The Christian County Ag Group, a group of agriculture leaders from business, government, and non-profit organizations that work to promote the importance of agriculture in Christian County, will hold its annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon at Ag Day at the Christian County Fair, on Thursday, July 27th.
The event includes a free lunch, scholarship presentations, and a guest speaker. This year's speaker is Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director and Morrisonville native Wayne Rosenthal.
Rosenthal was appointed Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in January 2015, and before that was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives since 2011.
He also served in the Illinois Air National Guard for 30 years, retiring as a Brigadier General. During his time in the National Guard, he was responsible for a budget of $15 million and military assets worth $500 million.
A ticket is required to attend the 11:30am free lunch inside the Fair's Beer Tent. They're available in advance only, at the Christian County Soil and Water Conservation Office on North Webster; the Christian County Farm Bureau on Market Street; the University of Illinois Christian County Extension Office on North Webster; or the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the square, all in Taylorville.
Several door prizes donated by local businesses, will also be given away.
The annual Christian County Ag Group Ag Appreciation Day Luncheon takes place, because of the generous sponsorship of many agricultural businesses and ag non-profit organizations thru-out Christian County, as their way of promoting the importance of agriculture to the local economy.