On my trip home this week, I really paid attention to the harvest. Even as the sun dipped beyond the horizon, farmers and their equipment were hard at work getting the crops out. The scene got me thinking about the importance of agriculture to our region.
When you live in the city, even a city like Peoria that is surrounded by thousands of acres of farmland, you can pretty quickly forget one of the jewels of this area. In fact, I imagine that most of the readership of this newsletter takes agriculture for granted. But agriculture has long been the foundation of our community. . .