Local representatives designated as Friends of Agriculture

BLOOMINGTON—Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) ACTIVATOR today announced that it has designated State Representative Tom Demmer of the 90th House District, State Representative Dan Swanson of the 74th House District, and State Senator Chuck Weaver of the 37th Senate District as Friends of Agriculture.      

“The ACTIVATOR Trustees for their districts voted to designate these three legislators a Friend of Agriculture because of their strong support of issues important for farmers,” said Don Meyer, Lee County Farm Bureau president. “They have done an outstanding job representing the farmers of their district.  We look forward to continuing to work with them in Springfield.”

IFB ACTIVATOR designates legislators as a Friend of Agriculture and endorses them because they demonstrate an understanding of the important role agriculture plays in Illinois. Those designated a Friend of Agriculture have shown they support the farmers of their district and the issues important to them.  

ACTIVATOR, Illinois Farm Bureau’s Political Involvement Fund, is a voluntary, non-profit, segregated fund promoting the economic and social well-being of farmers which seeks to help elect pro-farm candidates no matter their party affiliation. ACTIVATOR trustees are local Farm Bureau leaders representing each county in the Illinois General Assembly Legislative District.