University of Illinois to honor state agriculture

CHAMPAIGN - University of Illinois officials say they will recognize the state's agriculture industry during the upcoming Illinois-Purdue football game on October 4.

Officials made the announcement in a news release on Tuesday.  The university's College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences will receive an $8,000 check to help with student recruitment and programming.

The money was donated by eight agribusinesses, some of which are also corporate partners of Illinois Athletics.

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