The Illinois Corn Growers Association elected new officers at its reorganizational meeting. Named to the leadership roles were (from left) Ted Mottaz, treasurer; Gary Hudson, president; Kenny Hartman, vice president; and Randy DeSutter, secretary.
The Illinois Corn Growers Association elected new officers at its reorganizational meeting. Named to the leadership roles were (from left) Ted Mottaz, treasurer; Gary Hudson, president; Kenny Hartman, vice president; and Randy DeSutter, secretary.

NORMAL, Ill. – Gary Hudson has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association for 2013-2014 at the group’s recent reorganizational meeting.

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 are:

* 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 counties.

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 at-large directors.