On August 17, 2017 the Knox County Farm Bureau Board of Directors hired Hailey Weyhrich, Illinois Farm Bureau Manager Trainee, as the new Executive Director of the Knox County Farm Bureau effective October 1, 2017. Hailey is from Manito and is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Agribusiness Markets and Management. Hailey started with the Illinois Farm Bureau Manager Training Program in May of 2017. “The KCFB is also excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Hailey Weyhrich, to Knox County. The KCFB Board of Directors are confident that Hailey will help lead our organization to new achievements in the future as we continue to represent agriculture and rural interests in Knox County,” stated Strom.