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Health Fair

On November 19 starting at 1PM at the Knox Agri Center, the Knox County Farm Bureau Health Initiative Task Force hopes to answer any questions you may have about healthcare.

Speakers and experts will be leading sessions on Medicare, Mental Health, and Health Insurance. This event is free for all members and $10 for non-members that will be collected at the door. Can only come for one or two sessions? No problem! This event was made to cater to certain people's interests or concerns. We hope you will attend!

Schedule · Tuesday, November 19, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic- Medicare      Speaker-Cottage Hospital

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Topic- Health Insurance 101      Speaker-Jeremy Kleine, COUNTRY Financial

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Topic- Mental Health in Agriculture      Speakers-Adrienne DeSutter & Luke Raymond, OSF

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Topic- Health Coverage Options      Speaker-Dara Entwistle, Independent Health Agent

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Topic- Mental Health      Speakers-Adrienne DeSutter & Luke Raymond, OSF

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Topic- Using Health Insurance, Panel      


Steve Johnson Marketing Seminar

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension, will be at the Knox Agri-Center on Monday November 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to present a marketing seminar titled “Crop Price Risk & Cash Flow Management”.

Steve serves as the Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension. He presents annually at nearly 100 meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences across the Corn Belt and interacts with more than 10,000 producers.

He holds BS and MS degrees from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University. Steve specializes in topics related to grain marketing, government farm programs, crop insurance, farmland leasing and other risk management strategies. 

Steve posts monthly free newsletters, webcasts and updates on both ISU Extension Ag Decision Maker and the Polk County Extension Farm Management web sites. To reserve your seat, register HERE or call the KCFB office at 309.342.2036.

This program is sponsored by Abingdon Banking Center, First Midwest Bank, North-And Co, Tompkins State Bank, Walt Dagen Construction, West Central FS, Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau and Knox County Farm Bureau.

Reserve your seat HERE


Holiday Cheese Order

Annual Holiday Cheese Sale

Order Forms Dues December 2, 2019

Print an order form HERE


Knox County SWCD Fall Sales

Promote environmental stewardship and support your local Soil and Water Conservation District at the same time!

The Knox County SWCD is conducting a fall fish sale and container tree and plant sale. All proceeds benefit conservation programs offered by the District.

The District is offering one-gallon container grown small trees, evergreens, grass, hedge plants, groundcover, and perennial plants available for pre-order until Monday, September 30, 2019.  Orders will be ready for pick-up on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the District office.

Need to re-stock your pond? The District offers nine different fish species for pre-order until Tuesday, October 8, 2019 for grass carp orders and Tuesday, October 15, 2019 for all other species. Order pick-up will be Wednesday, October 23, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. at the District office. Pond water is only needed for orders of 8-10-inch channel catfish. All other sizes and species will be bagged.

Order forms are available;

  • in the fall SWCD newsletter,
  • at the District office 233 S. Soangetaha Rd. Galesburg, IL or
  • online at http://knoxcountyswcd.tripod.com

For more information, please call the District office at (309) 342-5138 ext. 3