Friday, May 8th, 2009
Photo by Nancy Allen
local picture
Dennis Schwieterman, plant manager at Mercer Landmark's soybean extrusion plant in Rockford, shows soybean oil dripping from machinery at the plant. The facility extracts soybean oil that is shipped to other facilities for refining. The plant produces a zero trans fat oil that is in high demand for frying foods. Members of the first class in the Mercer County Agriculture Leadership Program toured the plant Thursday as part of their final session in the seven-month program that began in November.
Online story associated with this photograph
Organizers of the Mercer County Agriculture Leadership Program hope to offer the program every other year after the first class deemed it a success. Participants talked of their experiences during Thursday morning's monthly Mer . . .
Additional pictures for this date
local picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picture
a_d
Sunday
33°
Snow
100%
Sunday Night
12°
Snow Likely
74%
Monday
21°
Mostly Cloudy
8%
Monday Night
16°
Slight Chance Snow
29%
Tuesday
26°
Chance Snow
30%
Tuesday Night
13°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Wednesday
29°
Partly Sunny
5%
Wednesday Night
27°
Slight Chance Snow
43%
Thursday
38°
Chance Rain/Snow
51%
Thursday Night
20°
Chance Snow
31%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d