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.

Johnson to present “Controlling the Crop Controllables:10 Steps to Profitability in 2018” Program



Johnson, Steve

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension will be at the Spoon River Outreach Center on Monday, November 20th at noon to present his seminar titled “Controlling the Crop Controllables:10 Steps to Profitability in 2018.”


Steve serves as the Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension.  He presents annually at more than 100 meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and field events across the Midwest.  He holds BS and MS degrees from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.


Steve specializes in topics related to grain marketing, government farm programs, crop insurance and other risk management strategies.  He writes and trains on topics related to farm programs, grain production contracts, grain storage, farmland leasing and related crop income issues.  He contributes to articles featured in a variety of farm magazines, websites, e-newsletters and other           print and electronic media.

If you are interested in attending the program please RSVP by November 16th by contacting the McDonough County Farm Bureau office at 309-837-3350 or via the website at  The meeting is free to MM Farm Bureau members and $10 for Associate and non-members. Lunch will begin at 11:30 with the meeting to follow at noon.


The presentation is sponsored by the McDonough County Farm Bureau; Fulton County Farm Bureau; Brett Powell, Country Financial; and Haley Risk Protection LLC and AgriLogic, LLC.


Register HERE






Illinois Farm Bureau members now can access additional member benefits and

discounts when they’re on the go with the new membership benefit web platform and iPhone App.

“We’re extremely pleased to offer this new platform for our members, giving them added discounts on

hotels, theme parks, restaurants, movies and everything in between,” said Melissa Rhode, Marketing

Director, Illinois Farm Bureau. “Best of all, the app shows both local and national discounts, and can

even notify members when they’re near a business that offers discounts.”

To access the new web platform at, members must create an account and

provide their Illinois Farm Bureau membership ID number. Members can also go to the iPhone App

Store, search IL Farm Bureau Membership Benefits and download the app on their iPhone or iPad. Once

downloaded, members may customize the app to include frequently used offers; search offers by

business name, location and category; and provide instant in-store discounts at nearby restaurants and


“Our members have nothing to lose and everything to gain with this new platform,” Rhode said.

“Members will find more than 302,000 discounts on top of what is already available through their Illinois

Farm Bureau membership.”

Members who have questions about the app or additional Illinois Farm Bureau member benefits may

contact their county Farm Bureau or the Illinois Farm Bureau Membership Call Center at 309-557- 2689.