Associate Members of the Farm Bureau are often referred to as “A” members. The annual dues for an “A” membership are $20. The membership is for 1 year and begins in the month that you become a member. “A” members have less than $2500 of gross annual farm income. New members with proper classification are approved at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
“Farmer” Members of the Farm Bureau are often referred to as “M” members. To qualify as an “M” member, a person must have a substantial financial interest in the production of agricultural products, at least $2500 of gross annual farm income per year. This can be from the sale of agriculture commodities such as corn, soybeans, wheat, Christmas trees, vegetables, pumpkins, cattle, hogs, sheep, and cash rent from farmland ownership or possibly other specialty products contributing to our food and fiber system.
The annual dues for an “M” membership are $48 in Peoria County. The Peoria County Farm Bureau’s membership year is January 1-December 31. Members that join during the year pay on a prorated basis. “M” members joining in January, February and March pay $48. In April, May and June the dues are $36. July, August and September the fee is $24. Members joining in October, November, and December pay $60 (this pays the last quarter of the year, $12, and the entire following year, $48). New members with proper classification are approved at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
To apply to be a Peoria County Farm Bureau member, please print the membership application and remit with payment to:
Peoria County Farm Bureau
1716 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61604