Despite the rain and wind Thursday, dozens of farmers and ag professionals turned out to check the latest agriculture based facility of central Illinois.
United Prairie opened their latest facility in Emery. Eric Briggs, agronomist with United Prairie says the facility is complete with offices, a chemical bay and a shop.
Along with learning more about United Prairie, producers who attended could have a ten dollar donation made to their local FFA Chapters. According Josh Rund, Assistance Operations Manager at the Emery location, indicates they are trying to partner with agriculture by helping local and state FFA chapters.
Todd Shunk is sales manager at United Prairie. He feels they have a great opportunity in coming to central Illinois.
The open house lasted until 1 pm, just in time for most of the rain to leave the area and temperatures to dip into the 40s.
Hickory River provided a free lunch for attendees.