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Pictured from left to right is Fulton County Farm Bureau Vice President Bob Vohland, Knox County Farm Bureau Manager Caitlin Chrzanowski, Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Director Chad Long, Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Manager Carol Ricketts, McDonough County Farm Bureau Manager Sarah Grant, Rep. Norine Hammond, McDonough County Farm Bureau President Colby Hunt, Brown County Farm Bureau Manager Kathy Knight and Schuyler County Farm Bureau Manager Kelly Westlake.

Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) ACTIVATOR is proud to announce that State Representative Norine Hammond of the 93 rd House District has been awarded the organization’s Friend of Agriculture Award for her continued support of the agricultural community. Local ACTIVATOR Trustees have designated Rep. Hammond  a “Friend of Agriculture” based on her 100 percent voting records during the 99 th Illinois General Assembly. Her undivided support on significant legislative issues impacting Illinois agriculture shows that  Rep. Hammond  fights for Illinois farmers.

“Representative Hammond has worked diligently on many important issues to the farming community, and she has proven herself incredibly valuable to the agriculture industry,” said Jeffrey Butler, chairman, 47 th Legislative District ACTIVATOR Committee.”

The endorsement by IFB ACTIVATOR places both members in a group of select individuals in the state who understand the leading role Illinois agriculture plays in the global marketplace, and the far-reaching impact of its products. It proves they comprehend the benefits of agriculture, and that those benefits extend far beyond the vital function of feeding Illinois, the nation, and the world.

ACTIVATOR, Illinois Farm Bureau’s Political Involvement Fund, is a voluntary, non-profit, segregated fund promoting the economic and social well being of farmers. ACTIVATOR trustees are local Farm Bureau leaders representing each county in the Illinois General Assembly Legislative District.