State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) and State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) are sponsoring three regional seminars on farmland assessments with the Illinois Farm Bureau, on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Brenda Matherly of the Illinois Farm Bureau will present an update on the farmland assessment process at the regional events hosted by Clark County Farm Bureau, Clay County Farm Bureau, and the Marion County Farm Bureau.
“Presentations were given three years ago about the reassessment to bring land values up-to-date around Illinois and we thought it would be a good time to update farmers about the assessment process and status specifically on farmland values,” said Rep. Adam Niemerg.
The regional meetings are intended to serve farmers of the host county and neighboring counties. The meeting in Marion County will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Marion County Farm Bureau, 1630 N. Broadway, Salem, IL 62881. Invited counties are Bond, Clinton, Fayette, and Montgomery.
“Farm land values are impacted not only by the current market but also by the quality of the soil and the potential in crop production,” added Rep. Blaine Wilhour, also a part-time farmer with his family. “We encourage all of the farmers to attend and learn about the assessment process and ask questions.”