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The Illinois livestock industry is shrinking, yet it continues to grow nationwide.  Nic Anderson, Illinois Livestock Business Developer for the Illinois Livestock Development Group, will shed light on how improving this industry will not only help agriculture but the entire Illinois economy as well.

Since graduating from WesternIllinoisUniversity 1988, Anderson has worked in the livestock sector serving in procurement for FDL Foods in Rochelle, as promotion and producer service director for Illinois Pork Producers Association, and most recently in customer consultation and sales for Premier Pork Systems.

The livestock business developer serves an essential element of ILDG’s priorities by providing key support to both current and prospective Illinois producers by assessing their siting and feasibility potential

ILDG created the position as part of the coalition’s long-term effort to support a vibrant livestock industry in the state.   ILDG was formed in April 2003 with representatives from Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Milk Producers Association, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Illinois Soybean Association, and Illinois Farm Bureau.