DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CELEBRATES AGRICULTURE EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CELEBRATES AGRICULTURE EDUCATION

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner, Director Raymond Poe, and State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon recognized eight individuals at the Illinois State Fair for their commitment to Illinois agriculture.  These awards recognize the work that is done in the classroom and on behalf of our academic institutions across the state of Illinois. The award recipients are as follow:

 

  • Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE)
    Excellence in Education
    Dora Welker of Springfield, IL

     

  • Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE)
    Excellence in Agribusiness
    Greg Webb of Decatur, IL

     

  • Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE)
    Excellence in Media
    Kent Blunier of Forrest, IL

     

  • Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE)
    Jim Guilinger Legislative Awards
    Senator Bill Cunningham, Chicago
    Senator Pat McGuire, Crest Hill, IL.
    Representative Thomas Bennett, Pontiac, IL

     

  • Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE)
    Perry Schneider Special Recognition Award
    Joyce Fikri of Springfield, IL
    Jess Smithers of Blue Mound, IL

     

Congratulations to all of the recipients and thank you for your continued support of agriculture education in Illinois.

 

The 2016 Illinois State Fair is currently underway and runs through August 21st.   For more information, go online towww.illinois.gov/statefair.

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