Focus on the Farmer

Taking Care of YOU!!

Brought to you by:    

             Hancock County Farm Bureau                         Memorial Hospital                              Hancock County Health Department

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

8 a.m. to 1 p.m


Topics include: Eyes, Ears, Oral Health & Lungs


Sullivan Auctioneers 

East of Hamilton on Hwy 136

FREE Health Screening; FREE Continental Breakfast & Lunch; Health related presentations & Door Prizes


Please RSVP to 217.357.3141 by Friday, February 12

Our Keynote Speaker  will be:

Alan Jarand

Alan has been a farm broadcaster for the RFD Radio Network since 1978.


Speakers for the day include:

Dr. Kristie Chevalier, O.D. - International Eye Care

Emily Kelley, Dental Assistant - Hancock County Dental Center

Carly Williams, Au.D., CCC-A- Burlington Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

Tyler Hall, CRT, Pulmonary Therapist - Memorial Hospital


And the winners are....these photos will be featured in our 2016 Hancock County Farm Bureau calendar. They are at the printers now and should be in our office the end of October!!

Barbara Winters

Photo by: Barbara Winters

Photo by: Diane Hurt

YOUTH photo by: Nick Huls

Photo by: Madalyn Gronewold

Photo by: Angel Brewer

YOUTH photo by: Reilly Weinberg

Photo by: Phoebe Wilson

Photo by: Andy Thompson

Photo by: Renee Huston

Photo by: Phoebe Wilson

Photo by: Lou Ann Pence

Photo by: Nicole Rings

Photo by: Sharon Thompson

Photo by: Kristin Norman

YOUTH photo by: Reilly Weinberg

Photo by: Gwen Hanson

Photo by: Madalyn Gronewold

Photo by: Angel Brewer

Photo by: Kristin Norman

Photo by: Janet Steinman

Photo by: Lou Ann Pence

YOUTH photo by: Rachael Berry

Photo by: Carol Jerred

Photo by: Renee Huston

Photo by: Shelly Hunter

Photo by: Kristin Huls

Photo by: Phoebe Wilson

Photo by: Tammy Koehler

Photo by: Doris Lionberger

YOUTH photo by: Sara Kost

 

Photo by: Gwen Hanson

Photo by: Makenna Merritt

Photo by: Lou Ann Pence

YOUTH photo by: Sara Kost

Photo by: Phoebe Wilson

Photo by: Kristin Norman

Photo by: Gwen Hanson

Improve your lawn and garden with SOIL TESTING...NOW available at the Hancock County Farm Bureau.  
Please visit link below...for Soil Testing brochure.

Hancock County Farm Bureau – Celebrating our Past

100 Years of History

On March 27, 1913 farmers met at the court-house in Carthage to form what is today Hancock County Farm Bureau.  This first organization was called the Soil Improvement Association.  April 1, 1918 the name was changed to Hancock County Farm Bureau.

In 1919 Hancock County Farm Bureau along with other Farm Bureau’s, organized the Illinois Agricultural Association.

In 1923, the organization was instrumental in forming a cooperative for the purchase and distribution of petroleum products. They were also able, thru the I.A.A., to promote legislation of the Capper-Volstead Act, which allows cooperatives to function.

In 1926, farmers had a need for affordable insurance for farm vehicles.  HCFB along with other FB’s in Illinois and IAA found solutions by forming their own insurance company, today’s County Companies.

n the 30’s there was a need for electric power in rural areas, and HCFB was instrumental in seeing that every farm would have electricity available by helping to organize with Western Illinois Electric Co-Op.

In the late 30’s & 40’s, Prairie Farms Dairy, Interstate Producers Livestock Assoc. and Hancock Grain Co. came into being for the express purpose of providing a better means of selling commodities.

The Hancock Supply Company was another crucial component in HCFB’s history, as it was the largest livestock health supply company in the county and kept the organization flourishing for years.

And so it had gone up until the present…Farmers seeing needs and then finding solutions.