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ugust is State Fair time in Illinois and each year, Director of the Department of Agriculture, now Tom Jennings, hosts a luncheon for the industry and  for agricultural educators and students on Agriculture Day (this year Tuesday, August 17th).  Eli’s is proud to support  Agriculture Day by donating Eli’s Cheesecake for dessert.

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WGN Farm Broadcaster and Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Tom Jennings recognize Eli’s Cheesecake for once again donating dessert for the Agriculture Day luncheon.

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WGN Farm Broadcaster Orion Samuelson with Eli’s Marc, Elana and Maureen Schulman

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William Hook, Principal and Sheila Fowler, Master Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor, with Eli’s Marc Schulman at the Illinois State Fair.

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Illinois FFA President, John Edgar, Vice President, Jake Ekstrand thank Eli’s Marc and Elana Schulman for donating dessert for the Agriculture Day luncheon.

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Eli’s President Marc Schulman thanks University of Illinois Chancellor Bob Easter and President Michael Hogan for their support of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair.

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As always, a highlight of the Illinois State Fair is the Butter Cow. Created by artist, Sharon BuMann, the Butter Cow is made out of 800 lbs. of unsalted butter.