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[FEB. 12, 2004]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its fifth annual Ag Day breakfast on March 19, at 7 a.m. The event, to take place at the Laughlin Center on the campus of Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, is part of the National Agriculture Week observance, March 14-20.

Keynote speaker for the event is Bill Nelson, a futures analyst with A.G. Edwards & Sons in St. Louis. Nelson will discuss grain futures and provide a forecast for the upcoming growing season. With a bachelorís degree in meteorology and a masterís in agronomy from Purdue University, Nelson has estimated and interpreted supply-and-demand variables for more than 20 years. 

One of the highlights of the breakfast will be the announcement of this yearís Ag Day scholarship winners. Scholarships will be awarded to Logan County students who are studying toward careers in agriculture, particularly those interested in returning to Logan County. 

 

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Ag Day breakfast committee co-chairmen Larry Huelskoetter and Bill Sahs emphasize that the scholarship program and breakfast for the community would not be possible without the generous support of local businesses. Businesses interested in participating as a sponsor are encouraged to contact the chamber of commerce.

There is no charge to attend the breakfast, but a reservation is required. RSVPs must be received prior to March 10 and may be made by calling the chamber office, (217) 735-2385.

[Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce
news release]

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