McDonough County Farm Bureau Recognized at IFB Annual Meeting

McDonough County Farm Bureau President Colby Hunt accepts a recognition plaque awarded to the Bureau for its achievements during 2012. The award was presented during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and calls attention to the comprehensive nature of county Farm Bureau programs.


CHICAGO – The McDonough County Farm Bureau was recognized for its achievements during the 98th annual meeting of the Illinois Farm Bureau held in Chicago December 1-4, 2012.

A member of Membership Group II, McDonough County received the following program awards:




Ag Literacy

Communication & Promotion

Member Relations

Commodities & Marketing

Legislative\Political Process

As part of its Annual Meeting, Illinois Farm Bureau presents program and committee awards in recognition of outstanding county Farm Bureau volunteer efforts throughout the year.      County Farm Bureaus in Membership Group II are those with 1,551–2,180 members.

The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers. Founded in 1916, IFB is a non-profit, membership organization controlled by farmers who join through their county Farm Bureau. IFB represents two out of three Illinois farmers.