Plainfield – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was awarded the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2016 Friend of Agriculture Award, which recognized his voting record in line with the needs of Illinois farmers.
Rep. Batinick stated, “It is important that the State remains attentive to Illinois’ agricultural industry because this industry is vital to our State and our country. From my post in District 97, many constituents make their livelihood through Illinois’ vast agriculture, and I’d like to thank all of them for this recognition.”
Mark Schneidewind, a Manager of the Will County Farm Bureau, stated, “The Illinois Farm Bureau tracks important pieces of legislation on behalf of farmers, and we are grateful to the efforts of all lawmakers that keep farmers in mind. Representative Batinick’s voting record has been a great help to Illinois agriculture, and it’s a privilege to present the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture Award to him this year.”