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McHenry County Farm Bureau News

Area Legislative Officials receive “Friend of Agriculture” award

McHenry County Farm Bureau is honored to present the "Friend of Agriculture" award to our Illinois General Assembly Members and our Congressional Representatives. Senator Althoff, Representative Franks, Representative Tryon, and Representative Wheeler earned the award for their outstanding voting records and accessibility ratings.

Farm-Related Accidents

Rebecca Riley wraps up Summer Internship

As busy as this summer has been, I am sad to see it ending. Being selected to serve as the McHenry County Farm Bureau intern is one of the best things to ever happen for me. I have seen, tried and learned more things than I could ever have imagined.

Summer Ag Institute Photos

Summer Ag Institute photos have been posted to our Facebook page. Check them out and feel free to tag anyone you know. We would also like to give thanks to the farmers and businesses that allowed us to visit them, the presenters that visited us and the teachers who participated as well! Here is a link to our photos: https://www.facebook.com/pages/McHenryCountyFarmBureau/100812416097?sk=photos_stream  

Milk Days: Highlights and History

It is a wonderful time of year again, the 73rd annual Milk Days Weekend! Some exciting festival events June 6th-June 8th include: the antique tractor display, a milk run/walk, brunch (with Orion Samuelson emceeing!), the carnival, a petting zoo, and fireworks. The big parade (2+ hours long) on Saturday, June 7th at 1:00 p.m. is one of the biggest traditions you won't want to miss. There is guaranteed fun for the entire family, so be sure to stop out! For more information on their schedule of events, visit www.milkdays.com. We would like to share some history on the development of the Milk Days you know today.

It all started in the spring of 1942 when people gathered to honor the area farmers for their "War Effort" of increasing milk and food production for the servicemen. Seven dairy companies were located within a 15-mile radius of Harvard and more milk was being produced there than anywhere in the United States. Harvard became the self-proclaimed "Milk Center of the World!"