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DeKalb County Represented at IFB Annual Meeting

Mark Tuttle, Somonauk farmer, was re-elected District 1 Illinois Farm Bureau Director at the annual meeting of the state organization. Tuttle has served for two years and will begin his second term in January.

Katie Arndt of DeKalb participated in the Young Leaders Discussion Meet at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Chicago. Katie was one of 18 participants at the state Discussion Meet.

Five farmers served as delegates at this year’s Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. They included Steve Bemis, Ed Cowan, Chris Paulsen, Roy Plote and Mike Schweitzer, all DeKalb County Farm Bureau Directors.

State Rep. Don Harmon (second from right) made a brief visit to the IFB meeting and met with DeKalb County Farm Bureau representatives (from left) Greg Millburg, Mark Tuttle and Steve Bemis. Rep. Harmon is DeKalb County’s Adopt-A-Legislator.
Delegates representing DeKalb County at this year’s Illinois Farm Bureau meeting included (from left) Steve Bemis, Roy Plote, Ed Cowan, Chris Paulsen and Mike Schweitzer. The five farmers are also directors of DeKalb County Farm Bureau. They were among 337 delegates at the Dec. 4-6 meeting.
Katie Arndt of DeKalb participated in two preliminary rounds of the statewide Young Leaders Discussion Meet at the Annual Meeting in Chicago. Topics discussed included COVID’s affect on agriculture, and ideas on increasing youth involvement within Farm Bureau.