Madison County Farm Bureau


Madison County Farm Bureau Provides a voice for farmers to
policy makers in Madison County, Springfield and Washington,
D.C. We were organized in 1918 and are affiliated with the
Illinois Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federation.

The CAREE program is an Agriculture in the Classroom project sponsored by farmers and agri-businesses throughout Madison County. 

The program was founded in 1994 and has brought a positive agriculture message to nearly 100,000 students.

Show your support for local agriculture by donating at least $10 and displaying the new CAREE window cling.

All proceeds go to the ag education of students in Madison County.

Please send your contribution to:
Madison County Farm Bureau
P.O. Box 10
Edwardsville, IL 62025

(All contributions are tax-deductible)

Madison County Farm Bureau Scholarship
The Madison County Farm Bureau would like to show support and offer assistance to Madison County students interested in pursuing an agriculture related career.

Scholarship applicants must be Madison County Farm Bureau members, spouses, or their dependents who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related course of study at an Illinois accredited college, university or community college.

Stop by the Madison County Farm Bureau office for additional information and an application. Applications must be postmarked or returned on or before January 29, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year.

Brett Zoelzer Scholarship Available
The Madison County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee established this $1,000 annual college scholarship in honor of a popular committee member lost in a tragic automobile accident. The scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2005.

The $1,000 scholarship is paid directly to the school where the student is enrolled. It is open to any high school senior or college student. The only requirement is for the applicant to be a Farm Bureau member or the dependent of a Farm Bureau member.  

The one-page application is available through the Madison County Farm Bureau office. The application deadline is January 29, 2016.

The scholarship will be awarded at the Madison County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on February 19, 2016. The recipient will also be recognized on a permanent plaque located in the Farm Bureau building. 

Interested applicants should contact the Farm Bureau office at (618) 656-5191.

IAA Foundation Scholarships
BLOOMINGTON — Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) members and their children may apply for college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm.

Students may apply for a variety of scholarships, including three IAA Foundation Top Scholarships. A full listing of available scholarships, eligibility guidelines, and application documents are available at the Foundation website,, starting Dec. 1, 2015.

All applicants must be high school seniors accepted for enrollment or students already enrolled at an accredited college, university or community college. Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic ability, leadership and financial need. Previous winners of an IAA Foundation scholarship are eligible to apply again.
For more information, contact your county Farm Bureau, the IAA Foundation at 309-557-2230, or e-mail

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900 Hillsboro Street  P.O. Box 10  Edwardsville IL 62025   Phone: 618-656-5191   Fax: 618-692-9103