Thursday, March 14, 2013
Farming takes a front seat in Springfield today.
It's Illinois Agriculture Legislative
Day in Springfield and Illinois Farm Bureau is helping our state's
lawmakers celebrate farmers' commitments to the future.
As part of Illinois Farming Month, this Ag Legislative Day lets
IFB show elected officials how their on-the-hill decisions help
Illinois farmers grow more than food. They help grow Illinois'
This futuristic trait is ingrained in farmers and naturally
leads to one of the greatest aspects of today's farming -
continuous improvement. From reducing soil erosion to reducing
pesticide use, farmers never stop improving how they grow and raise
food, because - like all Illinois citizens - they love the
To make needed advancements, farmers often rely on common-sense
legislation and regulations. This is the message Illinois Farm
Bureau is expressing during today's Ag Roundtable. IFB will present
legislative priorities that will keep the state's farming community
Illinois Farm Bureau's Youth Education in
Agriculture (YEA!) program will also be in full swing, as FFA
students from across the state will assemble and deliver lunches
and baskets of Illinois farm-grown products to legislators.
The Farm Bureaus of Illinois invite everyone in Springfield
- and across the state - to join the Illinois Farming
Month celebration by taking a peek into the improvements farmers
are making every day. Check out the videos at www.watchusgrow.org and see
how Illinois farmers grow more than our food… they grow our
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