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By The Staff

Belusko attends ag teacher conference
Matt Belusko, agricultural education instructor at Ramsey High School, recently joined more than 300 agricultural educators at the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers.
Held in Champaign, the conference was designed to meet the needs of secondary and post-secondary agricultural educators. The program included general sessions, district meetings, business meetings, in-service sessions and special award recognition sessions.
IAVAT offices are located in Springfield. For more information, call 217-753-3328.

FSA committees open to nominees

Farmers have until Aug. 1 to nominate candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees.
"County committees play a vital role in the administration of federal farm programs, and are the voice of local landowners and farmers," said Scherrie V. Giamanco, Illinois Farm Service Agency executive director.
"They have a positive effect on rural counties as they represent farmers in their area of the county."
Voting will take place in the fall, and the newly elected committee will take office Jan. 1.