PLAINFIELD -State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) was designated a Friend of Agriculture this week by the local Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR trustee committee.
Local trustee members designated Bertino-Tarrant with the distinction based on her support in the General Assembly for significant legislative issues impacting Illinois agriculture.
"Agriculture is the backbone of Illinois' economy," Bertino-Tarrant said. "It's important that, as legislators, we cultivate relationships in the farming community to ensure Illinois implements policies that encourages this vital industry to grow and prosper."
The Illinois Farm Bureau believes Bertino-Tarrant's views and knowledge of agricultural issues demonstrate her continued desire to be an excellent advocate for farmers.
The designation as a Friend of Agriculture by IFB ACTIVATOR places Bertino-Tarrant in a group of select individuals who understand the leading role agriculture plays in Illinois. It proves that she comprehends the benefits of agriculture, and that those benefits extend far beyond the vital function of feeding Illinois.
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