Rep. Meier Meets with Constituents for Illinois Ag Legislative Day

State Representative Charlie Meier joined a group from University of Illinois Extension and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences in Springfield recently for the 2024 Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day. The state of Illinois is a leading producer of soybeans, corn, and swine as well as many other specialty crops.

The day was organized by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and featured opening remarks by IDOA Director Jerry Costello II and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. Speakers included Senator Dorris Turner, Representative Sonya Harper, and Representative Charles Meier. Youth leaders from the 4-H Leadership Team were present with remarks from 4-H Leadership Team Chairman Ross Vancil of Henderson County included as part of the program.

The attendees were able to meet with numerous legislators to share information about University of Illinois efforts to support agriculture through the College of ACES as well as Illinois Extension and its programs, including 4-H Youth Development.