Mission: Through grassroots advocacy, create a future for Illinois farmers in which they can operate freely, responsibly, and successfully.

Established in 1972, ICGA is a grassroots membership organization with approximately 5,000 members. Because the Illinois Corn Marketing Act precludes the use of corn checkoff dollars for legislative activities, ICGA utilizes membership dues to sustain a notable legislative presence in Springfield, IL, and Washington, DC.


While the Illinois Corn Marketing Board devotes resources to developing programs and materials geared toward corn market expansion, it takes ICGA volunteers to educate consumers and to represent the industry's best interests. The ICGA achieves these goals through the distribution of educational materials such as the Captain Cornelius comic books, grocery store and service station promotions, educational exhibits at state and county fairs, and working with statewide media on issues like ethanol.



President - Marty Marr

Vice President - Matt Rush

Treasurer - Sarah Hastings

Secretary - Kate Danner

Upcoming Meeting Dates 

  • November 20 - 22 (Bloomington)
  • November 22 - Annual Meeting (Asmark Buiding, Bloomington)

2023 Dates

  • January 18 - 19 (tbd)
  • March 7 (Orlando, FIL with Corn Congress)
  • June 6 - 7 (Bloomington)
  • July 17 - 20 - Corn Congress (Washington DC)
  • August 23 - 24 (Bloomington)


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