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.
62nd Annual Show Farm Progress Show- Wednesday, September 2
Join Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau and the local FFA Chapters on Wednesday, September 2, as we travel down to the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL . Interact with local FFA youth on the bus to and from the Show. Spend the day at the show with the following activities: Field demonstrations — harvesting & tillage; Ride ‘n’ Drive; new product introductions; GPS displays & demonstrations; seed & crop; technology plots; cattle handling; demonstrations; Equine events; Antique tractors & equipment; collectible farm toys; plus a 75-acre exhibit field — including exhibits by hundreds of the top agribusinesses from across the country & around the world!
The bus will depart from the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau rear parking lot at 5:30 a.m. with an estimated return at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per member and $55 per non-member and includes transportation and a ticket to get into the show. Reserve your seat by Monday, August 24.
Be the voice, resource, and advocate for farm families and agriculture,
while promoting stewardship for today and future generations.