Tazewell County Farm Bureau News

October 1, 2014

The Prime Timers had their Annual Wiener Roast on September 16, 2014 at Merle and Donna Woodrow's cabin.  Shown here are some of the Prime Timers listening to Doug Godke, the Tazewell County Farm Bureau Manager, while he played his guitar and sang.  Doug has been the entertainment for the wiener roast for fifteen years - much to the delight of the Prime Timers. 

September 30, 2014

On September 16, 2014, fifty-three Prime Timers took a bus trip to Arthur, IL.  We picked up an Amish guide who rode on the bus with us and guided us to different locations while telling us about their lifestyles.  We stopped at two country stores that sold the grains, candies and other items in bulk.  Also we had an amazing lunch at an Amish home and we also had time to look at the Amish shops in Arthur.  The photo here is of the farm connected to the house where we had lunch.

Tazewell County Antique Tractor Pull
September 22, 2014

The Tazewell County Young Leader Antique Tractor Pull was started 12 years ago so that local farmers could bring their old tractors out of the shed and see what they could do.  The pull was never intended to be a high priced expensive tractor pull.  Farmers have been encouraged to pull some of their old tractors out of the shed just to come and have a good time.  Shown is this unique old Oliver 50 tractor which was one of those old tractors that did just that.  The tractor entered by Matt Studyvin did not win its pulling class, but its rustic appearance quickly made it one of the crowd's fa

Young Leaders Participate in District Discussion Meet
September 22, 2014

Three members of the Tazewell County Young Leader Committee recently participated in the Illinois Farm Bureau District 7 & 8 Young Leader Discussion meet.  The district discussion meet was held in Morton.  The discussion meet is an elimination for participants that will advance to the state Young Leader Discussion meet that will be held during the IAA Annual Meeting in Chicago this coming December.  Shown are Ryan Sauder and Morgan Mooberry, (Tazewell County), Matt Bane, (McLean County), Sean Arians, (Woodford County) and Ryan Voorhees (Tazewell County).  Following a two-round discussio

Officer Jones and his K-9, Ahen, from the Pekin Police Department giving a program to the Prime Timers
September 22, 2014

Shown here is Officer Jones and his K-9, Ahen, from the Pekin Police Department.  They are giving a program in the Farm Bureau auditorium to the Prime Timers showing what a K-9 can do.  Ahen demonstrated that he could find hidden cannibus and that, on command, he could "bite".  Officer Foster accompanied them and wore the sleeve armor so we could see how Ahen could attack.  Officer Jones explained how K-9's are selected, trained and what all they can do.  The Prime Timers really enjoyed the program and had may questions. 

Sporting Clay Shoot 2014
September 22, 2014

Twenty-two shooters turned out for the second Tazewell County Farm Bureau sporting clay shoot held on August 14th at the Oak Ridge Sporting Clay facility near Mackinaw.  Shown here is Chad Fox, from East Peoria, as he takes aim at the two targets that are flying down a gully at the facility. 

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