Senator Mulroe Tours Shelby County Agriculture


On October 23rd, the Shelby County Farm Bureau was proud to host Sen. John Mulroe, D-Chicago, for a farm tour in Shelby County. Sen. Mulroe is the SCFB’s adopted legislator and serves a district located in northwest Cook county. After a fantastic visit to Sen. Mulroe’s district in August, the SCFB was greatly looking forward to showing the Senator around Shelby County.

The tour started at the SCFB office with an introduction to Shelby cou...

Rep. Sente and Guests Embark on Jo Daviess County Harvest Tour


On October 20, the Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau welcomed back their longtime Adopted Legislator, State Representative Carol Sente, for a fall farm tour. Rep. Sente brought several guests with her to learn about agriculture and see harvest operations in action. Rep. Mike Fortner from DuPage County joined the tour as well.

After a welcome meeting at Stella's cafe in Stockton, the group toured Drew Groezinger's produce farm, which grows cert...

Whiteside County Farm Bureau and Rep. Chris Welch host "A Day in the Country"


On September 28, approximately 40 seniors from west suburban Chicago spent a day in the country, through a program sponsored by the Whiteside County Farm Bureau and their Adopted Legislator, State Representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch. They were also joined by local State Representative Tony McCombie.

After arriving by chartered bus, the seniors embarked on a tour that covered many important aspects of agriculture. They toured Oscar Koenig'...

Mercer County Kicks off Harvest by Hosting a Tour for Senator Murphy


Mercer County Kicks off Harvest with Adopted Legislator Tour

The Mercer County Farm Bureau kicked off harvest by hosting their adopted legislator, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) along with staff members Marty McAlpin and Andrew Gomberg, for a fall farm tour. Senator Murphy was adopted by the Mercer County Farm Bureau in 2016 and hosted her adopted farmers for a tour of her district last summer.

The tour started out at the Bi...

State Representative Justin Slaughter Hosts Adopted Stark County Farmers for a District Tour


Members of the Stark County Farm Bureau took an expedition on a beautiful fall day to visit their newly adopted legislator State Representative Justin Slaughter on Friday, September 8th. Rep. Slaughter, from the 27th State Representative District, represents a diverse district that encompasses numerous neighborhoods, industrial/commercial developments, spotted with small shops, dissected by several railroad lines, busy streets packed with ind...

Rep. Nekritz Tours Winnebago and Boone County Agriculture


On Thursday, September 7th, Representative Elaine Nekritz joined Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau for her annual Adopt-a-Legislator tour. We started the day with a tour of the Illinois Wool and Fiber Mill and The Complete Sheep Shoppe on Caledonia Road, north of Belvidere. Representative Joe Sosnowski was able to join us at the wool and fiber mill as well. Jane Zeien, owner and operator of the fiber mill and shop shared how they started the mill...

Shelby County Farmers Tour Senator Mulroe's Chicago District


Last week, the Illinois Farm Bureau Adopt-A-Legislator Program® traveled to the Northwest side of Chicago where State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) hosted the Shelby County Farm Bureau for a tour of his district. Senator Mulroe and his assistant Kim coordinated a variety of stops for the agenda to help the Central Illinois farmers learn more about the Senator's district and concerns of those living in an urban area.

The farmers toured th...

Ford-Iroquois County Farm Bureau participates in Adopted Legislator's Back to School Fair


Members of the Ford-Iroquois County Farm Bureau recently participated in a Back to School Fair, sponsored in part by their adopted legislator, State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago). The County Farm Bureau hosted booth in which they handed out coloring books, Ag Mags, nutritional information and other school related items. Over 450 school children and families from the Logan Square/Belmont-Cragin neighborhoods attended. The Ford-Iroquois County ...
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