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In recognition of the contributions agriculture makes in Christian County, the Christian County Agriculture Group, the Christian County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Christian County Fair, and the University of Illinois Extension Christian County office are hosting the 12th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Dinner during the Christian County Fair on Thursday, July 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


This year, the meal will be provided by the Mid-Illinois Pork Association and the Mt. Auburn Rustlers 4-H Club.  The menu will include a boneless pork chop, potato salad, green beans, lettuce salad, roll, dessert and drink. The luncheon is free to those who pick up a ticket in advance at the University of Illinois Extension Christian County office, Christian County Farm Bureau, and the Christian County Soil & Water Conservation District office. 

Mark Gebhards, Executive Director of Government Affairs and Commodities at the Illinois Farm Bureau in Bloomington, will be the keynote speaker.  Mark is involved in following farm-related issues in Washington and Springfield, and he’ll be discussing farm related issues legislators are considering in both Springfield and Washington.

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