$18 million gift benefiting LLCC Agriculture announced

Kreher Charitable Trust CheckOfficials of the LLCC Foundation announced yesterday that the college’s agriculture program is the beneficiary of the Kreher Farm Perpetual Charitable Trust, with total assets of $18 million. The gift will be used to transform and grow the LLCC agriculture program.

Speakers at the event were Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; Don Wienhoff, Quorum Consulting; Bill Harmon, LLCC agronomy professor and agriculture program coordinator; Dominic Ruppert, LLCC agriculture student; and Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation. View photos from the press conference.

“The Kreher’s desire was that agriculture be promoted in various ways, to the benefit of – first and foremost – students, along with farmers and the community as a whole. This support will enable us to meet the needs of our growing and diverse student population and provide relevant, up-to-date curriculum on the latest technology in state-of-the-art facilities and environments,” said Harmon. Read more.

The announcement was covered by WAND, WCIA, WICS, FOX 55State Journal-Register, RFD-Illinois, NPR-Illinois, WTAX, WFMB, WTIM, WSMI and the LLCC Lamp.