GALVA, Ill. – Lanny Dobbels is not just the current
president of the Henry County Pork Producers.
He represents the history of one of the most powerful and
enduring pork producing counties in the state, from raising hogs outside in all
kinds of weather to the move to indoor production and through the ups and downs
of the U.S. pork industry.
“We survived,” he said.
Dobbels was talking about how his family endured some of the
toughest times of pork production.
The last 50 years of pork production in Henry County and the
50th year of the Henry
County Pork Producers will be celebrated on March 1 at Lavender Crest Winery in
“We want to invite anyone who’s been involved in pork
production in Henry County over the last 50 years in Henry County, regardless of
whether they’re still in pork production,” Dobbels said.
Tickets still are available for the event. Dinner will start
at 6 p.m., and the speakers will follow.
For more information, contact Dobbels at (309) 945-5857.
Tickets also are available by contacting the Henry County Farm Bureau at (309)
937-2411 or stopping at the Henry County Farm Bureau office, 114 N. East Street