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Farmers and former Illinois Corn directors Mark Wilson and Jim Reed have been elected to the U.S. Grains Council board. Together, Illinois Corn and the USGC have played a pivotal role in promoting the state’s corn and ethanol exports.
Kenneth Hartman Jr. was elected the next first vice president for the upcoming fiscal year by the National Corn Growers Association, effective Oct. 1.
Three finalists have been selected for the inaugural Illinois Leopold Conservation Award.
The Illinois Soybean Association and its partners are honored to continue the Illinois 20 Under 40 recognition program in 2023. The program celebrates 20 young farmers under 40 for their work in the agricultural community and beyond.
Illinois corn and soybean farmers are fueling the Illinois High School Association football championships this fall — literally.
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program remains a trusted resource for children to learn about agriculture, and the program recently received funding to continue classroom lessons thanks to IAA Foundation grants to local county coalitions.
The Illinois Soybean Association kicked off our new fiscal year with a slate full of promising and purposeful projects that place Illinois soybean farmers’ profitability as a top priority by growing opportunities for soybean uses, markets, accessibility and demand.
“I don’t know what you think you’re doing, but you’re a communicator.” Mark Lambert, then-Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board communications director, gave that sage advice to Lindsay Mitchell just over 15 years ago.
Crop insurance protection, market access and nutrition programs were among the top priorities expressed in a farm bill listening session held during the Illinois State Fair’s Agriculture Day.
The Illinois Corn Growers Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house at its headquarters in the afternoon and reception, dinner and program that evening at the DoubleTree Hotel.
The Illinois Farm Families Coalition’s consumer engagement campaign to build trust in Illinois farmers and their farming practices was the recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award in the “Reputation Management” category.
The Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association are teaming up to offer a new water testing initiative challenge for Illinois FFA chapters to learn about nutrient loss and water quality issues facing agriculture.
No matter what part of Illinois agriculture you mention, Wendell Shauman has been there and done that.
His journey started on a farm in rural western Illinois. Seven decades later, he has traveled to various foreign countries, has been in the room at some of the most momentous times in agriculture and has seen some of the best and most difficult years in U.S. agriculture.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture held a public meeting allowing public comment regarding a proposed referendum for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. The referendum proposes raising the corn checkoff rate from 5/8 of a cent to 7/8 of a cent per bushel.