Thanks to Spoon River College ag student Dallen Lashmett of Rushville, shoppers at the Farm King stores in both Canton and Macomb can enjoy 10% off their purchases on Saturday, April 27, if they are wearing Spoon River College apparel.

Lashmett, who is enrolled in the Agriculture Business Management program at the college is doing his internship at the Canton Farm King store, and the special sale he is organizing will serve as his required project. “I was uncertain if Farm King would allow it, but Don Pollit, Canton Farm King manager, was all for it.” Cindy Foster, Macomb Farm King Manager, also got on board.

Lashmett, who is from Rushville, had worked on farms and enjoyed it, but had never envisioned a career in agriculture. That changed in his junior year at Rushville-Industry High School when Ag teacher Sydney Riden sparked an interest in ag that has continued to grow.

“She doesn’t realize the impact she had on me my last two years of high school,” said Lashmett. “She opened the door to the place I am today.”

While still uncertain what his ultimate career goal will be, it will be agriculture related, and Lashmett is grateful for the people in his life—such as Riden—who helped guide him this far, as well as his grandmother. “Mamaw is the reason I came to college. She made me promise I would, so I did.”

And that says all that one needs to know about the kind of young man Dallen Lashmett is.

The Canton Farm King is located at 2091 N Main Street, and the Macomb Farm King is located at 1620 E. Jackson Street. Saturday hours for both stores are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The sale excludes green tagged items and those already on clearance.

Spoon River College apparel can be purchased at both the Canton and Macomb campuses, and online at

picture of SRC student Dallen Lashmet