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
Today
25°
Partly Sunny
Tonight
19°
Partly Cloudy
1%
Tomorrow
34°
Mostly Cloudy
13%
Tomorrow Night
25°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Sunday
35°
Partly Sunny
6%
Sunday Night
24°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Monday
41°
Partly Sunny
10%
Monday Night
26°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Tuesday
47°
Mostly Sunny
10%
Tuesday Night
31°
Mostly Clear
10%
Wednesday
52°
Mostly Sunny
10%
Wednesday Night
35°
Partly Cloudy
10%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d