Farm Progress Show 2021 in Decatur, IL was a great time for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to connect with farmer members and elected officials, says Randy DeSutter, President.
“So many of our members come through our tent here at Farm Progress Show. This is our opportunity to connect with them and help them understand how we’re working on their behalf,” he said.
The association saw Governor J.B. Pritzker, Congressman Rodney Davis, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Congressman Darin LaHood, and other local officials walk through the tent at the Decatur show site over the three days.
The association also celebrated two former farmer leaders receiving the Prairie Farmer Master Farmer designation on the final day of the show.
Farmers and ag leaders that visited the tent had the opportunity to connect with ICGA via their text alert advocacy system, and to connect with their legislators on three key issues: retaining stepped up basis, passing the infrastructure bill, and co-sponsoring the Next Generation Fuels Act.
A U.S. House of Representatives Biofuels Caucus meeting was also held during the show, offering farmers an opportunity to make comments on current biofuels policy needs.
“This has been a very successful show for us,” said DeSutter. “We love the opportunity to see our members and talk with them. For the members that weren’t able to join us in Decatur, we really encourage them to call their board member or check in on our website to stay up-to-date on the most important Illinois corn farmer news and issues.”
Check in with us on all of the most important issues we discussed on Brownfield TV below!