Citing his commitment to supporting Illinois agriculture, members of the McLean County Farm Bureau once again presented State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) with the Illinois Farm Bureau “Friend of Agriculture” award at the Enid Schlipf Farm near Gridley.
“Illinois farmers and the agriculture industry are the heart of our state’s economy,” said Senator Barickman. “I grew up on a farm that my father and brother continue to operate, so I know how hard our farmers work to feed us all.”
The “Friend of Agriculture” is awarded to lawmakers in recognition of their commitment to supporting Illinois family farms and the agriculture industry.
“It’s incredibly important that we have elected officials who understand the importance of agriculture to our state, and who understand the challenges our farmers face every day,” said Fred Grieder, McLean County Farm Bureau President. “Senator Barickman has repeatedly demonstrated that he is a true friend of agriculture.”
From left to right, Enid Schlipf, Rep. Dan Brady (who received the award also), Dave Mool, Sen. Barickman.