About Us

Farm Bureau® is a membership organization controlled by farmers and others who join the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB®) through their county Farm Bureau. There are 95 county organizations in Illinois.

The Illinois Farm Bureau was founded in 1916 by a group of farmers who met at the University of Illinois to discuss the need for education, better information, and more effective farming practices. Today, IFB® represents two out of three Illinois farmers.

Early on, IFB® was involved in passing legislation and lobbying lawmakers about agricultural issues. At the same time, county Farm Bureaus provided a professional staff in accessible locations around the state. Together, IFB® and counties were instrumental in bringing soil and crop specialists to each county.

The Henry County Farm Bureau® was formed in 1917.

Meet our Board of Directors

  • President: Dennis Verbeck
  • Vice President Organization: Steve Nightingale
  • Vice President Legislation: Jan Weber
  • Secretary: Dave Westerlund
  • Treasurer: Brian Corkill

Township Directors

District 1 - Townships:  Colona, Hanna, Edford, Western, Osco, Munson
Jon Chamberlain
Andy Dahl
Megan Dwyer
Karen Lyman

District 2 - Townships:  Phenix, Loraine, Yorktown, Geneseo, Atkinson, Alba
Greg Decker
Rob DeFauw
Tim Holmstrom
Brandan Weber

District 3 - Townships:  Lynn, Andover, Cambridge, Oxford, Clover, Weller
Lindsey DeDecker
Heather Poppy
Kevin Schwartzkopf
Gene Stromquist

District 4 - Townships:  Cornwall, Annawan, Burns, Kewanee, Galva, Wethersfield
Brian Boelens
Jim DeCrane
Kate Huffman
Shane McKibbon

At-Large
Sadie Asher
Joel Goetz
Scott Jordan
Jim Larson
Wade McLaughlin
Dave Schmedt
Matt Swanson
Jim Ufkin

 

Contact Information

128 N. Prospect Street
Cambridge IL 61238
(309) 937-2411
FAX (309) 937-3960

Manager: Katie Laleman
Administrative Assistant: Mallisa Sandberg