Farm Bureau to Host Solar Energy Meeting for Landowners

The Fulton, Hancock, McDonough, Schuyler, Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureaus will host an informational meeting on solar energy on Tuesday, January 23rd.  The meeting will be held at the Spoon River College Outreach Center in Macomb at 7 p.m.

Landowners are invited to the presentation.

Garrett Thalgott, an attorney with the Illinois Agricultural Association Office of General Counsel, and Rae Payne, IFB senior director of business and regulatory affairs, will be presenting information related to the project. Topics of discussion are contract law basics, lease terms, compensation structure, landowner obligations and much more. Everyone who is interested is invited to attend the meetings.

To register for this event, contact the McDonough  County Farm Bureau by calling 309-837-3350. Advance RSVP is requested.

Annie’s Project Education for Farm Women



“Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women” is being offered in Monmouth. Annie’s Project is designed to help farm women develop their management and decision making skills in the dynamic, complex world of agriculture.  Dates of the six session series includes February 16, 18, 23, 25, March 1 & 3 (with a snow date of March 8) with each session running from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Warren County Extension Office, 1000 N Main St , Monmouth, IL


Using several agriculture industry professionals as speakers, Annie’s Project will cover topics that include goal setting, business planning, family communications, keeping track of financial records, interpreting financial information, understanding insurance options (liability, health, life, long-term care, crop, etc.), land values and leases, retirement and estate planning, risk management, FSA & USDA programs, and much more.


Pre-registration is required to participate in Annie’s Project.  To register call University of Illinois Extension at (309) 837-3939 or visit us on-line at        Registration cost is $50. Registration will open January 25th  and close February 10th.


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