Local couple named runners-up for national award


By Cynthia Grau/WJEZ News

Jesse and Mary Faber of Pontiac have been named the runners up for an American Farm Bureau Federation award yesterday.

The Fabers were named Illinois’ winners of the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher Excellence in Ag Award and went on to the national convention to compete with winners from other states.

This award is given to a competitor based on his or her efforts in production agriculture, leadership ability and involvement in participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.