Franklin County Farm Bureau’s 103rd County Annual Meeting was called to order by President Leon McClerren on Monday November 14, 2022. This year the meeting was held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton. We had a crowd of 95 in attendance.
The Benton and West Frankfort FFAs were represented and led the Pledge of Allegiance as well as reciting the FFA Creed. Pastor Kirk Kay, Immanuel Baptist Church gave the Invocation.
Krista Menckowski was recognized for signing the most new Farm Bureau members in the 2022 membership year.
Two Farm Bureau employees retired this year, Gay Bowlin and Melissa Lamczyk. A plaque was given to both of these ladies for their years of service and dedication to the Farm Bureau.
Larry Miller presented a slate to serve on the Board for a two-year term. They were Leon McClerren – President, Scott Kistner – District I, Kelly Robertson – District II, Jerry Miller – District III, Charles (Chuck) Mitroka Jr, and Brad Browning - At-Large.
We were pleased to have State Representative Dave Severin at the meeting as well.
Bill Bodine and Garrett Thalgott represented the Illinois Farm Bureau in giving an informational meeting about Solar Farms. They were able to give information to the members present who have been contacted by Solar Companies on what steps you should take before signing a contract.
Gift bags were given to those in attendance that included items donated by Franklin County COUNTRY Financial Representatives and the Franklin County Farm Bureau. Franklin County Farm Bureau also had door prizes that were drawn throughout the night along with the Hog Raffle AITC fundraiser.
Thank you to Melissa Lamczyk, Fallon Summers, and Lori Robertson for all their help in getting everything set up and cleaned up. Thank you also to Debra K’s Catering for catering a wonderful meal.
Franklin County Farm Bureau
PO Box 457
Benton, IL 62812
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm