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: Brian Corkill
- Secretary: Kevin Schwartzkopf
- Treasurer: David Westerlund
District 1 - Townships: Colona, Hanna, Edford, Western, Osco, Munson
District 2 - Townships: Phenix, Loraine, Yorktown, Geneseo, Atkinson, Alba
District 3 - Townships: Lynn, Andover, Cambridge, Oxford, Clover, Weller
District 4 - Townships: Cornwall, Annawan, Burns, Kewanee, Galva, Wethersfield
128 N. Prospect Street
Cambridge IL 61238
FAX (309) 937-3960