Young Leader Committee

The Illinois Farm Bureau State Young Leader Committee is comprised of 18 district representatives between the ages of 18 and 35 who are passionate about the program and Illinois agriculture. The committee works to create conferences and workshops, is involved in their district and county, and works to support and promote agriculture and the Illinois Farm Bureau.  

Representatives can serve a maximum of two two-year terms and are expected to provide input to Illinois Farm Bureau on important events and promotions that are necessary to a thriving and ever-changing industry. 

Committee members

District 1: Wayne Gehrke 
District 2: Aaron Mitchell
District 3: Chad Bell 
District 4: Gracelynn Dale 
District 5: Kaylee Heap 
District 6: Krista Lottinville  
District 7: Mandy Eichelberger  
District 8: Drew DeSutter 
District 9: Layten Peterson 
District 10: Jenny Jackson  
District 11: Ryan Zelhart
District 12: Katelyn Farris
District 13: Jacquelyn Seals  
District 14: Ida Hand 
District 15: Mark Ruschhaupt 
District 16: Victoria Thomas 
District 17: Kendall Browning  
District 18: Blake Luckett