SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Grain and Feed Association of Illinois (GFAI) elected the following member as a new area director at their recent 129th Annual Convention in St. Louis: Todd McTaggart, of Evergreen FS in Bloomington, Ill., has been elected as a new East-Area Director.
The following area directors have been re-elected: Carey Bauer of Rock River Lumber & Grain Co. in Prophetstown, Ill., as North-Area Director; Spencer Janssen of Litchfield Farmers Grain & Livestock Company in Litchfield, Ill., as South-Area Director; Joe Logsdon of Tremont Co-Op Grain in Tremont, Ill., as West-Area Director. Kevin Walker of Legacy Grain Cooperative in Stonington, Ill., has been re-elected as an At-Large Director.
Following the Annual Business Meeting, the GFAI Board elected members to the Executive Committee. Kent Sorrells of Sorrells Farm Supply in Raymond, Ill., will serve as President. Former President Mark Rumbold of Rumbold & Kuhn in Wyoming, Ill., will serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee. The following were also elected to the Executive Committee: Eric Wuthrich of Farmers Grain Company of Roseville in Roseville, Ill., as First Vice President; Doug Childers of Archer Daniels Midland in Decatur, Ill., as Second Vice President. Terry Bline of Roanoke Farmers Association in Roanoke, Ill., and Jeffrey Adkisson of GFAI will remain as Secretary and Executive Vice President & Treasurer, respectively.
Sorrells, who is President of Sorrells Farm Supply in Raymond, Ill., has been elected to guide the association that represents more than 90% of commercial grain storage in the State of Illinois.
“It’s an honor to serve as President of an organization that is committed to helping the grain handling and feed industries in Illinois,” said Sorrells. “I hope to serve as a strong voice while we work with others to solve challenges and advance the industry.”
In addition to welcoming new members of the Executive Committee, Kurt Harris, of CoBank in St. Louis, Mo., was appointed as a new Alliance Director. The following Alliance Directors have been re-appointed: Jeff Carpenter of StoneX in Champaign, Ill.; Ben Knapp of Dunbar, Breitweiser, & Co. LLP in Bloomington, Ill.; and Matt Lurkins of GROWMARK, Inc. in Bloomington, Ill.
Mission Statement: “To represent, promote and advance the common interests of a viable grain and feed industry through an involved and informed membership.”
The Grain & Feed Association of Illinois is the statewide trade association for the grain and feed industry in Illinois. Membership consists of country and terminal grain elevators, feed dealers, feed manufacturers, grain brokers, truckers and both corn and soybean processors as well as companies who provide goods and services to the industry.
— Grain & Feed Association of Illinois