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Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Janet McCabe

President

Janet has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors since 2011 and has served as President since 2017.

Mike Rauch

Vice-President

Mike Rauch has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors since 2003 and has served as Vice-President since 2011.

Ruth Zeldenrust

Secretary/Treasurer

Ruth Zeldenrust has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors since 2011.

Dan Biernacki

Board Member

Dan Biernacki has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors since 2008 and serves on the Commodities and Marketing Team.

James Bloomstrand

Board Member

James “Jim” Bloomstrand has been a member of the Cook County Board of Directors since 2013.

Elizabeth "Beth" Christian

Board Member

Roger Freeman

Board Member

Roger Freeman was elected to the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors in 2016.

James Gutzmer

Board Member

Jim Gutzmer has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors since 1999 and is the immediate past President.

Pat Horcher

Board Member

Pat Horcher has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors since 2004.

Gerry Kopping

Board Member

Gerry Kopping has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors since 2004 and serves as the Chairman of the Commodities and Marketing Team.

Tim Stuenkel

Board Member

Tim has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directions since 2013.

Mark Yunker

Board Member

Mark Yunker has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors since 2011.

CCFB Presidents Through the Decades

H.A. Dooley

1920 - 1920

Gus Termunde

1921 - 1921

Herman Schwake

1922 - 1924

D.A. Nietfeldt

1925 - 1925

Herman Schwake

1926 - 1926

D.A. Nietfeldt

1927 - 1933

H. W. Adair

1934 - 1942

Jacob Ouwenga

1943 - 1946

L.W. Pohlman

1947 - 1951

Charles Erickson

1951 - 1956

Henry Eichholz

1957 - 1970

Leonard Schultz

1970 - 1976

Norman Strassenburg

1976 - 1978

James Goebbert

1978 - 1984

Howard Paarlberg

1984 - 2000

Ray Nykaza

2000 - 2003

Harold Stuenkel

2003 - 2006

James Brandau

2006 - 2010

James Gutzmer

2010 - 2017

Janet McCabe

2017 - Present

CCFB Managers Through the Decades

C.E. Durst

1920 - 1926

Farm Advisor

O.G. Barrett

1926 - 1943

Farm Advisor

C.H. Mills

1934 - 1958

Organization Director

G.W. Blanchard

1958 - 1960

Secretary of Organization

Melvin Hayenga

1960 - 1965

Secretary of Organization

Larry Miller

1965 - 1968

Executive Secretary

Gordon Fox

1968 - 1980

Manager

Alden P. Kilian

1980 - 1999

Manager

Robert A. Rohrer, CAE, FBCM

1999 - Present

Manager