The Christian County LEAD Program toured the Monsanto Seed Research and Manufacturing plant in Stonington, along with GSI’s Taylorville facility during the past week’s class. The focus of the week was agriculture production and innovation. The group learned about how technology is helping produce resources needed by farmers, along with how technology is making a farmer’s job easier.
Christian County LEAD Coordinator Linda Smith says although most years they do have a week relating to agriculture, they can vary the activities and field trips each year.
For more information on the Christian County LEAD program, you can contact the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce or the University of Illinois Extension Christian County Office.