Severin helps Benton celebrate return of 'Farm City Days'
June 10 became "Farm City Days" this year throughout Illinois thanks to Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton), who got the Illinois House to pass a resolution celebrating Benton's first Farm City Days in 21 years, according to a press release.
“It was great to have Farm City Days back in Benton this year, and I was glad see the so many people attended the event,” Severin said in the release. “Thank you to the members of the committee for your hard work putting together the event and I hope HR 380 can bring more attention as you start preparations for next year.”
Farm City Days had been a Franklin County tradition and allows area residents and visitors to learn about modern farming, including equipment, operations and techniques. The event was organized by a committee led by Steve Browning and Gay Bowlin.
“It is a big boost for Farm City Days to receive statewide recognition from the Illinois General Assembly,” Browning said, according to the release. “The committee is proud of the event we were able to put on, and positive attention like what we have received from Rep. Severin will only help grow the event for next year.”
Farm City Days is planned for June 9 next year.