Central Illinois couple wins sustainable farming award

SPRINGFIELD - A couple from Morgan County will receive a sustainable farming award at the Illinois State Fair.

Jim and Mary Burrus have been named Sustainable Agriculture Farmers of the Year by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.  The couple operates the Indian Creek Farm in Jacksonville, and raises organic, grass-fed cows.  Their first grass-fed cow was sold in 1999, and the herd received organic certification in 2006.

The couple also vends at the state Department of Agriculture's Thursday night farmer's market on the fairgrounds.  The Illinois State Fair continues through August 17.

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