Randy Pauli is officially honored for his years of service to the board. The former President of the association was awarded a lifetime membership to the Illinois Corn Growers Association, and made an honorary life member of the Kane County Corn Growers. Current President, Jeff Keifer presented Pauli with the award last week. “Thank you Randy for your years of service.”
Despite the warm weather, we had a great crowd attend our annual meeting which was held Monday September 9 at our plot near Elburn, IL. A delicious plated meal was served to our guests provided by Nats on Maple of Sycamore, IL. A business meeting followed the dessert course. Paul Taylor, President of the Illinois Corn Growers, gave comments of what their organization is doing from the state level, and what the major issues are affecting corn markets and corn usage. To close the evening we heard “Looking Forward to the 2014 Crop Year” as presented by Gary Schnitkey, extension specialist in the department of Agriculture & Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. A great time was had by all. In the future, we hope to once again split our annual meeting and our “plot night” into separate events, and would be very interested to hear some new venue ideas from our members. Feel free to email any and all comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!