Kollmann is IPPA president


(photo courtesy of the Illinois Pork Producers)

ALTAMONT – There is a new president for the Illinois Pork Producers Association.


Alan Kollmann of Altamont has been elected to serve. He has served in the IPPA officer rotation for the last three years holding all titles. Kollmann has also been active with the State Fair, Production Tech/Research and is chair of the Education and Youth Committee.


Kollmann is a third generation farmer from Effingham County with a feeder-to-finish contract barn, 40 show pig sows and a small grain operation consisting of corn and soybeans.


The IPPA Board’s newest at-large director is Emmalee Haege who lives in Nashville, IL with her husband Danield and two daughters, Milly and Hannah. They own and operate a small row crop operation and Red Angus cow/calf herd. Haege is employed with the Maschhoff’s as a senior production manager for the Midwest Region, working with a group of production partners in the Southern Illinois area. She grew up on a small show pig and breeding stock operation in Carlyle.


Jill Biddle-Brokaw is the new District 1 director for IPPA. She lives in Aledo with her husband Travis and kids, Jake and Abby. Biddle-Brokaw great up on a family farm in Joy, Illinois and returned a few years ago to continue on with the third generation of Biddle pork production.


Biddle Farm Inc. is a farrow to finish operation and a PIC gilt multiplier.


Delegates of the Illinois Pork Producers Association met virtually on Tuesday to conduct the IPPA annual meeting. The conversation involved electing new officers and directors, recognizing retiring directors and introducing the 2021 ambassador.

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