Farm Bureau from a Glance -  July 4, 2018

The Carroll County Fair is only a month away! We are looking for teams to participate in the Ag Olympics. This year we will be hosting them on Sunday, August 5 starting at 3 p.m.  The Young Leaders have changed up the games and activities. This year’s event proves to be even bigger than past years’.  All participants will also receive a free t-shirt. Registration deadline is July 18th.  Registration forms are available on our website at and at our office.

So find a group and get your team together. Age groups include 8-11; 12-14; 15-19; and 20 and up! The Ag Olympics is always a fun event for the participants and spectators.

The Carroll, Lee, and Ogle County Farm Bureaus on Monday, July 16 starting with dinner at 5:30 p.m. will be hosting a Multi Generation Family Farming: Strategies for Continued Success seminar with Dr. Ron Hanson.  The evening will take place at the Rock River Center in Oregon. Advance registrations are required by July 6 to our office. There is a fee of $15 per person for the program which includes dinner.  The program will be broken down into two sessions. First will be Surviving Unexpected Changes to your Farm and Family.  Then Dr. Hanson will discuss how to Build Stronger Relationships between Farm Family Members.

Both of these are important topics to discuss and learn how to handle as demographics change.  Don’t forget advanced reservations are required by July 6th!

We have had a few inquire if we are doing a Defensive Driving Course this year. 2019 will be the year we hold our class based on past registrations. However, if you have not taken a course or you need to renew before then, Ogle County Farm Bureau is hosting a class August 2 and 3 at their building in Oregon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to register for their class contact them at 815-732-2231.  Cost is $10 p/person includes workshop material & lunch both days.

We had great turnout for our June library programs and the July ones are just around the corner.. In July we will be finding out how to see the world with an apple pie.   A story will be read along with an interactive hands-on activity and snack.   There is no cost to attend, but we are asking for reservations in order to ensure we have enough supplies. 

 On Thursday, July 12 we will be at the York Public Library at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.  On Wednesday, July 18 we will be at the Mt. Carroll Library at 10 a.m., the Savanna Public Library at 1 p.m. and the Milledgeville Library at 3 p.m.  We will be at the Lanark Public Library at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25th. Contact your library to RSVP by two days prior to their event. Come join us for an hour of fun-filled education!



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