Greetings from Northern Illinois, where the rain continues to keep our farmers out of the field. Our chapter gave its annual scholarship to a young man from Seneca High School who will be pursuing an education in agriculture at Joliet Junior College this fall. After sending our trailer to the Sublette Toy and Tractor Show, and the Seneca FFA Toy Show, we sold our wares at the “Spring at the Farm” Show on the Dickson- Murst Farm in Montgomery, Illinois. Besides the farm livestock brought by the Kendall County 4-H kids, many pieces of farm equipment were on display including some hit & miss gas engines, an IH separator, and many tractors of all colors. The next show we will attend will be the Sandwich Early Day Engine Club Show in late June and many shows coming up in July and August. We will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Chapter 10 by working with them at the Penfield, Illinois show in early July.

–Ron Drumm, Secretary