Legislative Farm Tour

Representative Maurice West II of the 67th District along with his Chief of Staff, Jeremy Ennis,  joined Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau for a tour of the Mitchell Dairy and Grain, LLC on Thursday, April 18th.   Special Thank You to John Mitchell and Mitchell Dairy and Grain, LLC for hosting the tour.

County Fairs:  Boone and Winnebago

August 7-19, 2018

Winnebago-Boone

Safety Training

Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau hosted a CPR/AED & 1st Aid training for U of I Extension, Boone County 4-H members and their families on Saturday, April 6th in Belvidere, IL.  Fifteen 4-Her's and their family members earned their certification. The event was co-sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial.

Rockford City Market

(August 2, 2017)

 2019  Activities

YL Annual Christmas Party

The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Young Leaders and Belvidere FFA Chapter celebrated Christmas on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Don Carter Lanes during the Young Leaders' Ugly Christmas Sweater Bowling Party. 

 Past  Activities

Winnebago County Fair- August 16-21, 2016

25th Annual Groundwater Festival- March 13, 2019

The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau partnered with Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District, Boone County Health Department and the McHenry County Health Department to teach local 5th graders about the importance of groundwater.  The students learned about the water cycle, movement of water through aquifers and wells with the groundwater model, and possible sources of contaminants with the enviroscape.  

County Fairs:  Boone and Winnebago

August 8-20, 2017

Large Animal Rescue Training (L.A.R.A.)- March 24, 2018


Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau partnered with Blackhawk Fire Protection District to host a Large Animal Rescue Awareness (LARA) training.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.  The event was co-sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial.

Farm Breakfast at Hildebrandt Farms

(JUNE 16, 2018)

Ask A Farmer- Rockford City Market

 (July 29, 2016)

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

Belvidere Charity Pull

(JUNE 24, 2017)

Family Fun for National Ag Week


Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau and the Discovery Center Museum kicked off National Ag Week with our Ag All Around Us event on Saturday, March 9, 2019. 


Families enjoyed free popcorn, goat cheese samples, butter churning as well as meeting our barnyard buddies, making worm farms, candling eggs, games and more. 


Local Farmers, U of I Extension- Winnebago County Master Gardeners, Belvidere FFA and Discovery Center volunteers  helped make this a day to remember!

Ask A Farmer- Summer Nights at Brookfield Zoo

 (July 15, 2016)

Farm Breakfast at Family Af-Ayr Farm

(JUNE 17, 2017)

Congratulations to the 2018 Raffle Winners!

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.

New Friend of Agriculture

On Monday, December 17, Farm Bureau Directors Brent Pollard and Phillip Raines presented Representative Jonathon Carroll with the Illinois Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award.  We look forward to working with Rep. Carroll.  Thank you for your support and Congratulations!