Robert Klemm of Waynesville in DeWitt County was nominated to serve District 11 on the Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago, Dec. 2-5. Klemm, as well as incumbent directors in Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15 and 17, will be up for election during the delegate business session Monday, Dec. 4.
Klemm was nominated to a two-year term to represent IFB members in Christian, DeWitt, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt and Shelby counties. Klemm, who operates Klemm Tax Service in Lincoln, raises corn, soybeans and hay, as well as Black Angus cattle, with his wife, son, and daughter-in-law.
Klemm serves on the DeWitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, serving as treasurer and building committee chairman, and was a charter member of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau Federation. He also is a past IFB Young Leaders district discussion meet winner.
Klemm is a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, Illinois Soybean Association and Logan County Soil Savers. He serves as treasurer of the Logan County Fair Foundation and is a past board member for the Illinois Association of Tax Practitioners.
Klemm is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, serving as past chairman, vice chairman and building project chairman, usher, committeeman and video operator, and traveled several times to help with Hurricane Katrina cleanup.
Klemm graduated from Illinois State University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in applied science and technology. He and his wife, Patricia, have three grown children, Olivia, John, and Aaron.