Becky Finfrock

Oct 29, 2013  |  Today's News

The 2013 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, Nov. 26th, at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.  The annual one-day event brings together crop growers and livestock producers from all over the state to discuss the trials and triumphs the agricultural industry faces.

“Connect with your Customer”, is the theme for the conference, which starts at 10:15 am.  A full day of speakers can help attendees connect with their customers, including:

“Connect with your Membership”
Moderated by Jeff Nalley
Featuring ICGA President Paul Taylor, ISA Chairman Bill Raben, IPPA President Dereke Dunkirk, and IBA President Alan Adams

“International Buyers in a U.S. Economy”
Dan Halstrom, US Meat Export Federation

“What Women Want”
Amy Rossi, Illinois Farm Families Farm Mom

"Connect with your Congress”
Mike Stokke, Farm Credit Administration

“The New Face of Uncle Sam”
George P. Bush

Participants should register with their respective commodity groups.  Before Nov. 15, registration is $60, after Nov. 15, the fee is $90.  Students can register for $25.  For more information, visit

The conference is hosted by the Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Illinois Milk Producers Association, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Soybean Association and Illinois Wheat Association.