational tours for their employees to learn more about the agricultural industry. T...


ACTIVATOR endorses Rep. Schilling for U.S. Congress

Sep 19, 2012

ACTIVATOR, the political involvement fund of Illinois Farm Bureau, is endorsing U.S. Representative Bobby Schilling of Cordova for re-election.   Schilling, a freshman Republican, is bein...


During Upcoming Harvest Season, Safety Should be Farmers’ Top Priority

Sep 19, 2012

As summer turns into fall, most farmers are focused solely on getting into the fields to get their crops out and to the elevator. However, harvest season is one of the busiest times of year for farmer...


Young Leaders Test Their Knowledge

Aug 22, 2012

Members of the Knox County Farm Bureau recently competed in the annual Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Agri-Quiz Bowl Competition, on AG DAY at the Illinois State Fair, August 14. Corrine Smith, ...


Country Financial Offers Insurance Discount

Aug 6, 2012

Almost everyone can remember a favorite teacher. More than likely, that teacher helped shape your future and the role you play in your community. Similarly, police officers, firefighters and emerge...


Ice Cream Social Held at 4-H Fair

Aug 6, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau held its annual ice cream social at the Knox County 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 14. Members of the Board of Directors helped scoop ice cream to 4-H members and their familie...


Send Your E-mail Address to the Knox County Farm Bureau

Aug 6, 2012

Send your E-mail Address to the Knox County Farm Bureau! If you would like to be contacted by the Knox County Farm Bureau about upcoming events, newsletters, benefits, and programs, please send you...


Drought and Food Prices

Aug 6, 2012

The drought has been making headlines for a couple of weeks now. In most cases, the stories don’t stop with the drought; they go on to speculate about what will happen to food prices. Accordi...


Local Farmer, Illinois Farm Bureau Members and Staff Travel to Cuba for Market Study Tour

Aug 6, 2012

LOCAL FARMER, ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU MEMBERS AND STAFF TRAVEL TO CUBA FOR MARKET STUDY TOUR BLOOMINGTON, ILL. — As recent free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia begin to...


Defensive Driving Course-CANCELLED

Aug 3, 2012

The Defensive Driving Course which was to be held at the Knox Agri Center on the 7th and 8th has been CANCELLED. Sorry for the inconvience! ...


Drought Meeting to be Held

Aug 3, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau® will be sponsoring an informational meeting for farmers on Friday, August 10th concerning issues dealing with the drought.  The meeting will be held at the...


Farm Safety Camp A Huge Success!

Jul 20, 2012

Farm Safety Camp   This summer marked 17 years since the first Knox County Kids Farm Safety Camp was held, and the all-day camp is still going strong.  Over 130 kids, ages 8 to 13, att...


Tractor & Lawnmower Driving Contest Winners Announced

Jul 20, 2012

The Tractor and Lawnmower Driving Contest sponsored by the Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers committee was held on July 16th during the 4-H Fair at the Knox County Fairgrounds. There were thi...


Ag Olympics A Great Success!

Jul 20, 2012

Ag Olympics By: Kasi Terpening   The annual Ag Olympics sponsored by the Knox County Young Farmers committee was held on Tuesday, July 17 during the Knox County 4-H Fair. The participant...


Drought Info

Jul 16, 2012

The University of Illinois Extension has assembled a number of educational resources related to dealing with drought issues for livestock producers.  The resources can be found at: For a YouTu...


Dr. Steve Johnson Presents Seminar

Jul 3, 2012

On June 19th, Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist from the Iowa State University Extension, presented a seminar for the members of the Knox County Farm Bureau. Over eighty pe...


Young Leaders Participate in Penny Wars

Jul 3, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers are participating in the “Penny Wars” contest as part of the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders Harvest for All program. The “Penny Wars&rdq...


Knox Agri Center Holds Annual Meeting

Jul 3, 2012

On June 27th, the Knox Agri Center Condominium Association held their annual meeting at the Knox Agri Center. They had a catered meal with a meeting to follow. During the meeting, the Board discussed ...


