Corn and Soybean Growers Set Annual Meeting

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The annual meeting of the Will County Corn and Soybean Growers Association of Will County Farm Bureau will be held on Monday, Feb. 19, at the Will County Farm Bureau, 100 Manhattan Road, Joliet.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will kick off at 6 p.m. with a brief business meeting followed by guest speaker, Britt O’Connell, who will be providing a market outlook and an economic review.

Britt grew up on her family’s dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin, where her love for animals led her to the show ring and an active role in her local 4-H and FFA Chapter.

She encourages youth to pursue agriculture pathways and her own passion for agriculture led her to Southwest Wisconsin Technical College where she earned a degree in Ag-Business.

Britt began her working career as an agronomist, working with farmers to maximize in-field performance. She helped identify needs to help producers improve the marketing of their crops.

Her work led her to a grain merchandising role with a multi-national grain company.

Britt’s work revealed opportunities to take her efforts to another level and in 2015, she began her work with Commodity Risk Management Group in Platteville, Wisconsin where she has been providing comprehensive grain marketing plans for Midwestern clients.

The Foundation’s plan is unique to the industry in that it brings together all the moving parts found in both the futures market and the local cash markets.

Britt’s efforts were quickly rewarded with growth unmatched by other offerings and she is enjoying a retention rate of clients of 90%, which is a milestone envied anywhere in this business. Today, Britt serves as the director of the program overseeing a team of Grain Marketing Advisors across multiple states.

Following the program, those in attendance will enjoy dinner, compliments of the corn and soybean grower’s associations.

To make your reservations for this program, please call the Will County Farm Bureau office at 815-727-4811 by February 13.

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