Lindsay Mitchell

Jul 06, 2016  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will conduct elections on July 7, 2016 of the candidates for Illinois Corn Marketing Board directors.

All eligible corn farmers and checkoff contributors are encouraged to vote. Anyone who grows or sells corn is eligible to vote in this election. Ballots may be cast at the respective county Cooperative Extension Offices during regular operating hours.

Check off dollars come from assessments levied at the first point of sale. State law sets assessment for corn at 5/8 of 1 cent per bushel.

For the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, candidates include:

District            Counties in District                                      Candidate and Hometown

3                      Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer             Thomas Mueller, Taylor Ridge                              
                         Rock Island, and Warren

6                      Champaign, Ford, Iroquois                        Dirk Rice, Philo
                         and Vermilion                                                   

9                       Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike                  Daniel Cole, Plainville
                         McDonough, and Schuyler                           

12                     Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland,      Roger Sy, Newman
                          Douglas, Edgar and Jasper

15                      Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Perry,        James Raben, Ridgway
                          Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson
                          Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph,
                          Saline, Union and Williamson