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6/28-29/19 Free Hunter Safety Course

Area residents, 8 years old and above, 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. This free course will be held at the Knox Agri-Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Rd, Galesburg, on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 5:30-9:00 pm and Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Participants must attend both session days.  A snack will be provided on Friday evening and lunch provided on Saturday.        

Participants must be 8 years old and above. A 1996 state law requires that all hunters born on or after January 1, 1980 must successfully complete the hunter education course before they can receive their first hunting license. Participants completing the hunter education course will receive a Hunter Education Certification card verifying that they have passed the course of instruction.

Classes are free and taught by volunteer instructors. The programs are primarily designed to train young people between the ages of 12-18 and materials are based on a sixth-grade reading level.       

The minimum ten hour course includes instruction in wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques and regulations. You must pre-register HERE or by calling the Knox County Farm Bureau office at 309-342-2036.  This course is limited to 40 participants and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

This course is sponsored by the Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Knox County Pheasants Forever.


Craig Morgan Tickets

Purchase Craig Morgan Tickets at the Knox County Farm Bureau Office

General Admission $20

Holding Pen (standing room only) $30


June 18th 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 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to present a marketing seminar titled “Crop Marketing Strategies to Survive the Current Farm Economy.”

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. Reserve your seat HERE or call the KCFB office at 309.342.2036.


PrimeTimers Winery Tour

The May outing is Tuesday, May 21st at Hidden Hills Winery, Knoxville. The winery tour starts at 12 PM and potluck dinner is planned for 12:45 PM. Please bring your favorite dish to pass and your own table service. Iced tea, lemonade, and water will be provided by hosts Janet & Dale Malone and KCFB. Wine tasting is available at $3.00 per person. RSVP by May 17th by calling Janet at 309.368.6741 or KCFB at 309.342.2036. PrimeTimers invide all members 55+ to attend. 


2019 Internship & Scholarships

KCFB Foundation Summer Internship

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering an internship with the Knox County Farm Bureau for the summer of 2019. The intern will receive a $2,000 scholarship and is encouraged to explore the possibility of using the internship to fulfill academic requirements for his/her major.

This is the 27th year for the program, which continues to be very successful. The internship is open to Knox County residents who will be a sophomore, junior, senior, or full-time graduate student at a college or university during the fall 2019 semester. Preference is given to applicants who have a farm background and/or are studying an agricultural-related field.

For more information and/or an application, please contact the Knox County Farm Bureau office at 309/342-2036; e-mail: knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org; or visit HERE Applications are due February 15, 2019.

 

KCFB Foundation Scholarships

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships are open to Knox County residents who will be a sophomore, junior, senior, or full-time graduate student at a college or university during the fall 2019 semester.  Preference is given to applicants who have a farm background and/or are studying an agricultural-related or communication-related field. 

For more information and/or an application, please contact the Knox County Farm Bureau office at 309/342-2036; e-mail: knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org; or visit HERE  Applications are due February 15, 2019.

 

Thomas Lincoln $1000 Scholarship

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 died in a tragic car accident.

A $1000 scholarship will be given in the spring of 2019 to a graduating high school senior who is a Knox County resident and has been accepted into an agricultural or agricultural-related curriculum at any college or university in the fall of 2019. 

For more information and/or an application, please contact the Knox County Farm Bureau office at 309/342-2036; e-mail: knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org; or visit HERE  Applications are due February 15, 2019.