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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  




Agricultural Education Coordinator Position Available

The Knox County Farm Bureau is seeking to fill its part-time Agricultural Education Coordinator position.

The Agricultural Education Coordinator will be responsible for providing and creating science-based curriculum material, presentations, and training opportunities to audience's ages Pre-K through adult.  The coordinator will be responsible for monthly classroom lessons in Kindergarten through Second Grade classes throughout Knox County.  The coordinator will be responsible for agricultural, environmental, natural resource programs and other curriculum.  Full Position Description HERE

Qualifications of this position include strong leadership and organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong public speaking abilities.  Physical requirements include the ability to drive to and from classrooms, coordinate lessons, and some light lifting of materials.  A Bachelor's of Science degree in teaching or agriculture is preferred.  Classroom management experience is preferred but not required.

Qualified candidates can submit a resume to Caitlin Chrzanowski, knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org by 4:30 pm on June 30, 2016.
Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview by Caitlin Chrzanowski.

Inquiries about the position may be made to:  Caitlin Chrzanowski, Manager, Knox County Farm Bureau (309) 342-2036.


KCFB Membership Dues Notice

Your County Farm Bureau®, the Illinois Farm Bureau® and COUNTRY Financial® have worked together to make it easier for Associate members who are also COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company® or COUNTRY Preferred Insurance Company® customers to pay their membership dues. Beginning January 2015, your annual county/Illinois Farm Bureau membership dues will be included with your insurance premium in one billing for most personal lines policies. From then on, you will only need to make one easy payment to COUNTRY Financial and we’ll take care of the rest!



KNOX County Farm Bureau News


Jun 13, 2016

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Apr 28, 2016

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Hunter Safety Course 2016

Apr 12, 2016

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Illinois Farm to School Summit

Apr 08, 2016

You're invited... A farmer connects everyone in the community simply by growing the food they eat.  Imagine growing the carrots placed in a third-grader's hand, and watching that first...

Theme Park Discounts

Mar 08, 2016

Knox County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that for a limited time Knox County Farm Bureau members are eligible for discount tickets to the following theme parks:  Six Flags St. Louis, Six Fl...

Vacant Director Position

Mar 08, 2016

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation would like to fill a vacant director position. Please contact Caitlin Chrzanowski, Knox County Farm Bureau Manager, if you are interested at 309-342-2036 or knox...

Drone Meeting for Farmers March 24th

Mar 08, 2016

A meeting concerning the agricultural use of Drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) will be held on Thursday, March 24th at the McDonough 4-H Center, 3022 W Jackson, Macomb.  The meeting will begin at...

Nursing Scholarship

Mar 08, 2016

Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program.  There will be five scholarships, worth $4,0...

CSP Re-Enrollment of 2012 Contracts

Feb 23, 2016

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Farm Transition Planning Project

Feb 17, 2016

Grants provide farm transition planning support for farm and ranch families   DeWITT, Mich. — The American Agri-Women calls attention to the availability of a USDA NIFA gran...

Gathering of the Green Conference

Feb 02, 2016

FIELDS are FULL OF OLD JOHN DEERE TRACTORS, BUT SO IS THE GATHERING OR THE GREEN 9th Annual Event Slated for March 16-19, 2016 in Davenport, Iowa   The “Gathering of the Green&rdqu...

Ladies Night Out Paint Party!

Jan 27, 2016

Join the Knox County Farm Bureau & Art Defined for an evening of fun on Thursday, February 11th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Sidetrax, Galesburg.  There is no better way to spring into t...

Annie\'s Project

Jan 14, 2016

Annie’s Project Education for Farm Women “Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women” is being offered in Monmouth starting in February.  Annie’s Project...

January 2016 Conservation Cropping Seminars

Jan 14, 2016

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March Leaders to Washington Trip

Jan 04, 2016

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Winter Crop Update - Country Financial

Dec 21, 2015

COUNTRY Winter Crop Update Do you want to get ahead of the game?  Join Country Financial on February 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the Peoria Embassy Suites to stay up-to-date with crop insurance and ...

Spoon River Transmission Line

Dec 21, 2015

The Spoon River Transmission Line may be affecting you as a landowner.  For more information, please stop by the Knox County Farm Bureau.   To read the legal description of the route, ...

