Gary Hudson, a farmer from Hindsboro, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2013-2014, at their re-organizational meeting Nov. 26, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.
Hudson has served on the ICGA board for six years, most recently as Vice President. As an At Large Director he represents corn farmers in all over the state of Illinois.
Joining Hudson in leadership roles are Vice President Kenny Hartman of Waterloo, Treasurer Ted Mottaz of Elmwood, and Secretary Randy DeSutter of Woodhull. Elected to lead the Exports Committee were: Chairman, Justin Durdan of Utica; and Vice Chairman, Aron Carlson of Winnebago. Elected to lead the Industrial Committee were: Chairman, Jeff Jarboe of Loda; and Vice Chairman, Grant Noland of Blue Mound. Elected to lead the Grassroots Committee were: Chairman, Paul Taylor of Esmond; and Vice Chairman Richard Gates of Carmi.
Newly elected to serve on the state board are:
District IV – Bill Leigh of Minonk , representing farmers in Bureau, Lee, Marshall, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Counties.
District VII- Jerry Singley of Stanford , representing farmers in DeWitt, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt, and Woodford Counties.
District X – Marty Marr of New Berlin, representing farmers in Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Morgan, Sangamon, and Scott Counties.
Re-elected to serve as Directors on the state board are:
District I – Paul Taylor of Esmond, representing farmers in Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.
District XIII – Richard Gates of Carmi, representing farmers in Clay, Edwards, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Richland, Marion, Wabash, Wayne, and White Counties.
At Large Directors elected are: Wayne Anderson of Geneseo, interlocking Director with the Illinois Farm Bureau, Jim Reed of Monticello, and Gary Hudson of Hindsboro.
The ICGA board - which coordinates and conducts market development, legislative, and public relations programs to benefit corn producers - consists of 15 directors representing specific districts and three at-large directors.