GURNEE – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is highlighting Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ Cream of the Crop Photo Contest.

The photo contest is a statewide event that aims to get young people involved with agricultural resources in their communities.�

“Although we live in the suburbs, agriculture is all around us and plays a vital role in sustaining our economy and environment,” Mason said in a news release. “While students are having to spend time away from school, there’s no better time to get outside and explore the wide array of fields, pastures and farmers markets our community has to offer.”

The Cream of the Crop Photo Contest is open to all Illinois students ages 8 to 18. Photo submissions should depict agriculture from any part of Illinois.

Winning photos will be used to create promotional materials for Ag Invest, the treasurer’s program that provides low-interest loans to farmers. The contest is open until June 24.

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May 14, 2020 at 05:09PM