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From The Desk Down State

Illinois’ annual celebration of agriculture just ended with the closing of the Illinois State Fair on August 20th. We had some livestock participants and winners in various categories from the 45th District, and I want to thank all the FFA, 4-H, and other livestock exhibitors who took the time to raise, groom, feed, and prepare their animals for the show. I am sure it was a great experience.

Our area was on the receiving end of another distinct honor this year, as the State Fair’s coveted “Butter Cow” features a Stephenson County legacy farmer. The first Butter Cow was unveiled in 1922, and th...


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