Welcome to McHenry County Farm Bureau's website.

         

Upcoming McHenry County Events

Blood Drive

Elect Phillip A. Pint!
Voting takes place on Thursday, September 15th, 2:00 - 6:00 pm.
McHenry County Farm Bureau -1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock
Call 815-338-1520 to make your appointment (its appreciated).
Walk-ins are always welcome ~ PHOTO ID REQUIRED
All donors will receive a Regal Cinema theater ticket courtesy of the McHenry County Farm Bureau and a Free Short Sleeve T-shirt.

 

McHenry County Farm Stroll and Market

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Farm Stroll is a self-guided tour of McHenry County's diversified family farms. There is no beginning or end of the tour: just choose the farms you wish to visit and go during the stroll's timeframe.

There is no charge for Farm Stroll. However, bring some cash; individual farmers will be selling products and produce.

You can join the event on Facebook

Click here for a printable version.

Toilets will be available at select farms. Look for the designation within the descriptions in this booklet. Some farms will conduct tours and demonstrations.

For your safety, follow the farmers' instructions and be respectful of the animals. These are working farms; have control over small children at all times. Wash your hands after exposure to livestock. Wear sturdy shoes. Don't bring pets.

Patyk's Farm Market and Greenhouse, 8519 Route 173, Richmond

Patyk Farms grows vegetables and fruits they sell at their farmstand, two farmers' markets and to CSA customers. John and Myra raise goats, cows, turkeys and hundreds of chickens. They sell homegrown grow produce, locally grown fruits, handmade milk soap, meat, eggs, farm animals and annual and perennial flowers. Visit patykfarms.com or call 815-648-4065.  

Safe Driver Course Offered

McHenry County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee will offer the AARP Safe Driver Course on Monday, Nov 14, and Tuesday, Nov 15. The course will be held at the Farm Bureau building located at 1102 McConnell Rd, Woodstock, IL. Course hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a half hour lunch break. Class size is limited to twenty-five participants and early registration is encouraged.

McHenry County Farm Bureau News

Ziller takes lead of MCFB

 

McHenry County Farm Bureau would like to introduce the new Farm Bureau Board President, Dan Ziller. Dan and his wife Carol are lifelong McHenry County residents. They run a diversified operation consisting of dairy, grain and beef. Dan and Carol are the parents of four children; three are presently integral to the success of their family farm. (Dan and Carol’s eldest son Kevin passed in 2010) Ziller Family Farm also relies on a strong support system of agricultural consultants, one full time employee and several part-time employees.

MCFB welcomes Peterson

Hey ya'll! My name is Jordan Peterson, and I am so excited to have received the honor of being the 2016 intern for the McHenry County Farm Bureau. I am thrilled to be able to gain more experience in the agriculture field, and take part in the many activities the Farm Bureau is involved with throughout the summer. I am the daughter of Mary and Bill Peterson, and the little sister to Nikki and Kyle Peterson. My family and I live on a crop farm in Harvard, IL. When I am not on the farm caring for my 4-H swine, and poultry, or caring for my horses and mini donkeys, I work as a sandwich artist for the Walworth Subway. Along with my passion for agriculture, I enjoy running and baking.

I have just graduated from Harvard High School, and will be attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville this coming fall. I plan on majoring in Agriculture Business with a minor in Animal Science. Throughout my high school career I participated in many clubs and sports teams, such as; FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, Interact Club, Link Crew, Student Council, Cross Country, Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Soccer and held leadership positions. In college I plan to continue being involved by joining collegiate FFA and 4-H, as well as pledging into a sorority.

My goals going into this internship is to obtain all the information possible in hopes to help me develop the skills to better promote agriculture. I want to inform the public on the importance of agriculture, in order to help agriculture continue to evolve and become more efficient. In the future my dream is to be an agriculture advocate to push the movement forward. I am grateful to be granted this opportunity; allowing me to learn so much information about agriculture, and work with some wonderful people.

Getting "fed" more than you eat

 

Some of my relatives were enjoying a night out at a Cubs game and I decided to ask “Ok Google” what the score was. As I expected Ok Google promptly replied with the score and the inning. What I wasn’t expecting to happen, occurred the very next day. I was in the office and my phone interrupted me with a little chime and told me that I might be interested in knowing that the Cubs were winning halfway through their afternoon game.

2016 Harvard Milk Days

The Harvard Milk Days Antique Tractor/Equipment Committee would like to invite all antique tractor and equipment enthusiasts to participate in this year's Harvard Milk Days events. Restored or not, all antique tractors and equipment are welcome!! 

Entrants are asked to bring tractors to the Harvard Milky Way Park on Friday, June 3 from 10am to 4:30pm or on Saturday, June 4 from 9am to 11am. Release time will be 3pm on Sunday, June 5th.