FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tricia Braid
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is seeking a candidate for the District 11 seat representing Christian, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties.
This is an open seat. The procedure set forth by the Illinois Corn Marketing Act is for the ICMB Board to appoint a director to that seat for a three-year term.
To be eligible for the seat, one must be a resident of the State of Illinois and a resident of the district in and for which they are nominated and elected; must be of legal voting age; and must by subject to the Illinois corn checkoff.
Anyone interested in nominating themselves or another should contact the ICMB office immediately for further information by calling (309) 827-0912. An information sheet will be provided by ICMB and must be returned to the office no later than August 3. Candidates will be interviewed by the ICMB Executive Committee who will then make a recommendation to the full ICMB Board of Directors at their August meeting which is scheduled for August 21-23.
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 http://www.ilcorn.org and the family farmers who contribute to the checkoff at http://www.watchusgrow.org.