Illinois Commodity Board Members Named

Illinois Department of Agriculture announces winners of the state commodity board elections.

Board members were recently elected to serve three-year terms on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board, the Illinois Sheep and Wool Marketing Board and the Illinois Beef Board of Governors - Checkoff Division.

A list of the winners for each commodity board follows:

Illinois Corn Marketing Board

Wendell Shauman, Kirkwood, will represent farmers in District 3, which includes Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island and Warren counties. Scott Stirling, Martinton, will represent farmers in District 6, which includes Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion counties. Gary Schmalshof, Adair, will represent farmers in District 9, which includes Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Pike and Schuyler counties. Hugh Scates, Shawneetown, will represent farmers in District 15, which represents Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union and Williamson counties. A director will be appointed for District 12, which includes Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar and Jasper counties.

Illinois Sheep and Wool Marketing Board

Larry Bartlett, Prairie City, will represent District 3, which includes Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Rock Island and Warren counties.
A director will be appointed for District 6, which includes Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Mason, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Moultrie, Sangamon and Shelby counties.

Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board

Rowen Ziegler, LaHarpe, will represent District 3, which includes Henderson, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark, Warren and Whiteside counties. William Wykes, Plano, will represent District 4, which includes Bureau, Grundy, Kendall, and LaSalle counties. Jason Lay, Bloomington, will represent District 6, which includes Livingston, McLean and Woodford counties. David Niekamp, Coatsburg, will represent District 8, which includes Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough and Schuyler counties. Lyle Wessel, Waterloo, will represent District 15, which includes Clinton, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties.

Tim Scates, Ridgway, will represent District 18, which includes Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson counties.

Illinois Beef Association Board of Governors Checkoff Division

Joe Meyers, Forreston, will represent District 1, which includes Jo Davies, Stephenson, Carroll and Ogle counties. Dale Pfundstein, Sterling, will represent District 2, which includes Whiteside, Lee, Henry, Bureau, Stark, Putnam and Marshall counties. Michael Martz, Maple Park, will represent District 3, which includes Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, LaSalle, Kendall, Will, Grundy and Kankakee counties.

Marlene McChesney, Gladstone, will represent District 4, which includes Rock Island, Mercer, Henderson, Warren, Knox, Hancock, McDonough, Fulton and Adams counties. A director will be appointed to District 5, which includes Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Mason, Brown, Schuyler, Logan, Cass, Menard, Pike, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery counties. A director will also be appointed to District 6, which includes Livingston, Ford, Iroquois, DeWitt, McLean, Macon, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Moultrie, Douglas, Edgar, Shelby, Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Fayette, Jasper, Effingham, Crawford, Clay, Richland and Lawrence counties. Dale Moreland, Anna, will represent District 7, which includes Madison, Bond, St. Clair, Clinton, Marion, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash, Perry, Jackson, Franklin, Hamilton, White, Williamson, Saline, Gallatin, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties.

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