The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Beef Producers

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

31 January 2007

Beef Producers really keep busy in January-February. There was the Tri-County Cattlemen's banquet in Macomb, the Hancock County Cattlemen's meeting in Carthage Saturday, Ag Strategies meetings put on by seed corn dealers and banks, and the upcoming annual meeting of the Ethanol plant, besides calving, choring and going to auctions, and it's time for tax work.

No wonder two of the Ag meetings my husband and I attended had comedians for the entertainment. You just have to have a sense of humor to get through the day.

First State Bank of Western Illinois had a farm boy, Jay Hendren of Ohio, who interacted with the crowd. In fact, he took my camera and begin shooting photos of the crowd.

Both Hendren and comedian Dwight Slade at the Tri-County Cattlemen's meeting touched on the over use of drugs for kids when they both thought what was needed was a swift kick. Hendren said he had Attention Deficit Disorder too, as a kid, but he wasn't given drugs. His parents had a way of making him pay attention, he said.