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94th Annual Golf Outing & Meeting
June 13-14, 2024

The 94th Annual Farm Agents Golf Outing & Annual Meeting is the fun summer event for those in the Illinois crop, farm & ag industry to come together for networking, education, golf and an industry-specific tradeshow. This event draws over 100 agents from throughout Illinois to have fun with peers, network, obtain three hours of IL CE credit, and participate in the FAC Annual Meeting.

Golf Outing

Thursday, June 13

Prairie Vista Golf Course

502 W. Hamilton Rd.
Bloomington, IL

Shotgun Start - 10:00

Social Hour/Tradeshow

Thursday, June 13

DoubleTree by Hilton10 Brickyard Dr.
Bloomington, IL

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Meeting & Education

Friday, June 14

DoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Dr.
Bloomington, IL

Breakfast - 7:00 am

Meeting - 8:30 am

Registration Fees

Golf & Meeting - Member  - $135 
Golf & Meeting - Non-Member 
 - $205
Non-Licensed Spouses - $40

Meeting Only - Member - $70
Meeting Only - Non-Member - $140

Hotel Reservations

Reserve by May 23.

DoubleTree by Hilton


Click here to reserve your room.

Schedule (Times Subject to Change)

Thursday, June 13, 2024

         8:30 am

               Golf Outing Registration Opens

                   Prairie Vista Golf Course

         10:00 am

               Golf Outing Shotgun Start

  • We will be raising money and awareness for Big I Illinois State Political Action Committee (State PAC), with mulligans and a 50/50 drawing.  Also there will be several contests on the field, and prizes awarded for first, second & third places.  

         3:00 pm

               Exhibitor Setup

                   DoubleTree by Hilton

         4:00 pm

               Registration Opens

                   DoubleTree by Hilton

         5:00 - 6:30 pm

               Evening Reception & Tradeshow
                   DoubleTree by Hilton

Friday, June 14, 2024

         7:00 - 8:30am

                   DoubleTree by Hilton

         8:00 am - Noon

               Opening Comments

                   FAC Governing Chair, Lisa Quest

               Recognition of FAC Board Members


               Education Seminar:

                Sharks Don't Swim Backwards

                             Rob Sharkey, The SharkFarmer

Session Description

Sharks Don't Swim Backwards - 3 hours IL CE (pending)

By Rob Sharkey, The SharkFarmer

Hear Rob Sharkey’s story of grit and determination…coming back from the hog market crash, farming, and how the SharkFarmer was born. The SharkFarmer’s compelling message revolves around never giving up on your dreams, embracing challenges and strategically pivoting in the face of adversity. He’ll share his insight on navigating uncharted waters, challenging yourself with new roles, and carving a path to success in the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture. Be inspired to overcome obstacles, redefine your goals, never let fear hold you back, and embrace conversation with the next generation while not squishing their dreams as they find their place back on the family farm.


Rob Sharkey, The SharkFarmer

Rob Sharkey is not your average Illinois grain farmer. Better known as the SharkFarmer he is a risk taker and out of the box thinker who believes everyone has a story to tell. He also believes in encouraging farmers and ranchers to have those tough conversations.

His authentic interview style, ability to tackle controversial issues and share the triumphs and struggles of the modern farmer has catapulted him onto Sirius XM, PBS, Acres TV and 8 Seasons and counting of SharkFarmer TV.  And he’s just getting started….

Terms and Conditions
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, Big I Illinois meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by Big I Illinois and other third parties, including but not limited to the venue, the host city, and the host CVB. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and booths visited. For more information, click here.

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