Illinois Farm Bureau members now can access additional member benefits and

discounts when they’re on the go with the new membership benefit web platform and iPhone App.

“We’re extremely pleased to offer this new platform for our members, giving them added discounts on

hotels, theme parks, restaurants, movies and everything in between,” said Melissa Rhode, Marketing

Director, Illinois Farm Bureau. “Best of all, the app shows both local and national discounts, and can

even notify members when they’re near a business that offers discounts.”

To access the new web platform at, members must create an account and

provide their Illinois Farm Bureau membership ID number. Members can also go to the iPhone App

Store, search IL Farm Bureau Membership Benefits and download the app on their iPhone or iPad. Once

downloaded, members may customize the app to include frequently used offers; search offers by

business name, location and category; and provide instant in-store discounts at nearby restaurants and


“Our members have nothing to lose and everything to gain with this new platform,” Rhode said.

“Members will find more than 302,000 discounts on top of what is already available through their Illinois

Farm Bureau membership.”

Members who have questions about the app or additional Illinois Farm Bureau member benefits may

contact their county Farm Bureau or the Illinois Farm Bureau Membership Call Center at 309-557- 2689.

Johnson to present “Developing Strategies & Tools: Building a Crop Marketing Plan” Program

Johnson, Steve

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension will be at the Spoon River Outreach Center on Monday, June 19th at 7 p.m. to present his seminar titled “Developing Strategies & Tools: Building a Crop Marketing Plan”


Steve serves as the Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension.  He presents annually at more than 100 meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and field events across the Midwest.  He holds BS and MS degrees from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.


Steve specializes in topics related to grain marketing, government farm programs, crop insurance and other risk management strategies.  He writes and trains on topics related to farm programs, grain production contracts, grain storage, farmland leasing and related crop income issues.  He contributes to articles featured in a variety of farm magazines, websites, e-newsletters and other           print and electronic media.

If you are interested in attending the program please RSVP by June 16th by contacting the McDonough County Farm Bureau office at 309-837-3350 or via this LINK.   The meeting is free to MM Farm Bureau members and $10 for Associate and non-members.

Sponsored by: Fulton & McDonough County Farm Bureaus; Country Financial, Brett Powell; Citizens Bank, A div of Morton Community Bank; Haley Risk Protection and Agronomy Services and Agrilogic.

Register HERE



Local Teachers Invited to Participate in Institute

Local teachers are invited to participate in Summer Agriculture Institute 2017 hosted by the McDonough and Fulton County Farm Bureaus. The theme this year is “Horsing Around with Ag in the Classroom.” From June 13-15, teachers will have the opportunity to meet farmers and visit farms in an effort to learn about equine and how it relates to agriculture. PDCH’s are available. Cost for the three days is $75 and checks should be made out to the McDonough County Farm Bureau Foundation. For more information please contact the McDonough County Farm Bureau office, 309-837-3350 or to register visit:  Registration deadline is June 6.