The Rochester Sesquicentennial Committee, along with Sloan Implement Co., will present “Prairie & Farm Fields - A Salute to Agriculture” Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Firehouse.

The event will feature food, music, vintage equipment plus the latest models from John Deere, agricultural displays and activities for children. The Tot Rods Pedal Tractor Pull will be held at 10:30 a.m., with trophies and ribbons awarded, followed by a K-9 demonstration by the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department at 12 noon. John Deere himself will be re-enacted by Brian “Fox” Ellis at 1 p.m.

More information on this event and the Sequicentennial is available at or by contacting Carolyn Moore (498-7891) or Ruth Ann Theis (498-9804).