Knox Agri Center Holds Annual Meeting

Jul 3, 2012

On June 27th, the Knox Agri Center Condominium Association held their annual meeting at the Knox Agri Center. They had a catered meal with a meeting to follow. During the meeting, the Board discussed ...


Hunter Safety Course A Success

Jul 3, 2012

The Young Farmers sponsored the Hunter Safety Course on June 29th and 30th at the Knox Agri Center. There was a great turnout of 73 participants. It was noticed after the course was complete...


Events to be Held at 4-H Fair

Jul 3, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers are sponsoring the Tractor and Lawnmower Driving Contest on Monday, July 16th at the 4-H Fair in Knoxville.  Participants who attended the Tractor/L...


Young Farmers Attend CornBelter Game

Jul 3, 2012

Members of the Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers recently attended a Normal CornBelters baseball game! The committee was awarded with a suite at the game for receiving the Outstanding County Young...


Ag In A Day Teacher Workshops

Jul 3, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau along with the Henry, Mercer, Stark, and Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureaus hosted “Ag in a Day” teacher workshops. The “Ag in a Day” teacher work...


DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE TO BE OFFERED

May 23, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial is offering a 2 day Defensive Driving Course on August 7-8 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Knox Agri Center in Galesburg. The course is open to peo...


Register Now for Farm Safety Camp on June 23rd!

May 23, 2012

Kids Farm Safety Camp for youth ages 8 to 13 is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Knox County Fairgrounds. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the camp will begin at 9:00 a.m. Participants wil...


Johnson to present “Beyond Fundamentals: Managing Crop Price Risks” Program

May 23, 2012

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension, will be at the Knox Agri Center on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 p.m. to present his seminar tit...


KNOX COUNTY FARM BUREAU MEMBERS SPLASH INTO BIG SAVINGS WITH DISCOUNTED THEME PARK TICKETS

May 23, 2012

Complete with uncertain weather patterns and up and down commodity prices, farming as a profession is often compared to riding a roller coaster. But, this summer, riding a roller coaster goes beyond a...


Join the Knox County Farm Bureau!

May 8, 2012

Join the Knox County Farm Bureau today! Learn why this is a great organization that YOU can become involved in by clicking here! ...


“Ag in a Day” Teacher Workshops Scheduled

Apr 12, 2012

Join area County Farm Bureaus at the “Ag in a Day” teacher workshops for hands-on activities, grant opportunities, farm tours, and free resources for your classroom. The workshops will be ...


Young Farmer’s Host Annual Tractor & Lawnmower Safety School

Apr 12, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Tractor and Lawnmower Safety School was held on March 20th at AC McCartney’s. Over twenty FFA and 4-H members were educated about proper safety p...


Hunter Safety Course - June 29 & 30

Apr 12, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers will again be hosting their annual Hunter Safety Course.  The event will take place Friday, June 29th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, June 30th fro...


Ag Day for Kids

Apr 12, 2012

On March 2nd, nearly 440 fourth grade students had the opportunity to visit Carl Sandburg College to participate in Ag Day for Kids and learn about the agricultural industry. Students rotated betwe...


Women\'s Committee Present Basket for First Baby Born during Ag Month!

Apr 12, 2012

March is Illinois Ag Month and again this year the Knox County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee honored the first baby born during the month. On March 1st, Lexus Tracy was born at Galesburg Cottage...


Teacher of the Year Finalist

Apr 12, 2012

Leanne Hinton, third grade teacher at King school, was a finalist for the Illinois Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year award. Leanne was a former Summer Ag Institute attendee.  Leanne receive...


House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing

Apr 12, 2012

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee held a field hearing in Galesburg regarding the 2012 farm bill on March 23rd. The hearing included witness testimony from ten Midwestern farmers. Six Illinois far...


Illinois Farm Bureau Voter\'s Handbook

Mar 16, 2012

This online handbook, provided by the Illinois Farm Bureau, contains a listing of General Assembly candidates, congressional candidates, and other information for the upcoming primary election. &...


President of BNSF To Speak At Farm City Day – March 27th

Mar 12, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau and Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce invite all rural and urban Knox County residents and business people to attend the 2012 Farm City Day. The event is scheduled for Tue...


