WVC Farm Bureau Named Outstanding Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter

Collegiate Farm Bureau-Main
Apr 26, 2024

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Farm Bureau recently named Wabash Valley Collegiate Farm Bureau as the Outstanding Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes the top Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter for their efforts in actively implementing the mission and goals of Illinois Collegiate Farm Bureau while making strides to both set and execute their chapter specific goals over the course of the academic year.

Wabash Valley Collegiate Farm Bureau successfully executed a range of goals during the 2023-24 school year, including establishing a memorial tribute for a former Collegiate Farm Bureau member. The college was successful in increasing chapter membership and community engagement through a variety of initiatives, including participation in the Olney Christmas Parade, the creation of an informative video addressing agricultural misconceptions, and delivering holiday gifts for children across six counties.

Wabash Valley Collegiate Farm Bureau's dedication to excellence extends beyond its campus as it maintains close ties with local county Farm Bureaus and actively participates in events such as Ag Acquaintance Day and local young leader programming opportunities. Additionally, the chapter maintains a high level of involvement at the state level through attendance at conferences like Young Leader Conference and IAA Annual Meeting.

Wabash Valley Collegiate Farm Bureau is invited to attend the IAA Annual Meeting in December where they will be formally recognized for their efforts.

About Illinois Farm Bureau

The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers. Founded in 1916, IFB is a non-profit, membership organization directed by farmers who join through their county Farm Bureau. IFB has a total membership of more than 364,452 and a farmer membership of 75,959. IFB represents three out of four Illinois farmers. Learn more about Illinois agriculture at Connect with Illinois Farm Bureau on Facebook: Illinois Farm Bureau | Facebook. Follow IFB on Instagram @ilfarmbureau or on X @ILFarmBureau.

(Photo courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau)