Prime Timers is open to Farm Bureau members who are 55 years of age or older!
The Prime Time travelers group is getting larger, thanks to all those who are participating and encouraging others to join. Fun and fellowship are the prime objectives of the group, so don’t be left out. If you are a current Farm Bureau member you are eligible to attend all functions.
The Montgomery County Farm Bureau Prime Timers have planned several trips for the summer, fall and winter. Go to our “Calendar” link above to see a list of dates. If you would like further information about any of the trips, please call or e-mail us.
The Montgomery County Farm Bureau Prime Timers elected new officers for the coming year. Martha Rose Rhine was elected Chairperson, Harold Jurgena Vice Chairperson and Joyce Campbell was elected Secretary.
Prime Timers History and Purpose:
-Farm Bureau heard from the counties
-Large percentage of population is +55
-Large percentage of our membership is +55
-Need for continuing leadership opportunities
-Social needs of this age group
-Counties worried about this group – utilize
-Member needs met
-St. Clair County was the pioneer in 1978-“Golden Agers”
-Mclean County first used the “Prime Timers” title in 1980
-Peoria (1982), DeKalb (1985), and Macoupin (1986) counties followed
The overall purpose of the Illinois Farm Bureau Prime Timers is “to offer educational and Social programs to meet the needs and interests of men and women who are Farm Bureau Members aged 55 and older.”
Prime Timers Structures
-Today Illinois Farm Bureau has 43 County Farm Bureaus with Prime Timers groups
-No set structure
-Groups range from 15 to 250
-Small & large counties
County Farm Bureau budget
-Types of Members
Voting (MM) and Associates (A)
Prime Timers Activities
4 Major Categories
“The Sky’s the Limit”
Rails to trails
55 Driver Programs
Farm Bureau Support
Local & State Events
Travel (local, state)
Pro Sports Events
The Prime Timers meet the third Wednesday of the month at the Farm Bureau building. Prime Timers is open to any Montgomery County Farm Bureau member age 55 and over. Fun and fellowship are the prime objectives of the group, so don’t be left out. If you are a current Farm Bureau member, you are eligible to attend all functions.
The Montgomery County Farm Bureau Prime Timers have planned several trips for the summer and fall. If you would like further information about any of the trips, please call the Farm Bureau office at 532-6171.