ICGA Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration

Lindsay Mitchell

Aug 19, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

ICGA Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration


This week, the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) announced that they will celebrate 50 years of outstanding service to their farmer members in 2022. All are invited to a formal celebration of their work on August 8, 2022, in Bloomington. 


ICGA was incorporated on July 30, 1971 by Rollie Main from Altona, IL. The first meeting of the association was held on February 18, 1972 in Galesburg with J.R. Block, Rollie Main, John Curry, Don Love, and Housel Roberts present.  John Block was selected as the chairman of this initial meeting.


Since then, ICGA has 39 presidents lead the association, 7 ICGA leaders serve as Chairman of the National Corn Growers Association, 1 leader serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1 leader serve as Illinois Director of Agriculture, 1 leader serve as Illinois State Representative and Illinois State Senator, and 1 leader serve as USDA Risk Management Agency Administrator.  ICGA is proud to have had a roll in developing the leaders that have guided the Illinois and U.S. agriculture industry.


Join us to celebrate these leaders, and all the other members and leaders that have shared ideas, met with their elected officials, testified at Congressional hearings, and represented Illinois farmers in various capacities at local, state-wide, and national levels. All are welcome to the August 8, 2022 50th Anniversary celebration with an agenda to be determined later.