Local farmers, FFA students, and those involved in agriculture came together Sept. 17 for State Sen. Neil Anderson’s Agricultural Advisory Council at the Rock Island County Farm Bureau.
Anderson’s Agricultural Advisory Council was organized to give those in the agricultural industry from the area an opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues, and offer proposals on how lawmakers in Springfield can create better agriculture policy. Anderson also used the forum to give an update on legislation that became law this year that could impact farmers. Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Raymond Poe was also present to answer questions.
Anderson’s Agricultural Advisory Council included representatives from the following groups: Rock Island County Farm Bureau, Henry County Farm Bureau, Whiteside County Farm Bureau, Carroll County Farm Bureau, the Illinois Beef Association from the 36th District, Illinois Agri-Women, Morrison High School FFA, Riverdale High School FFA, Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, Uof I Extension’s Agri-Ability Program, Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies, Illinois Livestock Association, Development Consortium, and the Illinois Association of Drainage Districts.