“Agribusiness is the backbone of our economy,” Bennett said. “It’s important we promote agriculture business policies in Illinois to protect the rights of Illinois farmers as well as creating an environment to foster and encourage more people to work in this fine profession.”

Bennett is no stranger to agriculture having spent time on his family’s farm in Gibson City. One of his many interests includes learning new farming techniques and technology.

Last month, he spent some time with the Vermilion County Farm Bureau visiting with Executive Director Kerry Wienke and the legislative committee to give them a Springfield update and discuss agriculture issues important to the state and community.

“Senator Bennett is a strong voice for agriculture and his appointment as vice chair of the senate agriculture committee will be an asset to farmers.  We look forward to working with him in this new role to advance issues supporting farmers,” said Kevin Semlow, Illinois Farm Bureau Director of State Legislation.

Bennett is ready to hit the ground running and has a great deal of new ideas to discuss with the committee. He encourages area farmers to reach out to his Champaign office at (217) 355-5252 or Danville office at (217) 442-5252 with any legislative proposals, issues or ideas.


CAPTION: State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) gives Executive Director Kerry Wienke and the Vermilion County Farm Bureau legislative committee a legislative update. Bennett has been recently appointed to be the Vice-Chairperson on the Senate’s Committee on Agriculture.


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Office Info

Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 355-5252

Danville Office:
201 N. Vermilion St. Suite 323
Danville, IL 61832
P: (217) 442-5252

Springfield Office:
218-B State House
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-2507