In her ongoing effort to foster open dialogue regarding agricultural issues with industry leaders, State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) hosted her Agriculture Advisory Committee on July 21 at the McLean County Farm Bureau in Bloomington.
Sen. Turner’s Agriculture Advisory Committee, which is comprised of farmers, farm bureau representatives, and other agricultural leaders from the 44th Senate District, discussed different ways Illinois government officials can help support members of the agricultural industry.
“I represent a district that has a huge agriculture base, which makes it vital for me to stay informed about what issues are impacting the agricultural industry,” said Sen. Turner. “There is no better way to stay up-to-date on the needs of our agricultural community than to meet in person with the people who have direct knowledge and hands on experience.”
At the July 21 Committee meeting, members were given the opportunity to discuss issues, offer ideas on how government officials can create better agriculture policies, and ask Sen. Turner, Illinois Department of Agriculture Liaison Rob Baren, and Illinois Farm Bureau Director of State Legislation Kevin Semlow questions. Sen. Turner intends to meet with the Committee twice a year to ensure that both her and its members stay informed on current issues.