Ag Legislative Day 2013
The Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day known as IALD brings together agricultural commodity organizations and other diverse agriculture interest groups to the state Capitol during National Agriculture Month to speak to state lawmakers in Springfield. Jointly, they provide baskets filled with agricultural products and specialty lunches for the legislators. This package simply serves to remind lawmakers about the multiple facets agriculture has in the lives of their constituents and the impacts their choices make on the world of Agriculture.
The Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA Chapter attended Ag Legislative Day in Springfield March 13. 14 Members of the chapter attended. While in Springfield, members got to have a personal meeting with state representative Bob Pritchard and Governor Pat Quinn. The chapter assembled 6 baskets that where delivered to state legislators. Wrapping up the day, the chapter participated in the group picture. The group picture featured more than 800 members from all across the state of Illinois. Overall, day was a great success to the chapter, and the agricultural community.