Farmer’s Institute Exhibit Opens This Saturday


The 130th Annual Montgomery County Farmer’s Institute will be open on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Hillsboro.

Entries for the Farmer’s Institute will be accepted on Friday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m., and again on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. After entries are in place, they will be judged and may then be viewed by the public at no charge. Participants should pick up their prizes and entries beginning at 2 p.m. (and no later than 3 p.m.) on Saturday afternoon at the Extension office. There is no charge for entering exhibits and admission is free.

Classes include Ag Sciences, Fruits and Vegetables, Flowers and Plants, Canned Goods and miscellaneous, Fancywork and Sewing, Culinary and Youth Division.

Youth are invited to make entries in such classes as woodworking, photography, science projects, sewing, horticulture, cooking, nature displays, art projects, cursive handwriting, hand-drawn maps of Illinois, as well as small engines.

Breakfast snacks, BBQ, hot dogs, chips, cookies, soda, coffee and water will be available, and proceeds will benefit the Montgomery County Farmer’s Institute. The Farmer’s Institute is sponsored by the Master Gardeners. For more information contact the Montgomery County Extension Office at 217-532-3941 or contact Kevin Leitheiser at 217-532-2126. Information may also be found online at

All individuals must wear a face covering in University of Illinois Extension spaces indoors, regardless of vaccination status, except when eating or drinking.


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