Benefits of being involved off the farm

Managing for Profit

Benefits of being involved off the farm

There are a variety of ways to be involved with agriculture policy, issues, programs and leadership off the farm, but that also means taking time and attention away from farm tasks.

In this Managing for profit a panel of Illinois farmers will highlight the benefits of being involved with commodity & farm groups and other opportunities.

The group of northwest Illinois farmers include:

  • Rob Elliot of Cameron who spent 10 years serving with the Illinois Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association and is currently on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.
  • Matthew DeSutter of Woodhull talks about life on the farm while his dad Randy serves as Vice President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association.
  • David Erickson of Altona is a past president of the American Soybean Association and past Vice President of the Illinois Farm Bureau.
  • Jim Purlee of Galesburg serves on the board for Big River Energy.