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[February 22, 2008]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its ninth annual Ag Day Breakfast on March 19 at 7 a.m. The event, to take place in Laughlin Center on the campus of Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, is part of the National Agriculture Week observance to bring business and agriculture leaders together.

Keynote speaker for the event is nationally acclaimed humorist Royce Elliott, "America's Funniest Clean Comedian." Elliott has appeared regularly in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Branson, Mo., and many other venues in the U.S. and Canada.

In addition to the lighthearted entertainment, an overview of local farm economy trends that affect jobs and economic development will be presented by Nic Anderson from the National Pork Board. John Hartman of Farm Credit Services will review the economic impact of agriculture in Logan County.

The highlight of the breakfast will be the announcement and introduction of the 2008 Ag Day Scholarship winners. Scholarships will be awarded to Logan County students who are studying for careers in agriculture, particularly those interested in returning to Logan County. (See related article.)

Dave Irwin, chairman of the chamber's ag committee, emphasizes that the scholarship program and breakfast for the community would not be possible without the generous support of local businesses. Sponsors will be listed on a keepsake souvenir and recognized during the event through vendor tables, promotional giveaways and a slide show presentation.

Guzzardo's Italian Villa will cater the breakfast. There is no charge to attend the event, but a reservation is required. RSVPs must be received prior to 5 p.m. March 12 and may be made by calling the chamber of commerce, 217-735-2385.

[Text from file received from the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]

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