THE GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS The Grain and Feed Association of Illinois is a 125-year- old organization that represents commercial grain elevators, feed dealers and feed manufacturers/ processors in the state. The grain industry buys grain from farmers, stores it, keeps it safe and in superior condition, then sells it during periods of demand where it will be used in the US or overseas. The feed industry takes farm-grown crops and ingredients, as well as food coproducts, and develops high-quality, nutritious and safe animal food. With combined sales of more than $24 billion and over 45,000 jobs, the grain and feed industries are an integral part of the Illinois economy. Grain and Feed Association of Illinois 3521 Hollis Drive Springfield, IL 62711 (217) 787-2417 www.gfai.org Jeff Adkisson, CAE, Executive Vice President jeffa@gfai.org ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) is the statewide trade association for 24 not-for-profit rural electric distribution cooperatives and five generation & transmission cooperatives. The electric cooperatives of Illinois provide electric service to more than 600,000 Illinoisans, located in primarily rural areas of 90 of the state’s 102 counties. Cooperatives belong to the communities that they serve and are democratically controlled through their member-elected boards of directors. Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives P.O. Box 3787, Springfield, IL 62708 (217) 529-5561 www.aiec.coop N. Duane Noland, President/CEO dnoland@aiec.coop Nick Reitz, Vice President of Government Relations nreitz@aiec.coop 25