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IFB elects new president, VP


The Illinois Farm Bureau’s 16th president is Brian Duncan.


Duncan was elected Monday during the annual meeting of the IFB in Chicago. He is a livestock and grain producer from Ogle County who replaces retiring IFT President Richard Guebert Jr. Duncan said he looked forward to serving the state and its diversity.


The new IFB vice president is Evan Hultine, 36. He is one of the youngest vice presidents in the history of the organization. Hultine has deep ag roots and is very connected to IFB.


Also during the 109th Illinois Farm Bureau meeting, four new directors were chosen to serve two-year terms on the IFB board of directors. This includes John Howard of Jefferson County, Paul Beisiegel of St. Clair County, Rick Edwards of Adams County and LuAnn Matejcak of Will County.


Various Young Leader award winners were announced during the Chicago meeting with an award ceremony Sunday at the Grand/State Ballroom at the Palmer House.


Top County Young Leader Chairs included: Ethan Balding of Edwards County, Sam Deisher of Wabash County, Tyler Main of Knox County, Kaity Carroll of Livingston County and Brett Dienst of Kane County.


Each winner received a plaque and trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference in Omaha, Nebraska March 8-11.

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