Saturday, February 11, 2012

My first trip to Champaign

I had the opportunity this week to visit the University of Illinois for an agricultural leadership meeting. I'm kind of glad my family wasn't with me since I, in their words, "geeked out" a little. For someone who has made a job in ag history a visit to one of the major land grant colleges in the country is a big deal. I was especially excited to see the round barns on campus. Years ago a friend of mine came across some old blue prints used to construct the round barns at the university farm. The drawings were so beautiful that they were frame-worthy. To get to see the barns in perfect condition was great. While it is no Purdue, it was still a fun trip.