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Rep. Bailey thanks farmers for their continued work, urges them to view U of I webinars


By April Bamburg | Mar 23, 2020

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Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) praised Illinois farmers for continuing to raise livestock and grow crops during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition to thanking farmers for keeping the "food supply stable for our state and country," Bailey urged farmers and agricultural workers to participate in a series of "live" webinars that the University of Illinois farmdoc team will present this month to explore the impact the coronavirus may have on the Corn Belt agricultural industry.

“When you get a chance, send the farmers you know a thank you for continuing to work to keep our food supply available,” said Rep. Bailey. “If you are a farmer and would like to learn more about what might be on the horizon for the agriculture industry, you should register for upcoming online webinars called 'farmdoc daily live: Coronavirus and Ag.'”

The webinars are scheduled to last half an hour each day, although they may be extended if necessary. The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 24: 11 a.m.
  • Friday, March 27: 11 a.m.
  • Monday March 30: 11 a.m.  
Each webinar will begin with brief presentations, with the bulk of the time available to answer attendee questions. 

Register for the webinar series here:

Bailey, a farmer, was elected to represent Illinois 109th District in November 2018, defeating Cynthia Given (D). He and his wife Cindy live in Xenia and have four children. He announced his plan to run for the Illinois Senate in July 2019 and defeated challenger Jeff Fleming in the May 17 primary for the Senate District 55 seat. He moves on to the general election in November.  

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