Phil Thornton, IL Corn’s Director of Exports and Logistics, retired today with 15 years of service to Illinois corn farmers.
Thornton came to IL Corn in 2004 from Jerseyville Grain in Jerseyville, IL where he also provided many years of service to Illinois corn farmers.
He specialized in analyzing grain flows, working with Illinois first purchasers of corn, introducing international trade teams to Illinois farmers, and building international missions that guided Illinois farmers to make the best possible leadership decisions for IL Corn.
“Phil has done an excellent job for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and we wish him the best as he enjoys his retirement. His dedication to corn farmers is so appreciated!” said Roger Sy, Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman.
“We have certainly appreciated the last 15 years with Phil. He provided such important information and perspective as we made decisions, and was a friend to every farmer he met,” said Ted Mottaz, Illinois Corn Growers Association President.
Thornton was raised on a farm in Nebraska and looks forward to traveling in his retirement.
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