Hop on the bus for the 2020 Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, February 12th. The show will feature 1.3 million square feet of the world's largest room transformed into a transportation fantasyland of amazing displays with more than 1,000 exciting new production cars, trucks, sport utility, concept and specialty vehicles on display. They're sure to generate excitement for everyone.
The bus will depart from the Farm Bureau rear parking lot (located at 1925 South Meridian Road, Rockford) at 7:30 a.m. and the CherryVale Mall overflow parking at 7:50 a.m. The cost of $28.00 per member and $33.00 per non-member will include your transportation and a ticket to the show. Lunch will be on your own. Seats are on a first come, first serve basis and go quickly.
The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau and Tri-State Travel are hosting an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10th at the Farm Bureau office located at 1925 S Meridian Road, Rockford. Jack Wideman, Tri-State Travel, will give you a preview of the upcoming 2020 Alaska tour.
Travel with us to Navy Pier for the 2020 Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s “Focus on Flowers” on Thursday, March 19th. This year’s show will be full of garden inspirations and hands-on fun. Take home great ideas from one of the feature gardens or tips from industry pros. Enjoy the fresh and green cooking demonstrations.
The bus will depart from the Farm Bureau rear parking lot (located at 1925 South Meridian Road, Rockford) at 7:30 a.m. and the CherryVale Mall overflow parking at 7:50 a.m.
The cost of $40.00 per member and $45.00 per non-member will include your transportation and a ticket to the show. Lunch will be on your own. Seats are on a first come, first serve basis and go quickly.
Defensive Driving two-day course will be held on April 16-17, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau located at 1925 S Meridian Rd., Rockford, IL. The course is open to people 55 years of age and older who are farm bureau members and COUNTRY insureds. The registration fee of $20.00 covers course materials and instruction. Lunch will be provided both days. Those completing the course are eligible for a discount on their auto insurance, but they must attend both days to qualify. An examination is not required to complete the course or receive certification.
Reservations are required and class size is limited. Registrations are due by April 9th. Act now to take advantage of this cost-saving traffic safety program. Call the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau at (815) 962-0653 to make reservations or for more information.
SAVE THE DATE now to take your family and friends out for breakfast on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Friendly Franseen Acres is opening their farm to you and would like to invite you to join us for the 23rd Annual Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® Foundation Farm Breakfast located at 22799 IL Rte. 76, Poplar Grove, IL. Breakfast consisting of all-you-can-eat pancakes, whole hog sausage, applesauce, ice cream, milk and coffee will be served from 6:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Activities include barn tours, horse drawn wagon rides (weather permitting), children's games, petting zoo, raffles, antique tractor and implement display, exhibitors and more. The cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 children ages 6-10, and children 5 and under are free.
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The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau will be traveling to Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana on Friday, July 24th for a day full of farm fun. Fair Oaks Farms is an agri-tourism destination unlike anything else. Experience Stemmie’s Lab, Dairy Adventure 4-D movie and the Birthing Barn at the Dairy Adventure. Next stop, The Pig Adventure. Enjoy the ropes course, baby piglets and learn about pigs and modern farming practices. Our final adventure, The Crop Adventure. Check out Apples on Aisle Four, The Future of Farming; go Deep Underground and enjoy the Pollinator Garden. Still have some energy to burn, check out Mooville where the kids can conquer the milk carton (a 22-foot climbing wall); ride the Moo Choo Train; and catch Dairy Air on their giant bouncing pillow and the Cow-A-Bunga bungee- jumping attraction.
Lunch will be on your own. You are welcome to grab lunch at the Dairycatessen, Cowfe’ or the Farmhouse Restaurant; or bring a picnic lunch and enjoy Fair Oaks outdoor picnic areas. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop to pick up some of their award-winning cheese and enjoy the ice cream bar. More information and menus are available online at fofarms.com
The bus will leave from the Farm Bureau office at 6:00 a.m. and will make a second pick up at the Cherryvale Mall overflow parking lot at 6:15 a.m. We will leave Fair Oaks Farms at 4 p.m. and plan to return home around 8:30 p.m. (Rest stops will be made on the way there and on the way back.) The cost will be $50 per member and $55 per non-member which includes the deluxe coach and the three adventures at Fair Oaks Farms. (If you are interested in the ropes course you may purchase tickets on site for an additional $5 per person.)
Join us as we travel to the Fireside Theatre
in Fort Atkinson, WI on Thursday,
September 17th for a delicious lunch and
a production of “Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat”. “This telling of
the biblical story of Joseph and his
brothers is filled with great music,
costumes, laughter, joy, and heart. Utilizing many different styles of music from pop/rock to country to musical comedy this sparkling show follows young Joseph as he faces adversity and triumphs through his dreams and his strong, unwavering faith.”
The bus will leave from the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau building located at 1925 S. Meridian Road, Rockford at 8:30 a.m., and pick up at the Cherryvale Mall overflow parking lot at 8:45 a.m. The cost is $98 per member and $103 per non-member which includes the cost of motor coach transportation, lunch and the show. Our estimated return time is 6:30 p.m. at the Cherryvale Mall and 7 p.m. at the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau. Registrations are due by Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Seats are limited to the first 40 people.
Enjoy a lazy day full of color as you embark from Ice Harbor,
Dubuque, IA on Wednesday, October 14th and cruise the
Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the great sounds of music through the generations as you soak in the beautiful scenery along the river during the four-hour cruise. A buffet lunch with Baked Cranberry Glazed Boneless Breast of Chicken, Alfredo Pasta with Vegetables, Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, Green Beans with Sautéed Bacon and Onions, Salads, Tossed Spring Salad with Dressing, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee or Tea will be provided. (Menu subject to change. Cash bar is available during the cruise.)
The bus will leave from the Cherryvale Mall overflow parking lot at 7:45 a.m., and pick up at the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau building located at 1925 S. Meridian Road, Rockford at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $85 per member and $90 per non-member which includes the cost of motor coach transportation, lunch with dessert, and the show. Our estimated return time is 5:00 p.m. at the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau and 5:30 p.m. at the CherryVale Mall.
Join us as we travel to the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL on Wednesday, December 2nd for a delicious lunch and a production of Sound of Music. “The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. This Holiday Season join the family Von Trapp in the true-life telling of one of history’s most thrilling and inspirational stories. Featuring the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.”
The bus will leave from the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau building located at 1925 S. Meridian Road, Rockford at 8:30 a.m., and pick up at the Cherryvale Mall overflow parking lot at 8:45 a.m. The cost is $90 per member and $95 per non-member which includes the cost of motor coach transportation, lunch (choice of Meatloaf or Rosemary Crusted Chicken Breast), and the show. Our estimated return time is 5:30 p.m. at the Cherryvale Mall and 6 p.m. at the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau. Registrations are due by Wednesday, October 28th.
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