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Upcoming McHenry County Events

Health screening offered

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at McHenry County Farm Bureau on 3/30/2017.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441.

McHenry County Farm Bureau News

Scholarship available

McHenry County Farm Bureau Agricultural Education Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is available for high school seniors pursuing continuing education in agriculture or agriculture-related fields. The applicant or the applicant's family must be a member of the McHenry County Farm Bureau to qualify. Additional scholarships may be awarded if funds are available at the time of judging.

De-icing tips from CONSERV

Even though we’ve had a mild winter, the cold weather has an impact on us all, whether living in urban or rural areas. Icy walk ways and roads are a part of our daily lives. Yet, in recent weeks cold weather hasn’t necessarily been the issue, but the rain has raised concerns over safety on sidewalks and roads.

Agricultural internship available

McHenry County Farm Bureau is excited to once again offer an agriculture related summer internship.

The selected intern will gain valuable experiences in program planning, Ag in the Classroom, media, governmental affairs and public relations. The selected individual will receive valuable work experience, funds to further their education and the opportunity to receive college credit.

The internship is open to McHenry County residents who will be a sophomore, junior or senior at a college or university this fall. Preference is given to applicants who have a farm background and/or studying agriculture related field.

Interested applicants need to apply by February 28, 2017. To apply, simply email your cover letter and resume to Dan Volkers at mcfbmgr@att.net.

Start Seeing Farmers Shirt Offer

McHenry County Farm Bureau’s Young Leaders Committee has re-opened their “Start Seeing Farmers” T-Shirt fundraiser. The shirt features the Young Leader’s brand new logo and a tractor with an SMV sign. The writing on the back of the shirt reads “Caution, Slow Down, Share The Road”.  Youth shirts are $12 and adults are $15. Customized name can be added to the back of the shirt for an additional fee.