"IFB is 'the' farm organization that legislators, agribusiness and regulatory agencies come to for information and input in their decision-making process.Today, IFBs mission is to improve the economic well-being of agriculture and enrich the quality of farm family life. The organizations leadership works to achieve these goals through a strategic plan that calls for seven key results areas: Operating the farm successfully Service to members Government and politics Education and information Involvement Professional development Operating IFB® professionally Illinois Farm Bureau®: Tells the farmers story to the public. Updates members on new technology and information that impacts agriculture. Represents farmers in local, state, and national legislative & political activities. Provides marketing and education services to help IFB members improve their net farm income. "