Prairie Bounty of Illinois,
a directory of direct-from-the-farm sellers, farmers markets and agritourism businesses, is available online at www.specialtygrowers.org/prairie-bounty.html.
Provided by the Illinois Farm Bureau® and the Illinois Specialty Growers Association, the directory contains contact information and locations for more than 900 individual growers of fruits, vegetables and herbs throughout Illinois. The directory also provides consumers with farms’ contact information, products available, method of sale, and a complete list of all community farmers markets and agritourism businesses in Illinois, searchable by city, county or zip code.
The directory is constantly updated as growers add their names and markets to the system. Growers interested in adding their names and businesses to Prairie Bounty of Illinois may contact Diane Handley at 309-557-3662 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or may visit the Illinois Specialty Growers website at www.specialtygrowers.org for additional instructions on how to register.
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The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® is taking orders for fresh Southern Illinois Cresthaven Peaches. The peaches will be sold in half bushel boxes. The cost will be $25.00 per 25 lb. box for Farm Bureau Members and $28.00 per 25 lb. box for Non-Farm Bureau Members.
If you would like to order peaches, print and fill out the order form below. Send the form and your payment to Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau®, 1925 S Meridian Road, Rockford, IL 61102. ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, August 3rd.
APPROXIMATE Delivery Date: Peaches should arrive sometime around the 3rd or 4th week of August. The peaches will be delivered to the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Office located at 1925 S Meridian Road, Rockford IL. As soon as we have the exact delivery date we will call you so you will know when you can pick up your order at the Rockford Office.
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Irwin is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Irwin. She attends Kaskaskia College, in pursuit of an associate of science degree. She plans to attend a four-year university to major in animal science and hopes to be able to give back to the dairy community and the agricultural youth organizations from which she has learned numerous life skills.
Irwin is a 2014 graduate of Belvidere High School and was active in 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society and bowling. She serves as president of the Illinois Junior Holstein Association and is also the reigning Illinois Holstein Dutchess. At college, she is involved in Agriculture Club, Post-Secondary Agriculture Students and the dairy judging team.
Opperman is the daughter of Bob and Kathleen Opperman. She attends the University of Wisconsin - Madison, in pursuit of a bachelor of dairy science degree with a minor in agricultural business. At college, Opperman is active in Badger Dairy Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Challenge.
Opperman is a 2013 graduate of Rockford Lutheran High School and was active in National Honor Society, marching band, basketball, soccer and math team. She serves as president of the Northwest Junior Holstein Club and is active in Illinois Junior Holstein events.
Scholarship applicants are evaluated on their participation in leadership and academic activities, reference letters, personal essays, and involvement in the dairy industry. Each of the $1,000 scholarships will be used at an accredited college or university. Winners are required to be from a family whose dairy contributes funding to Midwest Dairy Association.
Midwest Dairy Association® is a non-profit organization funded by dairy farmers to build demand for dairy products through integrated marketing, nutrition education and research. Midwest Dairy is funded by checkoff dollars from dairy farmers in a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.midwestdairy.com. Follow them on Twitter and find them on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.
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