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
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
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