In recognition of his advocacy on behalf of McHenry County’s farming community, State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) has received the “Friend of Agriculture” award from the McHenry County Farm Bureau.
“It is an honor to receive this award from leaders in the McHenry County agricultural community,” said Reick. “Agriculture is our top industry in Illinois, and McHenry County is home to some of the richest farmland in the country,” said Reick. “As a legislator I am committed to helping our farmers with their goal of improving food production practices and ensuring a plentiful and safe food supply.”
Legislators receiving this award recognize the far-reaching benefits of Illinois’ agricultural products and the important role farmers play in providing quality food, fiber and fuel for the state, nation, and world. Created in 1912, the McHenry County Farm Bureau is one of the oldest bureaus of its kind in the United States. The McHenry County Farm Bureau currently assists approximately 850 local farm families. An additional 8,500 non-voting members support the local Farm Bureau through annual dues.
The McHenry County Farm Bureau provides members with legislative representation on trade, transportation, education, renewable fuels, land use, taxes and governmental regulation. The Bureau also provides members with the opportunity to participate in educational events, conferences, seminars and tours.
“Our local Farm Bureau is a leading voice of agriculture and I appreciate their informational and educational efforts throughout the County,” said Reick.