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The Next Director of Ag Literacy

07/08/2022 @ 11:15 am | By Katrina Milton

My name is Katrina Milton, and I am excited to have been named the next Director of Ag Literacy for the Cook County Farm Bureau. Diane Merrion will leave some pretty big shoes to fill, and I am working closely with her until her retirement to learn the ropes of the role.


I grew up in Leland, a rural village in LaSalle County, surrounded by cornfields and gravel roads. I graduated with degrees in English and Classical Civilization from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and I completed an internship with Catholic Charities.


For the past 10 years, I have been a reporter and photographer for Shaw Media publications, including The Daily Chronicle, The Valley Life, and The MidWeek newspapers and The DeKalb County Ag Mag. I also have years of experience as a substitute teacher.


In my spare time, my hobbies are nature photography, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my dog Gracie and rabbit Hershey.


I look forward to bringing ag literacy and sharing my love of agriculture and education to the teachers, students, and parents of Cook County residents.

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