Rep. Swanson to host Farmland Assessment Seminars with area Farm Bureaus

WOODHULL – State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) has announced that he will be joining forces with our local Farm Bureau offices to host a series of Farmland Assessment Seminars throughout the area on August 21 and 22.

“As a farmer myself I am well aware of the impact that increased farmland assessments and their effect on property taxes can have on farmers,” Swanson said. “The purpose of these seminars is to help our local farmers get the facts they need to understand this system and what it means for them.”

There will be four meetings spread over two days.

1 p.m. Monday August 21 – Spoon River College Community Outreach Center, 2500 E. Jackson, Macomb

3 p.m. Monday August 21 – Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Office, 1000 N. Main Street, #1, Monmouth

8:30 a.m. Tuesday August 22 – Knox County Farm Bureau, 180 S. Soangetaha Road, Galesburg

11 a.m. Tuesday August 22 – Lavender Crest Winery, 5401 U.S. 6, Colona

All farmland owners or farm managers are invited to attend. Residency in the host county is not required.

The presentations will be made by Brenda Matherly, Director of Local Government Affairs with the Illinois Farm Bureau, and will give attendees a better understanding on how farmland assessments are calculated and the long-term impact of those values.

To accommodate seating and materials, please pre-register with Rep. Swanson’s office at (309) 334-7474 or your local Farm Bureau.

71st District residents can find more news about the General Assembly and information about upcoming events on Rep. Swanson’s legislative website at