Even at an early age, Cheryl Day was a passionate and practical advocate for agriculture. As a young child, Day convinced her father that raising Angus Cattle was more than just a hobby but a chosen career path. She followed the footsteps of eight generations before her, as an agriculture producer. The need to tell her agriculture story had become a priority for Cheryl. As a teenager Day encountered many attempts from anti-agriculture groups to erode the business of agriculture. During her college years, Cheryl was a powerful voice for keeping her college’s agriculture program alive when politicians threatened to end the program. On a campus in the heart of Illinois farmland, Day quickly realized that her fellow college students had no idea where their food came from and the fight to keep the program open became a stage for educating. After earning her degree in Ag-Business from Illinois State University, she returned to farm. Day, along with her husband and two children, raises corn, soybeans, and registered Angus Cattle in Illinois. As an accent to her agriculture enterprise, Cheryl freelances as an agriculture communicator and public relations consultant. In addition to her work experience, Day has dedicated countless volunteer efforts to speaking out for agriculture and organizing grassroots efforts to protect the science of producing agriculture products for the next generation to come.
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