If you have a student who is looking for scholarships, don’t forget the IAA Foundation Scholarship application is due by February 1. The Carroll County Farm Bureau Foundation has also just announced its scholarship opportunities for 2013. The Foundation is offering three $1000 general scholarships, a $1000 Harold Schmidt Memorial Scholarship, and the $1000 Josh Heeren Memorial scholarship. The scholarship applications are due on March 1. The applications are available on our website www.carrollcfb.org or by calling our office. I would like to reiterate to applicants to please make sure you fill the application out completely and include all required documentation. Last year we had a number of very qualified applicants who were eliminated from the discussion of winners based on not returning the application completely.
On Monday, January 28th an On the Road and Crop Insurance meeting will be held at Highland Community College in Freeport. Kevin Rund, Senior Director of Local Government with Illinois Farm Bureau and Doug Yoder, Senior Director of Affiliate and Risk Management with Illinois Farm Bureau will be presenting. The program starts at 1 p.m. This multi-county seminars will help farmers understand two often-confusing topics-both of which are currently undergoing major change. It will be held in the Newell Room of the Student/Conference Center Building. 1:00-3:00 p.m. will be the Trucking Regulations with Crop Insurance being discussed from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Motor Vehicle Law for Illinois Farmers Federal truck regulations affect virtually all operating farmers in Illinois. Changes in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation enforcement occurred in May of 2012, with significant additional changes potentially to follow in 2013. At this seminar, you can learn to sort fact from hearsay in the changing world of trucking regulations, and gain a better understanding about which rules apply to you and why.
Illinois Farm Bureau® transportation expert Kevin Rund will cover a range of trucking topics including: Sorting “interstate” from “intrastate”; USDOT Number registration and the UCR; CDL; Medical card; MAP-21 changes for 2013; and, your questions.
Illinois Farm Bureau® risk management specialist Doug Yoder will cover new features to crop insurance in 2013 including the newest phase of rate adjustments which will be implemented in 2013. Much can be learned about the primary agricultural safety net following the 2012 drought. 2012 results will be provided and analyzed along with information needed to make the best crop insurance selection possible in 2013.
This segment will also include details of the 9-month extension of the 2008 farm bill and what it means to farmers, their risk management needs, and possible crop insurance ramifications.
The seminar is free courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau® and your county Farm Bureau, but advance registration is requested. Please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Farm Bureau Classifieds
Carroll County Farm Bureau members can place up to two (2) free classified ads per week, with a limit of 250 characters per ad (not including spaces). Ads are limited to personal or farm items for sale/wanted to buy, or farm labor or services available or wanted. No ads for the sale or rental of real estate, garage sales, or commercial businesses will be accepted. To place an ad, call the Farm Bureau office at 815- 244-3001 by noon Friday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.
WANTED: Looking to buy round bales of hay or straw 815-499-4175
WANTED: Wanting to rent pasture ground for 2013 and beyond. Will pay top dollar, have references, insurance and can repair fences. 815-499-4175
FS: Large square bales of wheat straw 3x3x8, small square wheat straw bales. 815-499-0463
FS: 1994 Chevy Suburban 2nd owner, new tires and runs great. 200,000 miles. 815-291-6298 or 815-493-6080
FS: Electric stove in good condition $60. 815-757-3778
FS: Washer and Dryer in very good condition $175. 815-757-3778
FS: 2006 Chrysler Town and Country,clean,136K highway miles,tires 75% $5300. 493-1151,815-275-3974
FS: 500 gallon gas or fuel barrel with pump $400 815-259-2315
FS: 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 quad cab, towing package, 123k miles, loaded, rust free and in excellent condition. Pictures on Rockford’s Craig’s List. $5,900. OBO 815-493-2172
FS: John Deere CX15 heavy Duty Batwing Mower. Like new, small 1,000 PTO. 8 tires, anti-windrow kit $10,000. OBO 815-493-2172