710 N West St.

 Olney, IL 62450


8:00am -  4:30PM 

(618) 393-4116 

On January 31 at 6pm at the Holiday, we will be hosting a two-hour seminar (including a meal) that focuses on trucking laws—old and new—specifically for farmers. We’ll use a new format this year to remind you of rules that apply and help you identify means of relief. And a new segment will use your real-life examples to illustrate how regulations affect farmers.
Throughout it all, you'll have the chance to ask those farm trucking questions that everyone seems to have an opinion about, but no one can agree on an answer.

Trucking laws have been reshaped in recent years with more changes scheduled for 2018. Rules affected include: farmer exemptions, Harvest Season Emergency permit, longer trucks on local roads, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), UCR filing deadline, anhydrous ammonia nurse tank movements, and proof of citizenship requirements.

Presenting the seminar will be Kevin Rund and Kirby Wagner who specialize in farm transportation issues for the Illinois Farm Bureau. And you’ll receive take-home materials covering these topics.

The seminar is free courtesy of your county and Illinois Farm Bureau, but advance registration is requested. Please contact the Richland County Farm Bureau at 618-393-4116 or the Lawrence County Farm Bureau at 618-943-2610 to RSVP by January 24.

 The Richland County Farm Bureau is pleased to offer Richland County farm families an opportunity to learn how to develop a farm succession plan for their family farm. 

On Thursday, February 1, the Richland County Farm Bureau and agents Chuck Schmucker, Eric Keller, and Ed Beyers of COUNTRY Financial are hosting Curt Ferguson for a Farm Succession Planning event.  Ferguson is the owner of The Estate Planning Center in Salem, IL and is a practicing attorney in Illinois and Missouri.  He is best known for his regular columns on estate planning and farm succession that appear in multiple farming publications including Prairie Farmer.

Ferguson will walk you through the steps on how to transfer a farm from one living generation to another, as well as how to prepare a farm to transfer upon death.  COUNTRY Financial will also give a presentation on the financial planning services they provide.

The program will be held at the Holiday in Olney, and will begin with dinner at 6:00 p.m.  There is no cost for members or nonmembers of the Richland County Farm Bureau to attend. 

Reservations are recommended for attendance. For more information on the Farm Succession Planning event, call the Richland County Farm Bureau office at 618-393-4116.

What's more romantic than farm machinery?!

Join us on Valentine's Day for a trip to the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky with the Lawrence, Richland, & Wabash County Farm Bureaus. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 the bus will leave from three locations:
Olney Rural King at 5:30 am
Lawrenceville Save-A-Lot at 6 am
Mount Carmel Parkview Christian Church at 6:30 am

The cost to reserve your seat on the charter bus is $30.00 for active Farm Bureau members and $40.00 for non-Farm Bureau members. This fee covers the trip as well as your meal at the Logg Inn on the way back from Louisville.

Please contact Lawrence CFB at 618-943-2610, Richland CFB at 618-393-4116, or Wabash County Farm Bureau at 618-262-5865.

IMPORTANT: Farmer training required to apply dicamba in 2018!

Illinois agriculture groups have coordinated efforts to facilitate Illinois Dicamba Trainings for farmers and others. The official website for Dicamba Training in Illinois (required for all farmers/applicators who plan to apply the product and anyone planning to apply these products under their supervision) is https://ifca.com/IllinoisDicambaTraining.

Please visit that site to learn more about the training programs and encourage your members or interested staff to register for a training. Additional resources and Frequently Asked Questions are also covered on the site. Even farmers who do not plan to apply the product are encouraged to attend so that they more fully understand the application requirements.

Additional training venues will be added! Please visit the site frequently (https://ifca.com/IllinoisDicambaTraining) to find additional trainings.

For more information, call the Richland County Farm Bureau at 618-393-4116. Coffee and doughnuts will be available starting at 7:30.

The Richland County Farm Bureau is offering the following scholarship opportunities to deserving students within the county:

Richland County Farm Bureau Scholarships: available to Richland County seniors who are enrolled in an accredited college, university, community college or trade school for the fall of 2017. Emphasis will be given to those pursuing a career in an agricultural related field.

Richland County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Scholarship: $500 available to a Richland County college freshman or sophomore pursuing a career in an agricultural related field.

The following criteria will be addressed for selection: academic performance, activities and leadership, and financial need.

Scholarships must be received or postmarked by April 1, 2018. Scholarship winners will be contacted directly. To request scholarship applications, stop by the Richland County Farm Bureau office or call 618-393-4116. Applications can be mailed to 710 N. West Street Olney, IL 62450.