Shelby County Farm Bureau
1361 State Hwy. 128
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Text the word: SCFB To: 72727
Hours of OperationM-F: 8:00am-4:30pm
Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB ) is a membership organization controlled by farmers who join IFB through their county Farm Bureau. There are 95 county organizations in Illinois. IFB is a not for profit corporation. IFB's legal name is the Illinois Agricultural Association which was founded in 1916 by a group of farmers who met at the University of Illinois to discuss the need for education, better information, and more effective farming practices.
Early on, IFB was involved in passing legislation and lobbying lawmakers about agricultural issues. At the same time, county Farm Bureaus provided a professional staff in accessible locations around the state. Together, IFB and counties were instrumental in bringing soil and crop specialists to each county. These professional farm advisers were the forerunners of today's Cooperative Extension Service. They helped supply farmers with the latest agricultural research information and made on-the-farm analyses and recommendations about production challenges. Highlights from our History
Today, IFB’s mission is to improve the economic well-being of agriculture and enrich the quality of farm family life. We work to keep agriculture, Illinois’ biggest economic engine, fueling families in both rural and urban communities throughout Illinois.