Robert Seegers, Jr., formerly served on our Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor. He is currently president of Seegers Grain, Inc. and general manager of Demeter LP – Seegers Grain Division. He has been with the Seegers companies since 1981 and oversees daily operations of seven grain elevators in Northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin. Seegers is a member of the National Grain and Feed Association, as well as the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois. He served as director of the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois from 1996 through 2001 and in 2002 was elected to and served on the executive committee. He was then elected as its president in 2004 and was chairman in 2005. He was appointed to and has served on numerous committees. He has also served on many special project committees, including chairing the Illinois Waterway Delivery Task Force, as well as serving on the Illinois Grain Code Task Force. He regularly represents the Illinois Grain Industry in its lobbying efforts in both Springfield, Illinois and Washington, DC. Seegers graduated with the Leadership Award from Michigan State University’s Institute of Agricultural Technology.