(Canton, IL) -- A west central Illinois State Representative was recognized by the Illinois Farm Bureau last week. Representative Mike Unes was given the 2014 "Friend of Agriculture" award by the Illinois Farm Bureau. The award was given to him by the Fulton County Farm Bureau last Wednesday on the last commercial dairy farm located in Fulton County, the Bill Carlberg Farm. Carlberg is the President of the Fulton County Farm Bureau. The award is given based on a legislators' proven record of understanding the importance of Illinois Agriculture and the far-reaching benefits of Illinois' agricultural products and the importance farmers play in our State, Nation and World.