Mission: Through strategic investment of Illinois corn check off dollars, grow demand, create new markets, foster understanding of corn farmers and the corn industry.
Established in 1982, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board serves and is accountable to the interests of all Illinois farmers. ICMB is a group of 15 farmers from across Illinois elected by their peers. The mission of this farmer board is to increase the profitability of corn production by developing and maintaining markets for corn and corn products.
ICMB collects and administers the 7/8ths of a cent checkoff on each bushel of corn sold. The funds are used primarily for research, education, and promotion, following closely to our goals and mission statement listed below. Each project funded by the ICMB relates directly back to the goal of protecting Illinois corn farmer profitability, whether by increasing market opportunities, increasing marketing price, or decreasing costs to the farmer, i.e. regulatory or input costs.
Illinois corn farmers, through ICMB checkoff dollars, also fund the U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Meat Export Federation, and the Poultry and Egg Export Council, leaders in overseas market development, the National Corn Growers Association which addresses domestic market development and research on a national scale and IL Farm Families which works to tell the story of Americas safe and abundant food supply.
Chair - Jim Reed, District 7
Vice Chair - Jon Rosenstiel, District 2
Treasurer - Jeff Scates, District 15
Secretary - Tim Thompson, District 10
Upcoming Meetings Dates:
March 2 - 3 - Bloomington
June 8 - 9 - Bloomington
July 5 - 7 - tbd
August 23 - 24 - Bloomington