Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., at left, is presented with the Service to Agriculture Award during the annual meeting of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Making the presentation is Seth Baker, AFM, immediate past-president of the Society.
In honoring Guebert, Baker noted his lifelong commitment to public service in Illinois agriculture including appointments by Illinois governors to various boards, missions and task forces. Prior to becoming IFB’s 15th president, Guebert was vice president of the organization. He also serves as president of COUNTRY Financial, Illinois Agricultural Service Company and the IAA Foundation and represents IFB on the coordinating committee for GROWMARK, Inc.
The award is the highest citation given to a non-member by the Society. Guebert and his wife Nancy reside in Ellis Grove.