Illinois Corn Marketing Board Elects Officers
Jim Reed, a farmer from De Land, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2022-23 term.
Reed, a Piatt County farmer, has served on ICMB for eight years and previous to that was a part of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) board for 12 years. As Chairman, Reed will represent ICMB as a whole and will continue his obligations to corn farmers in District 7, covering Woodford, Mclean, Dewitt, Piatt, Macon and Moultrie Counties.
Also elected to officer positions were Jon Rosenstiel (Pearl City) as Vice-Chairman, Jeff Scates (Shawneetown) as Treasurer and Tim Thompson (Franklin) as Secretary.
Five districts held corn checkoff board elections earlier this summer.
District Counties in District Candidate and Hometown
3 Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rob Elliott
Rock Island and Warren
6 Champaign, Ford, Iroquis, Steve Fourez
9 Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough Terry G. Smith
Pike and Schuyler
12 Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Daniel P. Meyer
Douglas, Edgar and Jasper
15 Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton Jeff Scates
Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Perry
Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union
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.