Phil Thornton

Retiring Director of Exports and Logistics

Phil Thornton was hired as the Value Enhanced Project Director for IL Corn in October 2004.  This position became the Director of Exports and Logistics in April 2019.

Phil works with farmers and end users to identify market opportunities for corn with specific traits.  He assists in facilitating business, financial plans, marketing plans, and identifies funding options and research needs to facilitate new or expanding markets for corn.

Previously, Phil was a General Manager and Director of Grain and Feed for Jersey County Grain Company.

Phil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.