Illinois’ Gem City has a population of 41,000+ and is a river town, but you sure can’t call it sleepy! It is alive and well with a great deal of agriculture- based industry, and as part of the Summer Tour Group, you are going to stop in and visit for a spell !!
Thursday, August 1
Depart the base hotel, Holiday Inn, 4821 Oak Street, via motor coach and head for:
• ADM’s brand new feed processing facility….formerly owned and managed by Moorman’s, this plant just opened in April 2019. It features expanded manufacturing assets, additional warehouse space, a dedicated feed line for non-medicated products, automated packaging systems and process controls, and pressed tubs for multiple animal species. And you’re going to see it all!
• Knapheide Manufacturing Company is North America’s most popular manufacturer of truck bodies and truck beds. There are more work trucks on the road today with “Knapheide” stamped on the truck body than any other manufacturer.
• Lunch at Quincy Development Center.
• Doyle Equipment Manufacturing produces dry fertilizer blending, conveying, tending, and spreading equipment. Doyle is four-generation family-owned and operated.
• JM Huber Caves stretch from Ill. 57 east to about 14th Street and contain about 700,000 square feet of warehouse space, which is operated by a subsidiary, Underground Warehouses Inc. Several companies rent space in the caves. J. M. Huber also mines limestone in other parts of the caves.
• Spirit Knob Winery will be our hosts for an evening of fine food and wines (and other beverages) and the opportunity to tour the grounds.
Friday, August 2
• Plated breakfast at Holiday Inn.
• Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan will deliver a report on the state of Illinois’ agriculture.
• Springfield Plastics will provide update on what’s happening in farm drainage industry.
• Quincy Farm Products works with food manufacturers to divert food by-products from landfills, and with ag producers and food processors to develop healthy, nutritious, and balanced livestock feed and feed ingredients. We will leave the hotel and make the short drive via private auto to visit this facility.
A block of rooms in the name of Farm Managers and Appraisers has been set at the
4821 Oak Street
The rate is $ 93.00. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 217-223-7800. The room block expires on Wednesday, July 10.
Get more details (and a PDF registration form, if you prefer not to register online) here.