Benton…. State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) on Wednesday presented members of the Farm City Days committee with a copy of House Resolution 380, which designated June 10, 2017, as “Farm City Days” in Illinois. The event saw an excellent turn out, considering that prior to this year Franklin County had not held Farm City Days in more than 21 years.
“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,” Rep. Severin said. “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 is a family-friendly festival that gives Franklin County residents a unique opportunity to learn about the equipment, operations, and techniques behind modern farming. Steve Browning, Chairman of Farm City Days 2017, was happy with this year’s event and felt that HB 380 would help build the events reputation moving forward.
“It is a big boost for Farm City Days to receive state wide recognition from the Illinois General Assembly.” Browning said, “The committee is proud of the event we were able to put on, and positive attention like what we have received from Representative Severin will only help grow the event for next year.
“Also thanks to my Co-Chair Gay Bowlin and the other committee men and women. Without their hard work Farm City Days could not have had the success it did.”
The Farm City Days committee has already settled on June 9, 2018, as the date for next year’s event.