Ag Service Award Presented

Jordan Feucht of Princeville is the recipient of the Peoria County Farm Bureau’s 2010 Ag Service Award.  This is the 15th consecutive year that a Peoria County resident has been recognized for demonstrating outstanding service to agriculture.

Jordan has served as a volunteer truck driver for the Midwest Food Bank in Peoria for the past five years. He has delivered food, clothing, blankets and other needed supplies to the New Orleans area to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina and has made deliveries to the gulf coast for shipment of supplies to the refugees of the earthquake in Haiti.  Jordan has also picked up canned and dried packaged food products from food processing plants for distribution to needy families in the Peoria area. Jordan helped deliver 1200 frozen turkeys to New York City, just in time for Thanksgiving.

He has made deliveries of food, clothing and small farm equipment to an orphanage in Magdalena, Mexico which is the home of 30 young children on a 50-acre compound.

For approximately 25 years, Jordan has helped with the Mennonite Relief Sale that has been held at the Peoria Civic Center and in recent years at the Interstate Center in Bloomington.

Jordan has completed sixteen years of service on the Princeville School Board, served on the Peoria County Farm Bureau Board of Directors as the Akron Township Director from January 2000 to November of 2005, and Secretary of the Board until 2009.  He served as Chairman of the Ag-In-The-Classroom Committee and on several occasions took baby pigs to Peoria classrooms which gave many students their only opportunity to see and feel a real “live” farm animal.  He also has served on the Farm Bureau’s Housing Committee, Kickapoo Property Committee, and Membership Committee, and as a Director on the Farm Bureau’s Foundation Board.

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