VIDEOS: Rep. Davidsmeyer Welcomes Miss Illinois County Fair Queen, FFA State President, and Pittsfield FFA

Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer welcomes Natalie Evans (Miss Illinois County Fair Queen) and Thaddeus Bergschneider (FFA State President 2023-24) to the Capitol during Ag Day.

The 2023-24 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen, Natalie Evans from Morgan County, was introduced to the Illinois House of Representatives in Springfield this week. Natalie is currently at Murray State University studying to be a veterinarian. Thaddeus Bergschneider, a member from the Franklin FFA Chapter, and also from Morgan County, is planning to attend college at the University of Illinois or Purdue University in the fall.

The students from the Pittsfield FFA Chapter were welcomed by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer to the Capitol and introduced to the House of Representatives.

With only five actual farmers serving in the Illinois House Currently, Ag Day at the State Capitol is very important to help educate legislators about the importance of agriculture education and the impact on family farms in Illinois. Agriculture is still the number 1 industry in our state and is crucial for the economy and jobs it creates.