Salute to Agriculture Day

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and Illinois commodities cordially invite you to tailgate with us as we give a salute to Illinois agriculture.

Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 13, as Orion Samuelson of WGN Radio hosts Salute to Agriculture Day. The tent will be located near the corner of Kirby Avenue and First Street and the tailgate will begin two hours before the Fighting Illini take the field vs. Minnesota (game time to be announced).

Representatives from the College of ACES, Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois State FFA officers, and 4-H Leadership Team members will be present. A live auction will be held to raise money for the 4-H and FFA Foundations, and the Orion Samuelson Scholarship Program. It will include items ranging from University of Illinois athletic memorabilia to packages celebrating the rich traditions of Illinois agriculture.

Please send the attached response card with your meal choice and ticket needs by Nov. 5 to the directed address. Or, register online at

Special thanks to our ACES Corporate Partners program sponsors: Bunge North America, Inc., CGB Enterprises, Farm Credit Services, Illinois Farm Bureau, Monsanto, Stone Seed Group, Helena Chemical, Wyffels Hybrids and OSI Industries Inc.

We hope you can join us as we salute Illinois agriculture!