WESTMONT – The Illinois Farm Bureau has presented their 2016 “Friend of Agriculture” award to State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) in recognition of her voting record in support of pro-agriculture initiatives during the current 99th General Assembly. Presenting the award to Representative Bellock was DuPage County Farm Bureau General Manager Kara Kinney.
|Rep. Bellock accepts the award from|
Kara Kinney, General Manager of the
DuPage County Farm Bureau.
“I am exceptionally humbled to accept this award from our friends at the Illinois Farm Bureau,” Representative Bellock said. “Family farmers and the agri-business industry are the backbone of our state economy, producing the corn and soybeans that feed Illinois and the world. I am proud to stand with them and remain committed to being a strong advocate for agriculture as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives.”
The DuPage County Farm Bureau is a 501(c)(5), not-for-profit, individual membership association through which farm people can work together and cooperate with others to strengthen agriculture's role and influence as a vital part of a strong, prosperous economy in a free America.
The organization was established in DuPage County, Illinois in 1913, and is one of the oldest, local, agricultural associations of its kind in the United States. DuPage County Farm Bureau® members are also members of the Illinois Farm Bureau® which is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation®.