Hartke, Charles

Charles Hartke
Charles Hartke grew up on the family farm in rural Effingham County. Following military service, he entered the political arena, serving on the County Board before being elected as a Representative to the Illinois House, where he focused on agricultural issues. Hartke served as Director of the Department of Agriculture during the Rod Blagojevich administration. He discusses historic changes in ag, and expresses optimism for its future.