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Legislator visits Lee County

State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie, and his family visited Wolf Farms in Lee County during  corn harvest Oct. 12. This was  part of the Illinois Farm Bureau Adopt-A-Legislator program. In the field are (from left) Rick Ewald; Aaron Wolf; Loren Wolf; Biss; his wife, Karin Steinbrueck; and their sons, Theodore (held by Karin) and Elliot. Photo submitted by Danelle Burrs.
State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie, and his family visited Wolf Farms in Lee County during corn harvest Oct. 12. This was part of the Illinois Farm Bureau Adopt-A-Legislator program. In the field are (from left) Rick Ewald; Aaron Wolf; Loren Wolf; Biss; his wife, Karin Steinbrueck; and their sons, Theodore (held by Karin) and Elliot. Photo submitted by Danelle Burrs.

AMBOY – As part of the Illinois Farm Bureau Adopt-A-Legislator program, the Lee County Farm Bureau welcomed Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie, Oct. 12, to Lee County.

Biss and his family started their visit by touring the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, where they heard a brief history of John Deere, toured the home, and watched the blacksmith demonstration. Next, they went to Wolf Farms, where the family experienced harvest with combine and tractor rides, and ended the day at the grain facility to learn about grain storage and marketing.  

The Adopt-A-Legislator Program was developed by the Illinois Farm Bureau to match a member of the Illinois General Assembly with a county Farm Bureau for the purpose of building an educational relationship. The program is designed to foster more understanding of the issues facing the differing urban and rural areas of the state.

The Lee County Farm Bureau is a participant in the program. 

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