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Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation News   
January 18, 2021
Please join us,  Thursday, January 21st, at 4pm, for the latest installment of the "Keeping Connected" alumni webinar series, "A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton." Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton is excited to serve Illinois as the state’s 48th Lieutenant Governor. As the first African American to hold this office, she is passionate about equity and putting passion into government policy making. In this role, her portfolio includes serving on the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, leading the Justice, Equity and Opportunity Initiative, chairing the Illinois Council on Women and Girls, the Military Economic Development Council and the Illinois River Coordinating Council. Lieutenant Governor Stratton currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association as Midwest Member-At-Large. Lieutenant Governor Stratton’s entire career has focused on bringing people together, building consensus, and solving problems.
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News and Events

Congratulations to Carl Herrmann (IALP '20), on joining the Nedap Livestock Management sales team. Carl will be focusing on providing herd management solutions to customers and business partners. You can read more here

Dan Biernacki (IALP '12), has been selected to serve on the Executive Finance Board for the Cook County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. The Finance Board oversees budgeting, finance, personnel, and daily operations of the foundation. You can read more here
Chris Eckert (IALP '04) President of Eckert's Inc. recently discussed his thoughts on agritourism in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. He notes that there has been a renewed interest in locally grown food and he feels continuing to educate consumers on food production is important. You can read more here
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