The Illinois Department of Agriculture today announced winners of the July 10 state commodity board elections. These elections filled positions on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. The farmers that are elected by their peers then manage Illinois’ corn checkoff dollars.
“It’s an honor to be chosen by your fellow producers to represent their interests when these boards decide how best to spend industry checkoff dollars,” Bob Flider, Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, said. “I wish those elected the best of luck as they begin their terms.”
Corn checkoff dollars come from assessments levied at the first point of sale. State law sets the assessment for corn at 5/8 of 1 cent per bushel, a new rate that begins effective Oct. 1. Until that time, the corn checkoff rate is 3/8 of 1 cent per bushel.
The newly-elected board members will serve three-year terms.
ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD
District Counties in District Candidate and Hometown
District 2 Carroll, JoDaviess, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago Lou Lamoreux, Lanark
District 5 Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston Paul Jeschke, Mazon
District 8 Cass, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, Peoria, Tazewell Kent Kleinschmidt, Emden
District 11 Christian, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Shelby To be appointed
District 14 Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe Larry Hasheider, Okawville