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Ag Day

  • PHOTO: McGuire visits with FFA members on Ag Day

    030116 js 0074CLpreSPRINGFIELD — High school students from across the state visited the Capitol on Tuesday to meet with legislators and advocate for agricultural education funding. State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet) met with FFA students during the 2016 Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day.

    “Every year, Will County agricultural leaders and I work to keep ag education funds in the state budget,” McGuire said. “We’ll have to do so again this year since the governor’s proposed budget this year wipes out funding for ag education at high schools and community colleges.

    “Agriculture provides jobs and income throughout the 43rd District,” McGuire said, “from the corn and bean fields in Elwood and Channahon, to the barges hauling grain through Joliet, to the food processing plants in Romeoville and Bolingbrook.”