Karen Neff is the ICMB director for Ddistrct 14. She lives in Belleville with her husband Richard and they have two children. Karen earned her BS in Business and BS in Computer Science at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.
In 1989, Karen and Richard took over operations of their farm which has been in their family for generations. They grow corn and soybeans in addition to a wean-to-finish hog operation. Her passion for farming was influenced at a young age by her father's farming work. Her family works hard to improve their farming practices in hopes it will sustain their farm for future generations.