NORMAL, Ill.—Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2018-2019 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today immediately following the organization’s annual meeting.
Mottaz has served on the ICGA board for six years, most recently as vice president. He will continue his role as District 8 Director for the duration of his term as president, serving members in Cass, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, Peoria, and Tazewell Counties.
Joining Mottaz in leadership roles are Vice President Bill Leigh of Minonk, Treasurer Matt Rush of Fairfield and Secretary Dave Rylander of Victoria.
The Exports Committee will be led by Chairman Marty Marr of New Berlin and Vice Chairman Don Guinnip of Marshall. Elected to lead the Industrial Committee were Randy DeSutter of Woodhull and Vice Chairman Mike Homerding of Plainfield. Grassroots Committee leadership for the coming year are Chairman Aron Carlson of Winnebago and Vice Chairman Terry Smith of Clayton.
Four directors were re-elected and will continue in their positions as directors. They are Randy DeSutter for District 3, Terry Smith for District 9, Don Guinnip for District 12, and Joe Murphy for District 15.
Reelected At-Large Directors include Kate Danner of Aledo and Dave Rylander of Victoria.
The Director of District 6, serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion Counties did not seek reelection. Without a farmer running in this district, the office is currently vacant. Any ICGA farmer member from Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, or Vermilion Counties that is interested in serving in this capacity should contact the ICGA office.
Illinois Corn Growers Association is a state-based organization that represents the interests of corn farmers in Illinois, including by maintaining a high profile on issues in Washington, DC, and Springfield, IL. They aim to create and maintain opportunities for Illinois corn farmers to capture more value for their product. In order to fulfill this mission, the organization conducts governmental affairs activities at all levels, market development projects, and educational and member service programs. For further information regarding their work and involvement, visit their website www.ilcorn.org.