Three members of the Mercer/Rock Island Young Leaders competed in the Illinois Farm Bureau Quiz Bowl contest held during Ag Day on Tuesday, August 12th at the Illinois State Fair. Pictured from left to right are Chad Bell, Adam Lloyd, and Joe Franks.
The Mercer County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY® Financial welcomed over two hundred and fifty members and clients to the Aledo VFW to enjoy a picnic style meal on Tuesday, August 5th. The picnic was hosted by the Mercer County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY® Financial Representatives Tracy Bigham, Steve Sim, Lou Sutton, John Waugh, and Todd Whelan. Mercer Market provided a delectable meal for picnic goers this year.
The Illinois Farm Bureau has named Congresswoman Cheri Bustos a ‘Friend of Agriculture.’ Elected in November 2012, Bustos was named to the House Agriculture Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, a major benefit to her constituents in the 17th Congressional District.