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Upcoming McHenry County Events

Summer Ag. Institute


Summer Ag Institute for Teachers 

The dates: June 15, 16, 17, 20, 21

Have you ever seen a cow being milked? Ever driven a tractor? Now you have the chance! Join us for a three credit summer class and meet local farmers and explore the local farmland. Our air conditioned motor coach will visit several farms and ag related sites. Staff specialists will provide in class activities set to Common Core and Next Gen Standards. Teachers can receive credit through Aurora University. CPDUs are also available. Like McHenry County Farm Bureau on Facebook and browse through our photo album Summer Ag Institute 2015 to see all the fun we had this past summer! Register today with a check for $150 to Farm Bureau. Aurora credit cost is $300 payable on June 15.

McHenry County Farm Bureau News

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, happened 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.

This wasn't my first experience with these skilled marketers. One day I did a little internet searching for a cabin getaway for my family. Later that night my mobile Facebook feeds featured cabin getaways. I also tried out a "savers" card for a particular store, and guess what... the very next month my ads were customized with my usual purchases. Our actions cause reactions, and those in marketing and social media are adding fuel to the fire.

Our information diet is based on our initial interests and the more we click the more we're fed. Initially, I didn't think that much about all of this until I started to see the ramifications of a world that feeds you what you seek.


Steam Tractor to be featured at A Day at Petersen Farm

Mark your calendar for the City of McHenry's annual Colby-Petersen Farm celebration on Sunday, June 26, at 4112 McCullom Lake Road, one mile West of Route 31. Co-sponsored by the McHenry Farm Bureau and Colby-Petersen Farm Foundation, admission and all activities are free.

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.

Valley Orchard Summer Horticulture Day

Illinois Horticulture Field Day is set for Thursday, June 9, 2016
Raoul and Jodie Bergersen, owners of Valley Orchard in Cherry Valley, Illinois, welcome you to their farm for the 2016 Horticulture Field Day. The field day provides the opportunity to learn about Valley Orchard’s farm operations. This 35-acre farm grows apple trees, small fruits, vegetables and pumpkins. Their farm market offers fresh cider, made-from-scratch apple pies, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, and other unique treats and gifts.

MCFB Welcomes Edenburn

Hi, I'm Bailey Edenburn, a County Manager Trainee with Illinois Farm Bureau. If you've stopped into the office recently we've probably met. For those I haven't met, I am currently training to become a county manager for Illinois Farm Bureau and I am training in McHenry County through April.