Nik Jakobs (pictured left) discusses distillers dried grain with Illinois House of Representatives Speaker Chris Welch and his wife ShawnTe Raines-Welch during a recent farm visit to Jakobs Brothers’ Farm in Sterling, Illinois. Jakobs Brothers’ Farm is a third-generation farm raising beef cattle, corn, and soybeans. Speaker Welch has been “adopted” by Whiteside County Farm Bureau for more than 10 years.
Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison received a ‘2022 Friend of the Farm Bureau’ in recognition of his outstanding voting record on county agricultural and small business issues. This was Commissioner Morrison’s first award and first opportunity to receive a ‘Friend of the Farm Bureau’ award. Commissioner Morrison is pictured with Farm Bureau staff Bona Heinsohn.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Kimberly Du Buclet (pictured center) visited Kopping Farms in Lemont. Pictured with Commissioner Du Buclet left to right is Gerry Kopping, Cook County Farm Bureau® board member; Dean Alonistiotis and Richard Greenfield, both staff with MWRD Commissioner Du Buclet.
State Representative Eva Dina Delgado received her first ‘Friend of Agriculture’ award from Cook and Illinois Farm Bureaus this fall. Representative Delgado was appointed to the House of Representatives in 2019. Pictured left to right is Kevin Semlow, Illinois Farm Bureau; Representative Delgado; Amy Hansmann and Bona Heinsohn, both of the Cook County Farm Bureau.
Illinois Senate President Don Harmon received his ‘Friend of Agriculture’ award this fall from Cook and Illinois Farm Bureaus. President Harmon has received numerous ‘Friend of Agriculture’ awards during his tenure in the Senate. Pictured left to right is Mark Raney, Illinois Farm Bureau; Bona Heinsohn and Amy Hansmann, both of Cook County Farm Bureau; Senate President Don Harmon; and Kevin Semlow, Illinois Farm Bureau.