Archives for 2016-12

Illinois Farm Bureau Delegates Add New Membership Class During Annual Meeting in Chicago

Illinois Farm Bureau delegates, after months of consideration by the resolutions committee and much discussion on the delegate floor, passed a change to the organization's by-laws to allow a professional membership for the state's largest farm group.

In the weighted vote on Monday afternoon, just under 51-thousand votes were needed for passage of the by-law change.  Delegates representing some 56-thousand members voted yes, while delegates representing just over 20-thousand members, voted no.

This means that Illinois Farm Bureau will offer 3 different types of memberships—farmer, associate, and now the professional membership which will include those involved in ag-related industries.

WHOW, Greater Peoria Farm Show Announce Antique Tractor Show Winners

WHOW THE BIG 1520 AM and 92-point-3 FM in Clinton again sponsored the Antique Tractor Show Contest at this week's Greater Peoria Farm Show.

Attendees were invited to submit their favorite antique tractors on display, on ballots during the show.

WHOW announced those winners today on its Noon Farm Show.  They included first place winner being a 1953 I-H Super H owned by Jerry Tibbs of Topeka, Illinois, who won a 150-dollar gift card from WHOW.

Second place was a 1951 Oliver 77 owned by George Weyrich of San Jose, Illinois, who won a 100-dollar gift card from WHOW.

Third place winner was a Gambles Farmeres tractor owned by Bill Beadles of Pekin, Illinois, who won a 50-dollar gift card from WHOW.

WHOW and the Greater Peoria Farm Show thank all the antique tractor owners that brought their machinery to this year's show.