Join the 2012-2013 Task Force Committees!

Mar 7, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau has four task force committees that you as members can become involved in. They include: Member Relations, Education, Farm Business, and Government and Policy. The committe...


Food Checkout Week Grocery Race was a Huge Success!

Mar 7, 2012

On February 24th, members from the Knox County Farm Bureau, Knox County Corn Growers Association, and FM 95 were at HyVee on East Main Street in Galesburg to enjoy a friendly race for a great cause.&n...


Young Farmers to Host Tractor & Lawnmower Safety School

Mar 7, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers invite all 4-H and FFA members to attend the Tractor & Lawnmower Safety School on Tuesday, March 20 at A.C. McCartney in Wataga. Registration will begin a...


Young Farmers Raise Money for the FISH Food Pantry

Mar 7, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers held a fundraising event at the Knox County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 28th. The Young Farmers had a map of Knox County and attendees cou...


Young Farmers Hold FFA Acquaintance Night

Mar 7, 2012

The Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers recently held their annual FFA Acquaintance Night on Wednesday, February 1st at Northgate Lanes in Galesburg. FFA students from Knox County had a fun night of...


2012 ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU GRASSROOTS ISSUE TEAMS

Mar 7, 2012

Illinois Farm Bureau’s (IFB) 2012 GrassRoots Issue Teams (GRITs) gathered for their first meeting in January to discuss current challenges and issues facing IFB members and to make recommendatio...


31 Days of Farming

Mar 7, 2012

March is Illinois Ag Month! During March, the Young Farmers are sharing fun ag facts each day of the month as part of their “31 Days of Farming” campaign. These ag facts can be found on th...


Women in Agriculture Seminar - March 23rd

Feb 7, 2012

Are you married to a farmer or are you a woman working in agriculture? If so, then we have the conference for you! Come with us on a one day journey to become an empowered woman in agriculture. Our ke...


Knox Ag Roundtable County Calendar

Feb 7, 2012

Below please find links for the new Knox County Agriculture Calendar.  The calendar lists upcoming events and programs for different agriculture organizations throughout the county. July 2012 ...


Knox County Farm Bureau Recognized for Achievements

Jan 16, 2012

Delegates and members from Knox County Farm Bureau recently returned home from the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting held in Chicago, December 3-6th. This meeting is a gathering of County Farm Burea...


Congratulations Monica Stevens!

Jan 16, 2012

During Illinois Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting, the State Young Leader Committee elected Monica Stevens as the first women to chair the statewide committee. Monica resides in Altona and is the 3r...


KCFB Young Farmers Compete at IAA Annual Meeting

Jan 16, 2012

There were several Young Leader events and awards that took place during the IAA Annual Meeting, held in Chicago December 3-6. We would like to congratulate Andrew Bowman who competed in the State Dis...


On the Road Seminar - February 21

Jan 16, 2012

Federal truck regulations affect the vast majority of farmers in Illinois.  Significant changes in Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations occurred in 2011 with more set to take effect in early...


IFB Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference - February 29 & March 1st

Jan 16, 2012

“Boot Camp for Advocacy Heroes” is the theme for the 2012 Illinois Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference (GALC) scheduled for February 29-March 1, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza...


Support Knox County Ag in the Classroom

Dec 15, 2011

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is honored to host their annual silent and live auction during the 94th Knox County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 ...


Adopt a Classroom Visit

Dec 8, 2011

Knox County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Teresa Sanford, better known as “Ms. Aggie”, visited our Adopted Classroom in Chicago on Monday, December 5th. Students at ...


Apply for KCFB Foundation Internship

Dec 8, 2011

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering an internship with the Knox County Farm Bureau for the summer of 2012. The intern will receive a $1,000 scholarship and is encouraged to explore the ...


KCFB Foundation Offers Scholarship

Dec 8, 2011

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Thomas Lincoln Scholarship, awarded annually in memory of Thomas Lincoln, a Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmer who ...


