Representative Barbara Wheeler Named “Friend of Agriculture for McHenry County

In recognition to her commitment to agriculture in McHenry County and across Illinois, State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by the McHenry County Farm Bureau.

Farm Bureau President Michele Aavang and Bureau Manager Dan Volkers presented Wheeler with the award at an event on October 14 in McHenry. “Our legislative officials have a great working relationship with our organization and serve our farmers and producers well,” said Volkers.

Representatives from the Farm Bureau rank all Illinois legislators on their support of the agriculture industry through their votes in Springfield and their score on an accessibility rating scale. Those with a combined score of 60% or more receive the award.

“I recognize the far-reaching benefits of Illinois’ agricultural products and the important role farmers play in providing quality food,” said Wheeler. “It is an honor to receive this award from such an important part of our McHenry County community.”

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