ICGA Elects New Officers, Board Members
Randy DeSutter, a farmer from Woodhull, IL, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2020-2021 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today following the organization’s annual meeting.
DeSutter has served on the ICGA board for eight years, most recently as vice president. He will continue his role as District 3 Director for the duration of his term as president, serving members in Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, and Warren Counties.
Joining DeSutter in leadership roles are Vice President Marty Marr of Jacksonville, Treasurer Sarah Hastings of Sidney, and Secretary Kate Danner of Aledo.
The Exports Committee will be led by Chairman Dave Rylander of Victoria and Vice Chairman Matt Rush of Fairfield. Elected to lead the Industrial Committee were Terry Smith of Clayton and Vice Chairman Keith Sanders of Vandalia. Grassroots Committee leadership for the coming year are Chairman Bill Leigh of Minonk and Vice Chairman Garrett Hawkins of Waterloo.
Two directors were re-elected and will continue in their positions as directors. They are Keith Sanders for District 11 and Garrett Hawkins for District 14. Reelected At-Large Directors include Kate Danner of Aledo and Dave Rylander of Victoria.
Three newly elected directors include Ellen Rahn of Mount Carroll serving corn farmers in District 2, Jason Bunting of Emington serving corn farmers in District 5, and Mike Shane of Peoria serving corn farmers in District 8.
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.