The University of Illinois Extension Office's Christian County Conservation Day took place on May 10th at Kehias Farms just outside of Pana. The event serves to teach children about the importance of agriculture, and the many ways the agriculture industry impacts their everyday lives.
Linda Kehias, owner of Kehias Farms, which was hosting the event, wanted to use her farm as a way to help teach children about agriculture. She discussed how a long time friendship with U of I Extension Educator Gary Letterly, formed through the Extension's Master Gardner program lead to her becoming involved in Conservation Day.
Kehias currently doesn't have anybody to pass the farm onto, and expressed how she would like to leave the property to an organization that will use it for educational purposes.
Kehias appeared as a guest on a special edition of the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show broadcasted live from Kehias Farms for Christian County Conservation Day.