PANA — What will happen to their land and how much say they will have were the concerns of more than 120 Central Illinois landowners at a meeting sponsored by the Shelby County Farm Bureau on Thursday.

The meeting at Oak Terrace resort south of Pana was the first of two scheduled sessions featuring Illinois State Farm Bureau general counsel Laura Harmon.

The meetings lay out options for landowners in dealing with Clean Line Energy company’s Grain Belt Express, a proposed high-power electrical transmission line that would bring wind energy from southwestern Kansas to the eastern power grid across Missouri and Illinois.

Part of that route is through southern Christian and Shelby counties, and Clean Line is asking landowners for property easements.

If you think you may be affected by the Grain Belt Express Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at