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Agriculture

Agribusiness seminar planned for Dec. 12 features ex-FBI agent

Jim Sacia, a former FBI agent and Illinois state lawmaker, lives on his farm in Pecatonica, where he's also owner and co-founder of Northern Illinois Tractor & Equipment. Sacia will speak at an ag seminar on Dec. 12 in Pecatonica. He recently wrote a book titled "Not in My Wildest Dreams."
Jim Sacia, a former FBI agent and Illinois state lawmaker, lives on his farm in Pecatonica, where he's also owner and co-founder of Northern Illinois Tractor & Equipment. Sacia will speak at an ag seminar on Dec. 12 in Pecatonica. He recently wrote a book titled "Not in My Wildest Dreams."

PECATONICA — As 2020 approaches, the Illinois crop planting season won’t be far behind, and there are plenty of tools and updates to help farmers plan and prepare for a successful season.

Upcoming agribusiness seminars are scheduled across the state to assist farmers on a variety of topics, including Federal Crop Insurance offerings, navigating the crop insurance claims process should devastation hit your farm, and a market outlook on grain prices for 2020.

“We are excited to connect with our Country clients, Farm Bureau members and others interested in information that will help them better plan for the 2020 crop year in Illinois,” Doug Yoder, Country Financial Crop Agency manager, said.

“These meetings proved helpful during a rough 2019 and assisted many of our clients to be in better positions to overcome the weather challenges they faced because they better understood the resources available to them. I encourage all Illinois farmers to find the nearest agribusiness seminar this winter and plan on attending.”

The first winter crop meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Tortenson Youth Education Center, 13735 Cook Road, Pecatonica. This event is presented as a farmer appreciation dinner event.

Jim Sacia is this year’s guest speaker. He is a former 28-year FBI agent as well as member of the Illinois House of Representatives, where he served for 10 years.

Sacia recently has published a book, “Not in My Wildest Dreams.” Following the guest speaker, Country Financial crop specialists will share a crop insurance update.

For meeting information, call Tyler Hoffman at 815-248-2188 or Jeff Young at 815-624-8411.

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