It’s with sadness that I report today that Roger Allaman, a 2008 Master Farmer, died Saturday, November 22.
I first came to know Roger as a young freshman at the University of Illinois. His daughter, Lori, was one of my first roommates at 4-H House, and Roger was the all-American Illini dad. He met his wife, Jule, at U of I. “We loved every minute down there,” he’d said.
Over the years, I ran into Roger at various farm meetings. Then when he was selected as a Master Farmer this past…