Fresh Calhoun County Peaches
Farm Bureau members can order fresh picked Calhoun County peaches. The peaches are available in 25 pound boxes and the cost is $25. The deadline for orders is Monday, August 10 and members should pick up their orders in the lower level Farm Bureau auditorium on Wednesday, August 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Each year, we plan on Crest Haven as the variety of peach delivered to the Farm Bureau but this can vary depending on the spring and summers weather which determines the speed of maturity for the crop.
Members placing orders should be prompt in picking up their peaches on Wednesday, August 19, as peaches are very perishable and need to be refrigerated or processed immediately. These peaches are picked later in the maturity process which gives them a juicer, sweeter flavor, but this also will shorten their shelf life once their picked.
Please click on and print the PEACH ORDER FORM below and send it along with your payment to the Peoria County Farm Bureau, 1716 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61604. Make checks payable to the Peoria County Farm Bureau.
FARM BUREAU PHOTO CONTEST
It’s time for the Peoria County Farm Bureau annual Photo Contest. This year there will be six categories, with a total of 13 cash prices. First place in each category is $50; second place is $25 and Best of Show for $100.
The 6 categories include: 1. Nature and Wildlife, 2. Farm Animals, 3. Barns, 4. Antique Farm Tractors and Equipment, 5. 4-H, FFA, and Country Kids, and 6. Families and Farm Activities
The rules for this year’s Photo Contest include
• Must be a farm bureau member, spouse, child, or dependent to enter
• All photos must be 100% original, no editing allowed
• All photos must be taken in Peoria County
• A single person can only win a total of 3 cash prices
• Each person can submit up to 4 pictures per each category
• All photos must be entered in hard copy form without a frame
• Each photo must be submitted with a label with their name and address on the back
• Each photo must have the category the photo is being entered in, on the back
All photos must be submitted by Tuesday, September 1st by 5 p.m. to the Farm Bureau office. Please note that Peoria County Farm Bureau reserves the right to enlarge and/or duplicate photos for promotions. In past years photos have been used for a calendar, ag educational purposes at the Heart of Illinois Fair, Farmers Share of the Food Dollar Breakfast, and Ag-In-The –Classroom presentations in Peoria County Schools.
For more information please contact the Peoria County Farm Bureau office at 309-686-7070.
Annual Grassroots Picnic on Tuesday, August 25, at the Farm Bureau Park south of Kickapoo. A pork loin meal will be served Farm Bureau members and their families are invited to attend. There is no cost but reservations are required. Call 686-7070 by Thursday, August 20.
The Farm Bureau Sports Committee is sponsoring a charter coach trip to the St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs baseball game on Monday, September 7. The game is at Busch Stadium in St. Louis with the opening pitch set for 1:15 pm. Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Call 686-7070 for more information.
CUBS/CARDS GAME BUS TRIP
On Friday, August 28, 2015, Peoria County Farm Bureau will sponsor a motor coach to the Half Century of Progress Show in Rantoul. Cost is $30 for Farm Bureau members, and $40 for Non-Members.
HALF CENTURY OF PROGRESS
On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Peoria County Farm Bureau will sponsor a motor coach to the Farm Progress Show in Decatur. Cost is $30 for Farm Bureau members, and $40 for Non-Members.
FARM PROGRESS SHOW BUS TRIP
NEW MEMBER CENTER
Peoria County Farm Bureau membership is now more convenient.
- Register online and you can:
- See your Farm Bureau Membership
- Make changes such as an address or phone number
- Pay your membership dues online
- See what publications you are getting
- Print off a copy of your membership card
Go to: https://www.ilfbmember.org
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS
The Peoria County Farm Bureau is an organization that exists for the benefit of its members in Peoria County. Benefits our members enjoy include:
- Discounts on Products and Services
- Subscription to The Farmer or Partners
- Discounts on Insurance
If you’d like to get these benefits, click on the Membership bar at the top of the page, print our Membership Application , and mail it to Peoria County Farm Bureau.