Farm Bureau celebrates National Ag Day

As Vermilion County Farm Bureau continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the focus of their National Agriculture Week activities will focus on the changes in agriculture over the last century.

Just a few generations ago, most people were a part of – and had friends or relatives involved with – agriculture. And while the numbers of those active in production farming have gone down over the years, agriculture in a variety of aspects is still vital in Vermilion County. 

That’s why farmers will once again be bagging groceries for shoppers at the three Danville-area County Market Stores on Thursday, March 15. Farm Bureau directors will greet customers and put a face to the people who grow their food. 

The grocery bagging will take place from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the County Market Stores at the Village Mall and Towne Centre in Danville, along with the store in Tilton.

The other Ag Week project is our annual restaurant placemats.

Now in its 19th year, Vermilion County Farm Bureau takes a look at 100 years of agriculture in the county with the placemat. 

Facts about crop production, changes in equipment and farm history in our county will be covering on the placemat.

About 22,000 placemats will be distributed to more than 25 restaurants across Vermilion County the week of March 19.


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