A free new “app” from Illinois Farm Bureau enables members to easily follow the weather or markets or speak out on ag policy from the field or the coffee shop.
The IFB application is available for Android smartphones, the iPhone, or the iPad.
It provides information on local weather and cash crop/livestock bids, futures quotes, IFB news and events, and notices about legislative action requests. It can be customized to provide updated information tailored to individual needs.
“You can use your device’s GPS to get local weather and bids,” IFB web services manager Ted Jankowski said. “You can set it to show just grain, just livestock, or both. Or add a ZIP code to make a selective location, such as your home farm, the default.”
To install the app, visit either http://ilfb.org/app
on the smartphone or iPad or the device’s “app store.” Or you can scan the QR code above.
For Android phones, visit the Google Play Store via the Internet and search for “ILFB.” When the search returns the IFB app, click on the entry, then click on the “Install” button to download it to the device.
For the iPhone or iPad, visit the App Store and, again, search ILFB.
also has mobile applications available to farmers, whether or not you have a smartphone.
- FarmWeek Mobile can provide you with the latest news, weather and markets on your Internet-enabled phone. Go to http://mobile.ilfb.org on your mobile phone.
- FarmWeekNow also has a daily e-mail newsletter available to farmers. It's delivered every weekday morning to your inbox. To register for the daily e-mail newsletter, click here.