MORRIS – Grundy County has a strong agricultural heritage that will be celebrated Aug. 23 as the Grundy County Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years.
“The Grundy County Farm Bureau was created April 1, 1914, when a group of farmers in Grundy County got together to preserve agriculture, and give farmers a voice in legislative issues,” said Tasha Bunting, Grundy County Farm Bureau manager. “One-hundred years later, we’re still here.”
As a way to celebrate this year, local farmers and other antique tractor enthusiasts will get together to travel through Grundy County with a stop in Morris at the Grundy County Courthouse.
The tractors will meet at the farm of Terry and Carol Seggebruch at 6 a.m, at 7940 Pioneer Road. They will then begin their route at 8 a.m. when they will travel from Nelson Road to Scott School Road to Nettle School Road to Old Stage Road, where they will then travel into town for staging at the Courthouse Square.
Bunting said the display of tractors will help highlight the advancements that farming has made in the last several decades.
The tractor drive will be in addition to the other events being hosted at the Seggebruch farm where families are invited to come out for dinner and entertainment in the evening.
“It’s a family focused event,” Bunting said. “We want people to come out and see what’s going on.”
Terry Seggebruch said it’s a great way to celebrate 100 years of Grundy County Farm Bureau and remind people that farming is still significant in Grundy County.
The farm bureau is asking that tractor owners register their tractors because the space is limited. If you would like information about the tractor drive or other events, you can contact the Grundy County Farm Bureau at 815-942-6400.