February 10, 2021

Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) will host virtual Rules for the Road transportation seminars for its members in 2021. These seminars will focus on transportation laws and regulations as they pertain to the agricultural industry.

Rodney Knittel, IFB assistant director of transportation and infrastructure along with enforcement professionals will discuss new and old trucking rules and regulations and how they pertain specifically to farmers.

“These live, online seminars provide farmers a great opportunity to ask their transportation questions firsthand for discussion and feedback with enforcement officials,” said Knittel. “This program will introduce farmers to new rules, remind them of the current ones that still apply and help them figure out whether exemptions are available.”

Representatives from enforcement agencies such as the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police will participate in the virtual meetings to discuss the rules and issues they see most often from farmers. There will be an opportunity for participants to submit questions they may have.

Online meeting dates will be available based on a county’s regional location. We are Region 1.

  • Regions 1 & 2 meeting dates are March 2 at 9:30 a.m. and March 4 at 6:30 p.m.

You can register by contacting our office at 815-244-3001 or email me at carrollcfb@gmail.com. Preregistration is required and it is free to attend. Register by Feb. 22 will receive a new Illinois Rules for the Road handbook before the meeting. 

There is still room on the trip to Alaska set for this August. The land only portion takes place from August 28-September 6 and the land and cruise will be August 28-September 12th.  We have copies of the trip flyer at our office if you are interested in more information.

Do you know a senior in high school or current college student looking to pursue a degree in ag or an ag related field? The Carroll County Farm Bureau Foundation announced their scholarship opportunities back in January and the deadline is right around on the corner on March 1. Applications are available at our office and on our website.

Could you use a refresher on the fence law? If you are having issues with your neighbor, what should you do? What do you need to know? We will be having a Zoom Fence Law refresher on Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m.  Garrett from the Office of General Counsel will be presenting.  Contact our office to register. The link for the event will be provided once we get closer.