McLean County Farm Bureau

Rural Route Safety Days

Checking out the visibility from a tractor or combine seat proved to be an eye-opening experience for local high school students at Rural Route Safety Days held at LeRoy High

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2023 Golden Clovers Honored

The 2023 Golden Clover awards honored three dedicated McLean County Fair and 4-H volunteers. Honorees: Eileen Norin, Golden Clover – 4-H volunteer for 40 years including 10 years as leader

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