Illinois Senate confirms Raymond Poe as Ag. Director

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday, April 13, to confirm Raymond Poe as the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Poe, a third generation farmer, had previously been appointed to the position by Governor Bruce Rauner on November 13, 2015. He has previously served 21 years in the Illinois House, representing the 99th District, where he served on the House Ag and Conservation Committee. The now confirmed Director also served as the President of Sangamon County Farm Bureau and Lincoln Farm Supply.

He says this opportunity to a dream come true.

“Farming and agriculture is a big part of my family’s legacy, as the next generation now runs the family operation,” Poe explains.

Director Poe says his goal is to continue to grow the agriculture industry and make Illinois agriculture “something we can be proud of for generations to come.”

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