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Local farm organization celebrates milestone

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2014

Some 300 people showed yesterday afternoon for a 100th anniversary gathering in north Ottawa. The LaSalle County Farm Bureau celebrated its milestone achievement with lunch outside, historical displays and the unveiling of a special mural. Past State president Phil Nelson and current county President Monty Whipple spoke to the group.

Whipple represents the 3rd generation in his family to be president of the county Farm Bureau. Despite the passage of time, Whipple says, some issues still remain important to farmers including roads. Transportation needs now, he said, would also include waterways and railroads.

Commemorative plat books will be available for a while in the Farm Bureau offices on the north edge of Ottawa.

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