ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU Since 1916, Illinois Farm Bureau has provided education and information to help farmers, while supporting legislation and lobbying efforts about agricultural issues. IFB continues to carry out its mission to improve the economic well-being of agriculture and enrich the quality of farm family life. Today, IFB has a total membership of nearly 400,000, which includes 78,000 voting members. The voting membership represents three out of every four Illinois farmers. Those members have the opportunity to take part in Farm Bureau policy development by working through their county, state, and national organizations. IFB creates value for those members by building and maintaining relationships with key policy stakeholders at each level of government. It offers opportunities for current and future generations of farmers to learn, lead and network with one another. And its partnerships with numerous companies and organizations also provide opportunities for additional discounts and benefits for members. Illinois Farm Bureau 1701 Towanda Avenue Bloomington, IL 61701 Phone: (309) 557-2111 www.ilfb.org Kevin Semlow, Dir. of State Legislation ksemlow@ilfb.org Bill Bodine, Assoc. Dir. of State Legislation bbodine@ilfb.org Zachary Schmidt, Asst. Dir. of State Legislation zschmidt@ilfb.org Christina Nourie, Northeast Legislative Coordinator cnourie@ilfb.org ILLINOIS PORK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is an agricultural trade association representing more than 1,600 pork producers throughout Illinois. IPPA is comprised of county pork producer organizations in more than 20 counties throughout Illinois. IPPA is an affiliate of the National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board. IPPA provides producers with services that enhance profitability and preference for pork. IPPA has served pork producers for more than 50 years. IPPA is governed by a 21-member board of directors who are all pork producers with the exception of the Allied Industry Representative. Pork producers serve on a variety of committees that plan IPPA activities throughout the year. Producer delegates set policy and give direction to programs at IPPA’s annual meeting. The pork industry in Illinois contributes more than $1.8 billion to the economy and supports over 10,500 jobs. Illinois Pork Producers Association 6411 South 6th Street Road Springfield, IL 62712 Phone: (217) 529-3100 www.ilpork.com Jennifer Tirey, Executive Director jennifer@ilpork.com 22