Roger Sy, a farmer from Newman, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2019-20 term.
Sy, a Douglas County farmer, has served on ICMB for six years. As Chairman, Sy will represent ICMB as a whole and will continue his obligations to corn farmers in District 12, covering Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar and Jasper Counties.
Also elected to officer positions were (pictured L-R) Jim Reed (DeLand) as Secretary, Dirk Rice (Philo) as Vice-Chairman, Roger Sy, and Mark Wilson (Toulon) as Treasurer.
Five districts held corn checkoff board elections earlier this summer.
District Counties in District Candidate and Hometown
3 Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Robert (Rob) Elliott, Cameron
Rock Island, and Warren
6 Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Dirk Rice, Philo
9 Adams, Brown, Hancock, Daniel (Dan) Cole, Plainville
McDonough, Pike, and Schuyler
12 Clark, Coles, Crawford, Roger Sy, Newman
Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar,
15 Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Jeff Scates, Shawneetown
Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson,
Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope,
Pulaski, Randolph, Saline,
Union, and Williamson