IL Corn Marketing Board Elects Officers

Lindsay Mitchell

Aug 17, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB

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

                        and Livingston


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 and the family farmers who contribute to the checkoff at