DeWitt County Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years

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CLINTON – DeWitt County Farm Bureau hosted its 100th Anniversary Celebration on Aug. 25 at the Little Galilee Christian Assembly Activity Center in rural Clinton.

The celebration included a full display of DeWitt County and Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) history, a porkchop dinner, appearance and remarks by IFB President Richard Guebert, and a keynote address by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Kim Kidwell.

DeWitt County Farm Bureau was formed in 1918 to support the County’s farmers in obtaining inputs, learning new farming techniques, finding and hiring farm workers, building roads and infrastructure, and mitigating animal and plant diseases and pests. Later, the Farm Bureau also would assist farmers by insuring automobiles, homes and equipment, under what would later become COUNTRY Financial.