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Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau News

MP Farm Bureau receives awards at IAA Annual Meeting

At the IAA Annual Meeting, Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau was recognized as an Illinois Farm Bureau “County Activities of Excellence” award winner, receiving awards in Engagement & Outreach and Farm Income & Development Multi-County.

Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau also received the Illinois Farm Bureau New Horizon Award as a 2022 Multi County Winner with Bureau and Stark County Farm Bureaus. The IFB New Horizon Award recognizes new and innovative programs that follow the priorities set by the Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Scholarships application period opens February 1, 2023

The college scholarship application period for Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau Foundation and IAA Foundation scholarships opens February 1, 2023. To access the Marshall-Putnam applications, click on the Scholarships link at the top of this page. 

Lacon Bridge Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation is presently in the design phase for a major bridge rehabilitation project along Illinois Route 17 over the Illinois River.  The proposed project will include steel repair, bearing rehabilitation, joint replacement, painting, bridge deck overlay and other miscellaneous work.  Construction during the 2023 calendar year will require the closure of Illinois Route 17 from approximately Saturday, March 18, 2023, to Friday, November 3, 2023 subject to funding and construction material availability.  The closure will only impact the Illinois River Bridge.  Access to the Lacon Marina will remain open.  Illinois Route 17 through traffic over the Illinois River will be detoured. See detour map.

M-P Master Showmanship Awarded to Ryan Carlson

Congratulations to Ryan Carlson, this year's Marshall-Putnam Master Showman. Ryan is the son of Rita and Gary Carlson of Henry. The runner-up was Kayden Eilts, son of Jamie and Brenda Eilts of Toluca.

The Master Showmanship Contest was held on July 20 at the Marshall-Putnam 4-H Show and is sponsored by the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau and University of Illinois Extension. It tests individuals' skills and knowledge of showing beef, swine and sheep. Contestants were judged on their visual showmanship skills and were also asked questions about each of the species. 

Save on CAT equipment with Farm Bureau membership

Eligible Illinois Farm Bureau members can save up to $5,000 on the purchase or lease of eligible CAT equipment. Read more.

Farm Family Resource Initiative offers new helpline

A new helpline (1-833-FARM-SOS) will connect farmers to health professionals and services through the Farm Family Resource Initiative. Read more.

Henry Bridge (IL 18) Project

As many of you know, the Henry Bridge that crosses the Illinois River is set to be replaced.  For the most up to date information about the project, please visit

Broadband Installation Projects

Broadband service is a necessity for today’s modern farmer. However, if broadband equipment and fiber optic lines are being installed in the area, landowners need to understand their rights. Read more.

Flood Debasement Information

Since the enactment of the farmland assessment law, farmers have had the opportunity to receive a reduced per-acre assessed value on flooded cropland. This was a topic that was discussed at great length a few years ago, but we have had some questions about it recently and we thought it would be good to address it again. Continue reading

Entry Level Driver Training for Trucking

Beginning Feb. 7, 2022, a driver must complete ELDT before applying for or upgrading to a Class A or B CDL or seeking an endorsement for hazardous materials (H), passengers (P), or school buses (S). ELDT regulations are not retroactive and do not apply to individuals with a valid CDL or who obtain an S, P or H endorsement before Feb. 7, 2022. Read more.

Nutrient Stewardship Field Day a Success

To read the article and view the video, view video

Level 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection

To view a walk-around video of the Illinois State Police vehicle inspection, click here

Plat book price reduced to $15

The cost of the anniversary edition 2019 plat books for Marshall and Putnam counties has been reduced to $15. This special edition plat book features historical maps from 1911. Books can be purchased at the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau office, the Marshall and Putnam county courthouses, and the Soil and Water Conservation District office in Henry, Illinois.

2023 UCR registration now open

Registration for the 2023 UCR Registration year opened on October 1, 2022. Fees have been reduced from the 2022 registration period and can be found at