State Representative David Reis of the 109th District recognized the Illinois Farm Bureau for its 100 years of service to Illinois farmers with the Passage of House Resolution 0962.
The Illinois Farm Bureau was established in 1916 when farmers began to assemble at the University of Illinois to discuss current issues facing agriculture. Early on, the Bureau recognized the importance of providing education on good farming practices and advocating for local farmers.
Today the Bureau represents two out of three Illinois Farmers and continues as non-profit corporation. It has donated over $500,000, 10 million pounds of food, and 4000 volunteer hours to local food banks. Further, it has committed over $80,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture.
The Illinois Farm Bureau has also been a voice for Illinois farmers on the local, state, and national level advocating for beneficial policies to enrich agriculture.
The Ninety-Ninth General Assembly of Illinois Congratulates the Illinois Farm Bureau on 100 years of service!