Plan to attend one of the six tours to learn how constructed wetlands, prairies and woodlands work in agricultural lands and what cost share programs are available that can help maintain profits while protecting the natural resources in the Mackinaw River watershed. The event is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, McLean County SWCD, McLean County NRCS, Monsanto and the Franklin Family.
Franklin Farm located near Lexington, IL
June 13, 2012
For more information or to register for a tour contact the McLean County Soil & Water Conservation District at 309-452-0830 ext.3
McLean County Farm Bureau
Foundation has announced the five recipients of the 2012-
2013 Leadership Scholarships.
Each student will receive a
$1,000 scholarship for educational
expenses. Scholarships are
awarded to students from McLean
County based on leadership and
interest in agriculture.
Megan Bloemer, a senior at
Heyworth High School plans to
major in Animal Sciences at the
University of Illinois.
Leroy High School senior, Mary
Kline, plans to pursue an Animal
Science degree at Kansas State
Kelsey Davis will be a
sophomore at Illinois College,
studying biology with plans to
become a Veterinarian.
University of Illinois student,
Olivia Harris, will be a sophomore
majoring in Agricultural
Gracie Weinzierl will be a
junior at Illinois State University
studying Agricultural Education