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Meet Illinois Family Farmers

Donne Jeschke from Mazon, wears many hats: farm wife, mother, and leader in her church. She and her husband grow corn and soybeans in Grundy County, Illinois.

Donna’s family farmed in Germany prior to their immigration to the US and trek to Illinois where they finally settled in the 1840s. She has been farming since 1975, after her graduation from the University of Illinois, but definitely grew up with a love of the land in her blood.

A leader in the industry and in the community, Donna served on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board from 2002 - 2012, helped to start the Ag in the Classroom program in Grundy County in 1986, and served as Chairman of the Trustees for her UCC Church. Farming and the agricultural industry are her passion, but she also loves being with her family.

The Ruh Family from Sugar Grove.  Steve was raised on a farm and wanted to follow in his father's footsteps.  He has been farming for 15 years.

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