The 2014 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, November 25th, at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.  The annual one-day event brings together crop growers and livestock producers from all over the state to discuss the trials and triumphs the agricultural industry faces.

“Striving to Sustainably Feed the World”, is the theme for the conference, which starts at 10:00 am.  A full day of speakers can help attendees regroup and recharge, and include:

  • “Farmers Needed: Field to Market”
    Rod Snyder, President of Field to Market
  • “Water Quality Control”
    Caroline Wade, Nutrient Watershed Manager at IL Corn
    Mike Plumer, Coordinator of CBMP
  • “The Intersection of CAFO and WOTUS”
    Lauren Lurkins, Director of Natural & Environmental Resources at ILFB
    Ted Funk, PhD, PE, Engineering Consultant, University of Illinois (retired).
  • PepsiCo: Attaining Sustainability

Participants should register with their respective commodity groups.  Before Nov. 15, registration is $65, after Nov. 15, the fee is $90.  Students can register for $25.  Stay tuned for information on a $75 conference fee for two full days of farm information!

For more information, visit The conference is hosted by the Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Illinois Milk Producers Association, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Soybean Association and Illinois Wheat Association.