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Welcome to McHenry County Farm Bureau's website.

         

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Renew memberships, update addresses, print membership cards and benefit information.

IFB Bail Bond Program

Due to the newly enacted "Sign and Drive" law, Illinois Farm Bureau has discontinued the IFB Bail Bond Program.

 

Upcoming McHenry County Events

Blood Drive

Heartland Blood Centers - Blood Drive

Thursday, September 3, 2 pm to 6 pm

1102 McConnell Rd, Woodstock

Donors receive a free movie ticket & $5 Target gift card

Please call 815-338-1520 to schedule your appointment.

 

McHenry County Farm Stroll

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - From Noon 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.

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

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. The Patyks also grow and sell annuals, perennials and herbs from their greenhouse. They sell homegrown produce, locally grown fruits, handmade milk soap, meat, eggs, farm animals and flowers. Visit patykfarms.com or call 815-648-4065.  

McHenry County Farm Bureau News

Club Town makes improvements to livestock buildings

Club Town replaced the metal siding on four ends of the livestock buildings that are located within the McHenry County Fairgrounds. The project was taken on to brighten up the appearance of the grounds and bring uniformity to the buildings. Bob Ziller, John Henning, John R. Henning, Joe Henning, and Jesse Henning volunteered their time and talent to the project. Fair staff and Beetstra Electric provided additional assistance to the project and Club Town purchased the material.

MCFB welcomes Kruse

 

Hello everyone! My name is Amy Kruse and I am proud to be the 2015 intern for the McHenry County Farm Bureau. I am very excited to work with everyone and learn more about the Farm Bureau as well as McHenry County agriculture.

At The Farm Gate

Fast fix-its keep the farm going

By Joanie Stiers

Our 7-year-old son emerged from his room wearing a "farm play" shirt in preparation for school. I advised that this old Chicago Bears jersey had lost eligibility in the "good" category of clothing when one of its loose-fitting sleeves completely split from elbow to armpit.

SPRING GROVE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ACQUIRES GRAIN BIN RESCUE EQUIPMENT

 

Spring Grove, January 2015: The Spring Grove Fire Protection District recently took delivery of a Grain Bin Rescue Tube. The device becomes the third in McHenry County, providing protection to the north east section, as well as to the east into northern Lake County. Other tubes are located in Harvard and Marengo. Having multiple tubes will aid in response times and rescues involving multiple entrapments.