During the WSVZ Ag Day Broadcast on Tuesday at the Farm House Family Restaurant, local farm broadcaster, Jared White, spoke with Kevin Bernson, VP of Media and Public Relations at Shelby Electric Cooperative. Bernson described the history of how some 900 cooperatives formed and the services they provide. Bernson says they have two thousand miles of line that are in their service territory, which is an average of four members per mile of line.
During the WTIM Ag Day Broadcast at Farm Credit Illinois in Taylorville, White spoke with Derek Stayton, Vice President of Financial Services of Farm Credit Illinois in Taylorville. Stayton described how they help with agriculture organizations such as FFA and 4-H organizations.
Sponsors for WSVZ Ag Day were Farm Credit Illinois, Shelby Electric Cooperative, and York Bin Company. Sponsors for NEWSTALK WTIM Ag Day sponsors were Farm Credit Illinois and University of Illinois Extension in Christian County.