The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently recognized Roger Sy of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for 10 years of service as a delegate.
Sy has served as past chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB), as chair of several committees and in numerous officer positions for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA), the organization through which his involvement with the Council began.
“When serving with the ICGA, I had the opportunity to attend a couple of USGC meetings. That got me interested and led me to attend meetings both winter and summer during my service with the ICMB,” Sy said. “The opportunity to travel and meet with people from all over the world working for a similar goal is priceless. The friendships made make the meetings each year more enjoyable.”
Although Sy has attended several of the Council’s annual meetings, he hasn’t chosen to serve on a specific advisory team because he sees the value in all of them.
“I have chosen to not serve on any single A-Team,” he said. “I enjoy going to different meetings based on what is on the agendas. As I have met more staff and attendees, I have become more comfortable discussing issues during the meetings and during other activities conducted by the Council.”
Sy believes in the Council’s mission of developing markets, enabling trade and improving lives – and that establishing relationships around the world is crucial to farmers and their commodities.
“As farmers, we do a great job growing commodities. We don’t have the capacity to use all the products we grow here at home,” Sy said. “The connections the USGC has and the efforts they put in all over the world to help feed people and farm animals and promote ethanol are things we can’t do individually. The Council brings us all together to promote our products and create long standing relationships.”
Please join us in congratulating Roger Sy on his 10 years of service as a delegate to the Council!
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.