FFA students and agricultural advocates from throughout Illinois descended on the Capitol for Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day (IALD) on March 3.
As part of the day’s activities, FFA students reached out to their local elected officials to discuss issues important to the agriculture industry. State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) welcomed FFA students from across the 59th District. Sen. Fowler met with Harrisburg FFA, Joppa FFA, Vienna FFA and Eldorado FFA.
IALD brings together farm, agricultural commodity organizations and agriculture interest groups to advocate to lawmakers about the importance of agriculture and agricultural education.