The Code of Country Living Publication

  • Brenda Matherly, Director of Local Government
  • Illinois Farm Bureau
  • O. Box 2901
  • Bloomington, IL 61702-2901
  • Phone: 309-557-3151
  • Fax: 309-557-3729
  • Email:
  • Website Link:

Purpose of the Program

This presentation covers the publication called “The Code of Country Living,” a booklet providing a realistic view to would-be first-time rural homeowners with the reality of living in rural Illinois. For potential rural home buyers, the presentation looks at how rural and urban living differ. For local planners and land use specialists, it addresses how the publication might be used as a part of rural housing programs. The publication can be accessed directly on the Web at

Who is Eligible

Contact the local county Farm Bureau office. Interested out-of-state parties should contact the Illinois Farm Bureau at the above phone number.

Year Program was established