Phil Thornton » Value Enhanced Project Director
Phil Thornton was hired as the Value Enhanced Project Director for the Illinois Corn Growers Association/Illinois Corn Marketing Board in October of 2004.
Phil’s primary responsibilities are to work with corn producers and end users to identify market opportunities for corn with specific traits. He assists in facilitating business, financial and marketing plans as well as identifying funding options and research needs to facilitate new or expanding markets for corn.
He previously was a General Manager and Director of Grain and Feed for Jersey County Grain Company.
Phil has a Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural Business and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.