Excavator Safety Breakfast Meeting

Dec 15, 2015

MEETINGS FOCUS ON BEST PRACTICES Contractors and JULIE members have several opportunities to attend safety meetings across the state in January.  JULIE’s Damage Prevention Managers&nb...

FARMLAND Showing at the Orpheum Theatre

Nov 03, 2015

Documentary about the Next Generation of Farmers & Ranchers to be Shown on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Orpheum Theatre.   Screening of Farmland from Academy Award-winning filmmaker...

2015 Local & Regional Food Summit

Oct 20, 2015

The fifth annual Local and Regional Food Summit will take place at Heartland Community College, Astroth Community Education Center, 1500 West Raab Road, Normal, IL. from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM o...


Sep 28, 2015

Join the KCFB Young Farmers for a cookout! Anyone 18-35 yrs old 4:00 P.M. November 15, 2015 Meat & drinks provided. Bring a dish to pass and table service.   RSVP ...


Sep 28, 2015

CHICAGO – The non-partisan Independent Maps coalition announced it is more than halfway to its goal of collecting 600,000 petition signatures for a state constitutional amendment to create a non...


Sep 28, 2015

Let’s help spread the warmth throughout Knox County!  The Knox County Farm Bureau will be accepting hats, coats, scarves, gloves, and more beginning October 1st.  Drop off your gently ...


Sep 28, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, IL –The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced today that the disease tar spot, which impacts corn, has been confirmed in Illinois. Plant pathologists at the Purdue Univers...


Sep 28, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The fifth annual Local and Regional Food Summit, which brings farmers and industry together to learn about different food chain projects, will take place Nov. 12, 2015, at He...

National Farm Safety & Health Week

Sep 21, 2015

  The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is joining The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) to recognize National Farm Safety & Health Week, September 20-26. This year...


Jul 06, 2015

Springfield, IL-Director Philip Nelson is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reconsider the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) volume obligations that were laid out ea...

Illinois Coalition Urges Congressional Action, Rewrite of WOTUS Rule

Jul 01, 2015

Business and farm groups object to federal agencies’ illegal PR campaign, “gotcha” regulation   Last year, Illinois business and farm groups came together to oppose the pr...

Illinois Soybean Growers Applauds U.S. House for Passing TPA

Jun 18, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – June 18, 2015 – The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is pleased the  U.S. House of Representatives passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to keep U.S....

Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Jun 17, 2015

The American Farm Bureau Federation is taking applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge through June 30th. Entrepreneurs can compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The challen...

In Trans Fat Decision, FDA Adds Time for High Oleic Soybean Oil to Meet Market Needs

Jun 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (June 16, 2015) – Following a final ruling from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today that rescinds the generally regarded as safe (GRAS) designation for partially hydrogenated ...


Jun 11, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Farm Bureau members, staff, and agriculture industry professionals are invited to attend the 2015 Illinois Farm Bureau Commodities Conference, titled “Farming:...

Meet the 2015 Intern

Jun 04, 2015

My name is Bailey Austin and I am the 2015 summer intern for the Knox County Farm Bureau. I am from Knoxville, IL. I am working on my second year at Carl Sandburg and transferring to Monmouth College ...

Spring Adopted Classroom Visit

Jun 04, 2015

        Ms. Aggie – Teresa Sanford-Shipplett and Ms. Farmer – Mary Beth Bowman traveled to Chicago and visited St. Symphorosa School.  They met with s...

2015 Farm Bureau 4-H Fair Events

Jun 04, 2015

Ice Cream Social The Knox County Farm Bureau will be serving ice cream under the Grandstand at the 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 11th following the rocket launch. The rocket launch begins at 4:00 pm, ...

IDOA Trade Mission Designed to Increase Foreign Sales for State\'s Export-Dependent Agriculture Industry

Jun 01, 2015

  Springfield, IL--The Illinois Department of Agriculture is hosting 33 international buyers from China, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Thailand and Vietnam, June 1-3, in an effort ...

Ms. Farmer’s Report

May 15, 2015

Spring has arrived at last.  It has been interesting to watch the fields being prepared and planted.  One fourth grade school studied trees this month.  Students learned about coniferou...

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...

Support Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation by Drinking Prairie Farms Milk

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