Busy week for ag

Last weekend I spoke at the Livingston County Farm Bureau’s legislative breakfast. It was a good opportunity to visit and provide a Springfield update, as well as hear what is on the minds of the attendees. It capped off a week of much activity between the agricultural sector and the legislature.

FFA students and members of 4-H from all over the 106th district and throughout Illinois visited the Capitol for their annual lobby day. I always enjoy meeting with these groups of students who represent the future of Illinois’ largest industry. We had a series of good discussions about public policy in general and the needs of Illinois agriculture. My thanks to the students and to the sponsors of these organizations in our local communities for all that they do!