The Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is celebrating another successful event.
The Chamber held its annual Agri-Business Banquet in late February at the Clinton Country Club. Around 100 people turned out for the event, which featured a meal, door prizes, and discussion. Marian Brisard, Executive Director of the Chamber, notes the program featured a panel discussion with four local DeWitt County farmers. She says that was a change from previous events.
The evening also featured a presentation from Nick Anderson of the Illinois Livestock Development Group. According to Brisard, the event was once again well received and supported by the community. She says without that support, the annual Agri-Business Banquet would not be possible.
The banquet also served as a fundraiser for the Clinton High School FFA Chapter. The Chamber awarded the chapter 250-dollars for their help at the event.
The four farmers featured on the panel discussion were: Rick Dean, Robert Klem, Steve Mayfield, and Greg Anderson. You can hear all of their comments all this week on WHOW on the Morning Farm Show with Jared White. It airs at 6:40am, and then is repeated at 1:10pm. You can also listen to the program on demand online at IllinoisFarmRadio.com.
Pic: Janell Baum-Thomas, the Clinton Chamber’s Agri-Business Banquet committee chairperson, awarded a check to Clinton High School FFA members Tennyson Kern and Megan Finfrock at the event held on February 25, 2017 at Clinton Country Club. This year’s banquet marks the tenth year for this event. Since 2008, the CHS FFA has received over $2,000.00 from the Agri-Business Banquet sponsors.