The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Young Leaders and Belvidere FFA Chapter celebrated Christmas on Friday, December 21st at Don Carter Lanes during the Young Leaders' Ugly Christmas Sweater Bowling Party. 

The next Young Leaders' meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 31st at the Winnebago- Boone Farm Bureau office located at 1925 S. Meridian Road, Rockford, IL.  Join us today!

County Fairs:  Boone and Winnebago

August 8-20, 2017

Calendar of Events

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Large Animal Rescue Training (L.A.R.A.)

Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau partnered with Blackhawk Fire Protection District to host a Large Animal Rescue Awareness (LARA) training provided by the Illinois Fire Service Institute from 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturday March 24th at Blackhawk Fire located at 3738 S. Main St., Rockford.

The course focused on the purpose of large animal rescue; incident prevention and evacuation planning; understanding animal behavior (normal and under stress); humane handling of large animals; understanding large animal restraint; large animal scene management; water and unstable ground rescues (e.g. mud & ice); containment & capture of loose large animals; trailer and transport incidents and barn and wild land fires.  Farm Bureau provided breakfast and lunch through the IFB Farm Safety Grant.  16 Emergency Responders and livestock owners attended.  One to three inches of snow was forecasted for that day, which I feel impacted the attendance.  The event was co-sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial.

Farm Breakfast at Hildebrandt Farms

(JUNE 16, 2018)

The IFB District 1 & 2 Young Leader discussion meet was held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  IFB District 2 Young Leaders Discussion Meet winners shown left to right are Second place: Josh Bolen, Ogle County Farm Bureau, Winner: John Mitchell, Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau and Alternate: Aaron Mitchell, Winnebago- Boone Farm Bureau.  Alyssa Nelson, Carroll County Farm Bureau also competed (not shown).

 Past Summer Activities

Young Leaders Events & Activities

Fun at the Boone County Fair (August 9-14, 2016)

Belvidere Charity Pull

(JUNE 24, 2017)

Richard Beuth, Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau President and Roger Christin, Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation Secretary selected the 2018 Raffle Winners at the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Membership Appreciation Picnic held on Sunday, September 9th at Williams Tree Farm.  

Our grand prize of $15,000 goes to Jason Johnson.  Second Prize of $7,500 goes to Dale Cox.  Third Prize of $2,500 goes to Janet Hunt. 

 A special thank you from the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation for everyone's support of our education efforts and to our volunteers that helped sell 277 tickets.

Ask A Farmer- Rockford City Market

 (July 29, 2016)

Trips & Tours

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Ask A Farmer- Summer Nights at Brookfield Zoo

 (July 15, 2016)


Congratulations to

 our 2018 Raffle Winners!

Farm Breakfast at Family Af-Ayr Farm

(JUNE 17, 2017)

County Fairs:  Boone and Winnebago

August 7-19, 2019

Rockford City Market

(August 2, 2017)

Winnebago County Fair- August 16-21, 2016