IL Corn Marketing Board Elects Officers
Mark Wilson, a farmer from Toulon, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2021-22 term.
Wilson, a Stark County farmer, has served on ICMB for seven years. As Chairman, Wilson will represent ICMB as a whole and will continue his obligations to corn farmers in District 4, covering Bureau, Lee, Marshall, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Counties.
Also elected to officer positions were Jim Reed (De Land) as Vice-Chairman, Jon Rosenstiel (Pearl City) as Treasurer, and Jeff Scates (Shawneetown) as Secretary.
Five districts held corn checkoff board elections earlier this summer.
District Counties in District Candidate and Hometown
2 Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Jon Rosenstiel, Pearl City
Stephenson, and Winnebago
5 Grundy, Kankakee LaSalle, Art Bunting, Dwight
8 Cass, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Ross Pauli, Edwards
Menard, Peoria, and Tazewell
11 Christian, Effingham, Fayette, Wayne Rosenthal, Morrisonville
Montgomery, and Shelby
14 Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Dale Haudrich, Waterloo
St. Clair, and Washington
The Illinois Corn Marketing Board was established in 1982 to manage the voluntary checkoff investment that corn farmers in the state agreed to implement that year. The farmers that make up ICMB are elected by their peers to serve unpaid, three-year terms. The ICMB farmer leaders are tasked with developing and maintaining markets for corn which is Illinois' highest valued agricultural commodity. Find out more about ICMB at www.ilcorn.org and the family farmers who contribute to the checkoff at www.watchusgrow.org/corn.