The Illinois Department of Agriculture last week announced winners of the July 8 state commodity board elections.
The elections filled positions on three boards: the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, the Illinois Soybean Association Program Operating Board and the Illinois Sheep and Wool Marketing Board.
The Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director elected for Woodford, McLean, Dewitt, Macon, Piatt, and Moultrie Counties is Jim Reed of Monticello. Elected Director to represent Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Greene, Jersey, Calhoun, and Macoupin County is Bill Long of Franklin.
The Illinois Soybean Program Director for Knox, Peoria, Marshall, Putnam, and Tazewell Counties will be Stan Born of Dunlap. The Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion will be Michel Marron of Fithian. Representing Mason, Logan, Cass, Menard, Morgan, and Sangamon Counties will be Carrie Winkelman of Tallula. And representing Pike, Scott, Calhoun, Greene, Macoupin, and Jersey Counties will be Roberta Dolbeare of Nebo.
Illinois Director of Agriculture, Bob Flider congratulates the all those elected to the various boards and thanks them for their service.
Checkoff dollars come from assessments levied at the first point of sale. State law sets the assessment for corn at 5/8 of 1 cent per bushel. For soybeans, the rate is 1/2 of 1 percent of market value and for sheep and wool, it is 2 1/2 cents per pound.