May Field Notes
5/19/21
Kendall-Grundy Farm Bureau Updates
We are happy to announce that our 2021 Annual Meeting and Membership Picnic will take place on June 22nd in person! Members will be receiving their invitations in the mail next week.
Upcoming Summer Events
The Kendall County SWCD and Kendall County AITC will be hosting their Farm Safety Camp on June 29th. Registration is open now for children 8-12 years old.
Registration is open for our Summer Ag Institute. Teachers can earn up to 18 hours of professional development credits and new resources for their classrooms.
Farmland Assessment
Farmland Assessment Law as it stands today, assigns value to farmland based on its ability to produce an income. This summer Illinois Farm Bureau is working hard to answer some questions about the process. Members can access more information by logging into www.myifb.org or clicking below.

Membership Benefit Spotlight
Farm Bureau members, you can get BIGGER savings with John Deere Rewards!

From May 15 - May 31, you can upgrade to Platinum 2 Rewards savings for 60 days and keep up to $1,000 in your pocket.

Other Area Ag News
Report Your 2021 Planted Acres
Maps are now available at the Grundy County FSA Office for acreage reporting purposes. Producers are encouraged to file their acreage reports as soon as planting is completed.
Due to the continued issues with COVID, producers need to contact the Grundy County Office at (815) 942-0359 x 2, to make arrangements to certify your planted acreages!

We will provide producers with several options to complete the certification process, including the following: 
  1. Producers should contact the FSA office to pick up their maps or have them mailed to them out. You will then document the required acreage information on the maps and return to our office for processing.
  2. Producers can meet with staff at the FSA Office to certify in person (limited to 1 producer at a time) or, for smaller producers, report over the phone.
  3. Have maps e-mailed to you for the reporting process.
In all cases, we need to have your completed maps returned to our office! 
After completed maps are received back in our office and processed, you will be contacted for required signatures on the FSA-578. Prior to signing the FSA-578, it is your responsibility to ensure that the reported acreages are correct. 

Appointments MUST be scheduled prior to your office visit!
The deadline to report spring planted crops is July 15, 2021.
To maintain program eligibility and benefits, you must file timely acreage reports. Failure to file an acreage report by the crop reporting deadline may cause ineligibility for future program benefits. FSA will not accept acreage reports provided more than a year after the acreage reporting deadline.
KENDALL COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY
7775 STATE ROUTE 47
YORKVILLE, IL 60560-9639
(630) 553-5821 ext 2
GRUNDY COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY
3605 NORTH ROUTE 47, SUITE A
MORRIS, IL 60450
(815) 942-0359 ext 2
Used Oil Drive
The Kendall County SWCD used oil drive is set for this year. The date and location has changed but we will be accepting used oil, antifreeze, and used oil filters.

The date will be June 19 from 8-11 am.

The location will be the GRAINCO FS parking lot south of Yorkville on Route 47. The address is 8115 Route 47. Please call the office at 815-942-0359 x 3 if you have any questions.
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Staff contacts:
Victoria- manager@kendallgrundyfb.com
Chris (for all membership related questions)- membership@kendallgrundyfb.com
Kathy- assistant@kendallgrundyfb.com
Ann (Ag in the Classroom)- aitc@grundycfb.com