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Courtesy of the WIU School of Agriculture, "agriculture activist" and Quincy, IL, native Trent Loos will talk about American ag at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Carl Sandburg Theatre in the University Union.
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Agriculture Activist Trent Loos to Talk American Ag Feb. 19

February 7, 2013

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MACOMB, IL -- Hear "agriculture activist" Trent Loos' message about American agriculture on the Western Illinois University Macomb campus this month. Sponsored by the WIU School of Agriculture, Loos' presentation is slated for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Carl Sandburg Theatre in the University Union and is open free to the public.

Raised in Quincy, IL, and a sixth-generation rancher and agriculturist, Loos is now located in central Nebraska, where his operation raises cattle, hogs, horses and meat goats. According to Loos' website, in 2008, the West Quest organization called Loos the "voice of rural America" for his ground-breaking work in advocating for agriculture.

In addition to farming, Loos hosts a radio broadcast, writes columns and a blog and travels the U.S. speaking about agriculture. His website notes that Loos is "dedicated to exploring the interesting people and places of rural America."

For more information, contact Samantha Cunningham, assistant professor, at (309) 298-1288 or via email at or Bart Gill, assistant professor, at (309) 298-2395 or via email at

Learn more about Loos and his work on his website, and visit the WIU School of Agriculture online at

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