After a long, harsh winter, farmers in DeKalb County are ready to get out in their fields with a blessing.
With the wave of an evergreen branch dipped in water, Montgomery resident and United Methodist pastor Rev. Jodeen Immer, (center), blessed farmers and ten tractors at Suydam UMC in Leland, Ill., on Sunday, April 6.
UMC DeKalb district superintendent the Rev. Young-Mee Park, left, also blessed the farmers and tractors from Somonauk, Leland, Earlville, Waterman and Seneca. The sixth annual ceremonies began with Rev. Immer and Rev. Park blessing farm families and jars of seeds, soil and water during 10 a.m. worship services.