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History talk set for November: Barn Keepers welcomes Denny Steele as guest speaker for our next public meeting 7 p.m., Thursday, November 14 in Bloomington.
Denny’s illustrated program, “The Importance of Central Illinois in World Agriculture,” will highlight the significant accomplishments of Gene Funk, A. E. Staley, and Lester Pfister, among others.
Having put in 35 full-time years for Funk Seeds and its successors, Denny brings a wealth of knowledge to the subject. Also of interest, his maternal grandfather is the noted Funk Bros. seed scientist Dr. J.R. Holbert.
As with all Barn Keepers meetings, the Nov. 14 event, will be at the FS Building, 402 Hershey Rd., Bloomington.
Denny’s program is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. See you there!
15th Annual Barn Tour now memory: Wow, we had a supremely successful Barn Tour on Saturday, September 14! Some 350 folks spent a lovely afternoon driving through the countryside of Lexington and Money Creek townships to get a firsthand look at a dozen barns. For photos and more information on this annual program, check out our Barn Tour page!