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Farmland protection manager to speak

Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:00 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:25 p.m. CST

SYCAMORE – Janice Hill, local foods and farmland protection manager for the Kane County Development Department, has been invited to speak at the annual meeting of the DeKalb County Farmland Foundation.

The foundation will meet at 10 a.m. March 29 in the Hy-Vee clubroom, 2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.

Hill is a land-use planner specializing in farmland protection, local agricultural foods and resource conservation. She will share important legislation the Kane County Board has enacted in the past three years to enhance farmland preservation and to support local food production.

The DeKalb County Farmland Foundation is dedicated to preserving farm land and open space for current and future generations.

The president is Gerald Brauer; vice president is Barry Schrader; secretary is Donna Bennett and treasurer is Larry Salberg. Additional board members will be nominated at the meeting. Membership is $25 a year.

For more information, call Bennett at 815-756-7712.

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