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Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation News   
November 7, 2022
Meet the IALP Class of 2023

 Benjamin J. Audet, Chicago, is a Senior Manager of International Sales with Nutrien, managing the sales and distribution of animal feed and fertilizer products globally. His territory is anywhere outside of North America and he is mainly focused in Latin America, Asia and the Caribbean. Ben has worked in the supply role at Nutrien, as well as in the real estate and banking industries. Along with an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Business Mgmt., he also has a graduate degree from Purdue University in Agricultural Economics.

We Thank Our IALF Supporters 
IALF Remembers
Douglas Sims
     Douglas Sims passed away October 24, 2022 after having served a long and accomplished career in agriculture. Doug is perhaps most well known for the work he did in the 1980's to save the Farm Credit System, and for his role with CoBank. Doug was integral in establishing CoBank, and later served as the COO from 1989-1994, and then as the CoBank CEO for 12 years. Doug also brought his knowledge, experience, and leadership capabilities to the IALF, where he served as a board member from 1985-1988. 

   Doug enjoyed his retirement in Keystone, Colorado, where he took pleasure in spending his time with his family and serving his community. Doug's positive impact in the ag community and beyond will long be remembered, and we are grateful for his service to the IALF. 

You can learn more about Doug's career HERE

Those wishing to pay tribute to Doug or send condolences to his family, can do so
Join us November 13 - November 20 for the Annual Virtual Auction!
We have so many great items to bid on this year: Seed, Christmas gifts for the whole family, team merchandise, electronics, alumni crafted goods, and more!

Keep an eye on your inbox for a link coming soon!
Class of 2023 Upcoming Seminars
  • Business Decision Making Seminar 
                   November 20 – 22, 2022
                   Evanston – Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University
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