Plainfield –State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was awarded the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2016 Friend of Agriculture Award earlier this month, which recognized his voting record in line with the needs of Illinois farmers. On October 18th, in order to maintain his connection to District 97’s farming operations, he joined Will County Farm Bureau’s John Andermann atop his combine harvester.
Mr. Andermann said, “I was happy to have him along during my day’s work, as he has been consistently receptive to farming needs and issues. I thank him for that, and for coming to talk with me today.”
Rep. Batinick stated, “We must always support Illinois’ agriculture as it will remain vital to our State and country’s well-being. Many constituents of District 97 make their livelihood through farming, and I am grateful that John Andermann allowed me to go to work with him today.”