Thank You To Our Marketing Seminar Sponsors

Dec 1, 2011

Iowa State Farm & Agri Business Management Specialist, Steve Johnson, presented to over 75 people who attended his marketing seminar on Monday, November 21st.  His program titled “Crop ...


Blood Drive - January 12

Dec 1, 2011

Knox County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Thursday, January 12th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Knox Agri Center located at 180 S. Soangetah...


Get Ready to Play the Commodity Challenge

Dec 1, 2011

Buy! Sell! Trade! We’ve all made bad marketing decisions… or been left with regrets on a selling choice. Now you’ll have a chance to practice, at no expense to you. The 2012 ILFB Co...


Join the Kids Farm Safety Camp Committee

Nov 16, 2011

It is time to start planning for Knox County’s Farm Safety Camp in 2012! The first meeting will be held on Monday, November 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Knox Agri Center and a...


Cheese Please! Place Your Order Today!

Nov 16, 2011

It’s that time again for the 2011 Annual Holiday Cheese Sale! Please click on the link below for the order form or you can stop by the Farm Bureau office to place your order. All orders are due ...


Conversations ‘shining a light on truth’ for field moms

Nov 2, 2011

BY KAY SHIPMAN FarmWeek    Two Illinois farm families and seven Chicago-area moms recently exchanged valuable information that went beyond the nuts-and-bolts of milking dairy cows, gro...


IFB Seeking Members for ACTION TEAMS

Nov 2, 2011

Illinois Farm Bureau encourages members to apply for involvement in ACTION TEAMs, a unique leadership opportunity.  Brochure applications are available on the IFB website at www.ilfb.org and at t...


Annual Pork Burger Deliveries to Elevators

Oct 14, 2011

The annual “cooking for elevators” took place on Tuesday, October 4th. Knox County Pork Producers, Illinois Pork Producers Association, 1st Farm Credit Services, and Knox County Farm Burea...


Young Farmers Donate Money to Local Food Pantry

Oct 14, 2011

On Tuesday, September 13th, the Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers donated over $170 to the Abingdon Food Pantry located at the United Methodist Church in Abingdon. The donation was from funds rais...


Dr. Steve Johnson to present “Crop Market Outlook, Strategies & Tools” Program

Oct 14, 2011

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension, will be at the Knox Agri Center on Monday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m. to present his seminar title...


2011 Fall Equine Seminar Series Starts Nov 3rd

Oct 14, 2011

U of I Extension units and Farm Bureaus in Henry, Stark, Bureau and Knox Counties are again working with Black Hawk East in Kewanee IL, to provide horse enthusiast with the 2011 Fall Equine Seminar Se...


During Upcoming Harvest Season, Safety Should be Farmers’ Top Priority

Sep 21, 2011

As summer turns into fall, most farmers are focused solely on getting into the fields to get their crops out and to the elevator. However, harvest season is one of the busiest times of year for farmer...


Knox County Visits Adopted Legislator’s District in Chicago

Sep 21, 2011

On Tuesday, August 23rd, members of the Knox County Farm Bureau traveled to Chicago to visit the district of our Adopted Legislator, Representative LaShawn Ford (D-8, Chicago). We began the day at ...


District 8 Meeting Held August 22nd

Sep 21, 2011

Illinois Farm Bureau’s District 8 meeting was held on Monday, August 22nd at the Knox Agri Center in Galesburg. During dinner, Emily Webel of Knox County and Holly Spangler of Fulton County s...


Grain Quality Management and Safety Program - September 8

Aug 22, 2011

Randy Holthaus, GROWMARK Grain Systems Operations Manager, will be at the Knox Agri Center on Thursday, September 8th at 7 PM for a program on grain quality management and safety. During the progra...


Ag Olympics

Aug 2, 2011

The annual Ag Olympics sponsored by the Knox County Young Farmers committee was held on Tuesday, July 19 during the Knox County 4-H Fair. The participants are broken into three divisions, which includ...


Young Farmers Recently Toured John Deere Harvester Works

Jul 24, 2011

On Friday, June 24th the Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers toured the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois. The tour started with a video explaining how the assembly process works a...


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