Representative Hammond has been a member of the Illinois General Assembly since 2010. She serves as co-chair of the CSG-Midwest Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and is a member of the SARL Board. [node:read-more:link]
Jason Frerichs served in the House from 2008-2010, where he was the minority whip. From 2010-2018, he served in the state senate, becoming minority leader. Frerichs owns and works on the family farm and has been a vocational agriculture teacher. [node:read-more:link]
Nick Tindall is the Senior Director, Government & Industry Relations, he is a native of north central Iowa where his family farm still produces corn and soybeans. [node:read-more:link]
The State Ag and Rural Leaders group was formed as a 501 c(3) non-profit in 2006 at the 5th Annual Legislative Ag Chairs Summit in Tempe, Arizona. The first Legislative Ag Chairs Summit was in Dallas in 2002.