USDOT Number and the UCR

When the federal UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) debuted in 2007, it swept up private carriers-including farmers-in its registration and payment requirements.  This document will help sort out the conditions for, and the process of, registration. 

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Great Wolf Lodge Getaway

Summer is finally here and Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) wants to help you and your family getaway! Members receive an exclusive discount at Great Wolf Lodge, America’s Largest Family of Indoor Waterparks. Don’t miss the chance to stay for some wet and wild fun with your friends and family. Why not plan a trip for the 4th of July holiday and save some money at the same time! 

To make a reservation, use the code "IllI617A" for $129.99 Sunday through Thursday, and $159.99 Friday through Saturday on hotel standard rooms and 20% off their best available rates on any of condo rooms. Please book via their website or over the phone 800-905-9653.

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Young Leaders Tractor Drive to be held August 24

The 7th annual "Crops for College" tractor drive, hosted by the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau's Young Leaders group and sponsored by McNabb Grain Company and Ag View FS, will take place on Sunday August 24th.  This year it is being held in conjunction with the Putnam County Historical Society's Agricultural Museum Open House.

Enjoy the camaraderie as you drive through the scenic countryside of Putnam County.  Registration begins at 11 am with departure at 1 pm from the Putnam County Ag Museum in Hennepin.

The cost to participate is $35 per tractor.  There is no year restriction on tractors, but participants need to be able to travel at 10 mph.

All proceeds from the drive go to the Young Leaders "Crops for College" scholarship fund which awards scholarships each year to local students who plan to study agriculture in college.

For additional information and to pre-register, contact the Farm Bureau office at 309-364-2501 or email us at

May 15, 2014

MPFB Scholarship awarded to Evan Koehler

Congratulations to Evan Koehler who was awarded the 2014 Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau scholarship.  The $500 scholarship is awarded to a student for his or her Freshman year of college.  It is awarded through a formula based on the applicants' grade point average over seven semesters and ACT composite scores.  Evan is a senior at Midland High School and plans to attend Iowa State University majoring in Agronomy with a focus on Plant Genetics and Bio Technology.  He is the son of Karl and Jennifer Koehler of Sparland.