Illinois Corn Marketing Board Elects Officers

Tara Desmond

Sep 01, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Jim Reed, a farmer from De Land, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2022-23 term.


Reed, a Piatt County farmer, has served on ICMB for eight years and previous to that was a part of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) board for 12 years. As Chairman, Reed will represent ICMB as a whole and will continue his obligations to corn farmers in District 7, covering Woodford, Mclean, Dewitt, Piatt, Macon and Moultrie Counties.


Also elected to officer positions were Jon Rosenstiel (Pearl City) as Vice-Chairman, Jeff Scates (Shawneetown) as Treasurer and Tim Thompson (Franklin) as Secretary.


Five districts held corn checkoff board elections earlier this summer.


District             Counties in District                                        Candidate and Hometown


3                      Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer,                      Rob Elliott

                        Rock Island and Warren


6                      Champaign, Ford, Iroquis,                                 Steve Fourez

                        and Vermilion


9                      Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough              Terry G. Smith

                        Pike and Schuyler


12                    Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland,                Daniel P. Meyer

                        Douglas, Edgar and Jasper      


15                    Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton              Jeff Scates

                        Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Perry

                        Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union

                        and Williamson


The Illinois Corn Marketing Board was established in 1982 to manage the voluntary checkoff investment that corn farmers in the state agreed to implement that year. The farmers that make up ICMB are elected by their peers to serve unpaid, three-year terms. The ICMB farmer leaders are tasked with developing and maintaining markets for corn which is Illinois' highest valued agricultural commodity. Find out more about ICMB at and the family farmers who contribute to the checkoff at