NORMAL, Ill. – Gary Hudson has been elected president of the
Illinois Corn Growers Association for 2013-2014 at the group’s recent
Hudson, a farmer from Hindsboro, has served on the ICGA
board for six years, most recently as vice president. As an at-large director,
he represents corn farmers from all over the state of Illinois.
Joining Hudson in leadership roles are Vice President Kenny
Hartman of Waterloo, Treasurer Ted Mottaz of Elmwood and Secretary Randy
DeSutter of Woodhull.
Elected to lead the Exports Committee were Chairman Justin
Durdan of Utica and Vice Chairman Aron Carlson of Winnebago.
Named to the Industrial Committee leadership were Chairman
Jeff Jarboe of Loda and Vice Chairman Vi Grant Noland of Blue Mound.
Chairman Paul Taylor of Esmond and Vice Chairman Richard
Gates of Carmi will lead the Grassroots Committee.
Newly elected to serve on the state board are:
* District 4 — Bill Leigh of Minonk, representing farmers in Bureau, Lee,
Marshall, Putnam, Stark and Whiteside counties;
* District 7 — Jerry Singley of Stanford, representing farmers in DeWitt,
Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt and Woodford counties; and
* District 10 — Marty Marr of New Berlin, representing farmers in Calhoun,
Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Morgan, Sangamon and Scott counties.
Re-elected to serve as directors on the state board
* District 1 — Paul Taylor of Esmond, representing farmers in Boone, Cook,
DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties; and
* District 13 — Richard Gates of Carmi, representing farmers in Clay,
Edwards, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Richland, Marion, Wabash, Wayne and White
At-large directors elected were Wayne Anderson of Geneseo,
interlocking director with the Illinois Farm Bureau, Jim Reed of Monticello and
Gary Hudson of Hindsboro.
The ICGA board, which coordinates and conducts market
development, legislative, and public relations programs to benefit corn
producers, consists of 15 directors representing specific districts and three