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"Simply because we don't have farming ...
"Simply because we don't have farming in DuPage County doesn't mean that agriculture is not important to the people who live here," said Michael Ashby, general manager of the DuPage County Farm Bureau, who adds that in the rest of the state, agriculture is the No. 1 industry.
City of West Chicago | Press Release
According to Michael H. Ashby, General Manager for the DuPage County Farm Bureau, "We want this event to be a 'win-win' promotion."
Grand Forks Herald | 11/07/2005 | Urban sprawl drives out Illinois farmer
Today, DuPage has fewer farms and acres of farmland than even Cook County, Ill. In fact, "we have the fewest number of farms of any county in the state," says Mike Ashby, manager of the DuPage County Farm Bureau.
wood-planked front porch, Hageman could see the giant yellow machines move earth and hear the clatter of hammers as one expansive house after another sprang up across the street.
"This is what you go through now; you've got the hammering and the dust flying," Hageman says.He
wife, Ruth, sold their Wil-Ru Farm to a developer who intends to turn it into a neighborhood of million-dollar homes.
Members:John W. Wheeler, Jr., Bob McNees, ...
Members:John W. Wheeler, Jr., Bob McNees, Mike Ashby, Dick O'Gorman, Ed Zuniga, Ed Hrunek
DuPage County Farm Bureau