Executive Committee

Jeff Kirwan

Jeff Kirwan

Chairman

Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Farmer

Ted Mottaz

Ted Mottaz

Treasurer

Illinois Corn Growers
Illinois Farmer

Ed Corrigan

Ed Corrigan

Chairman

Brandt Consolidated
Fertilizer Retailers

Chuck Cawley

Chuck Cawley

Secretary

Illinois Department of Agriculture
Illinois Department of Agriculture Designee

Council Members

Robert Mullen

Robert Mullen

Potash Corporation
Fertilizer Retailers

Jenny Mennenga

Jenny Mennenga

Illinois Soybean Association
Illinois Farmer

Amy Walkenbach

Amy Walkenbach

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois EPA Designee

Matt Duncan

Matt Duncan

Crop Production Services
Fertilizer Retailers

Jessica Dexter

Jessica Dexter

Environmental Law Policy Center
Environmental Organization

Chris Matlock

Chris Matlock

FS Custom Turf
Specialty Fertilizer

Cindy Skrukrud

Cindy Skrukrud

Illinois Chapter – Sierra Club
Environmental Organization

Andy Knepp

Andy Knepp

Monsanto
Certified Crop Advisors

German Bollero

German Bollero

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Station

The NREC Council is made of 9 voting individuals and 4 non-voting individuals. The Voting Council consists of 3 representatives of the fertilizer industry, 3 representing grower organizations with at least one coming from the State’s largest farm organization, 1 representing the specialty fertilizer industry, 1 representing a certified agronomy organization and the Director of Agriculture of his or her designee. The non-voting members shall be 2 representing environmental organizations, 1 representing a state or federal agriculture research station and the Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or his or her designee.

The organizations designated in the bylaws nominate their representative and the Director of Ag selects the representatives from these nominations. Individuals can serve for two consecutive four-year terms.