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Polo grower and livestock raiser re-elected VP for Illinois Farm Bureau

CHICAGO — Brian Duncan of Polo was re-elected vice president of the Illinois Farm Bureau during the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago on Dec. 4-7.

Duncan was elected to a two-year term as IFB vice president. Duncan has served as IFB vice president for the past four years and previously served as the Ogle County Farm Bureau president.

He also previously served on the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Swine Advisory Committee, National Pork Producers Council Price Discovery Task Force and Ogle County Pork Producers board of directors.

“From the bottom of my heart, it is my privilege to serve as vice president of Illinois Farm Bureau,” Duncan said in a news release. “I do not take lightly your trust in me to help shepherd this organization forward and to uphold our policy. I never forget that it is my job to serve you, the member, and I look forward to going above and beyond as much as possible in the next two years. Illinois farmers have a great story to tell, and together we are backed by a strong organization that is dedicated to doing just that.”

Duncan is a graduate of Sauk Valley Community College and is an active member of Forreston Grove Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Kelly, raise corn, soybeans, wheat, pigs and cattle on their farm near Polo. They have four children.

The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers. Founded in 1916, IFB is a non-profit, membership organization directed by farmers who join through their county Farm Bureau. IFB has a total membership of more than 372,326 and a voting membership of 77,462. IFB represents three out of four Illinois farmers.

The IFB also re-elected Randolph County’s Richard Guebert Jr. for another two-year term as president. This will be his fifth and final term.

Guebert has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education, with a minor in animal science, from Southern Illinois University. Guebert, his wife, Nancy, and their son, Kyle, operate a corn, soybean and wheat farm in Randolph County.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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