Local News

Illinois Ag Department Honors John Block

The Illinois Department of Agriculture carries the name of former Secretary of Agriculture John Block. He’s the only former Illinois Agriculture Director to go on to become the U.S. Ag Secretary.


During a recent ceremony at the John R. Block Building, the former Ag Secretary was honored with a plaque bearing his likeness and listing some of his many accomplishments for agriculture. After the ceremony, Block said he was humbled by the honor…



Block served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Reagan from 1981-1985. Even when he’s not in office, Block is always thinking about U.S. agriculture….



Like many other Illinois farmers, Block’s planting season is getting off to a slow start because of wet weather…



That's former Ag Secretary John Block.

Townhall Top of the Hour News

Local Weather - Sponsored By:


Local News

DeWittDN on Facebook