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Limited Office Hours

The Knox County Farm Bureau will have limited hours this week:

 

Monday, 2/26: 2:00PM-5:00PM

Tuesday, 2/27: 8:00AM-6:00PM

Wednesday, 2/28: 8:00AM-1:00PM

Thursday, 2/29: 8:00AM- 1:00PM

Friday, 3/1: Normal Hours, 8:00AM-4:30PM

 

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. For assistance, please call 309-342-2036 and leave a voicemail or email knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org and we will return your message as soon as possible. Membership dues payments can be left in the drop box outside the front door.

Thank you!


Adult AITC: Floral Arranging

The Knox County Farm Bureau Education & Outreach Task Force 4th Adult Ag in the Classroom program for this series is Floral Arranging! Invite your friends and learn the basics of floral arranging and how to grab a bouquet from the grocery store and make a beautiful arrangement on your own! Save the date for March 19 at 6PM. All are welcome! Register HERE.


Agriculture in the Community Grant

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the Agriculture in the Community Grant!  In 2022, the Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation adapted a new Mission Statement, “sustaining and promoting the growth of agriculture in Knox County through education and philanthropy.” The Foundation has also done strategic planning with a goal of offering community grants to further the agriculture industry. These grants are available to teachers, FFA Chapters & 4-H Clubs, and community groups wanting to signify the importance of agriculture in Knox County.

Teachers- have a lesson idea that goes beyond the usual Ag in the Classroom curriculum?

FFA Chapters & 4-H Clubs- have a field trip idea that would improve groups members knowledge of agriculture?

Community Groups- have an idea that brings agriculture to the community?

Grant Guidelines:

  • Grant proposals will be accepted 4 times throughout the year on the 1st of February, May, August, and November.
  • Grant applications must be submitted on the application form.
  • The audience of the project must include a majority of Knox County/Knox County residents.
  • The recipients of the grants will be chosen based on the above criteria and guidelines along with the answers to the questions. Some applications may not be funded.
  • One project may be submitted at a time per quarter.
  • The grant funds may not cover all expenses related to the project.
  • Projects that have a lasting impact will be favored over those with a short-term impact.
  • A final report will have to be submitted within three months of completion of project.
  • Publicity of the project will be coordinated with the Knox County Farm Bureau Executive Director.
  • Additional information may be requested to verify the organization status.

Questions regarding the grant application should be sent to knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org

2024 Application Due Dates: February 1, 2024; May 1, 2024; August 1, 2024; November 1, 2024

TO APPLY:

To complete an application, click HERE and submit THIS budget worksheet.


Adult AITC: Let's do Charcuterie!

February 13, 2024- The February Adult Ag in the Classroom program is a Charcuterie Board Class! Plate Me from the Quad Cities will be teaching all about the art of creating charcuterie by learning on a 10" board. All are welcome! 

Register HERE.


Trivia Night Hosted by Knox Co Farm Bureau Young Leaders

March 1, 2024- Trivia night with general trivia put on by J&J Entertainment in Big Catz side room. Food and Drinks will be available to purchase from Big Catz. 50/50 raffle will be offered and cash prize for winning team. Check-in starts at 5:30PM. Event is limited to 15 teams. Teams can be made up of 8 people. Payment is required with sign-up. Register HERE.