"My vision for the future of IAAF is to continue to strengthen
county fairs in order to showplace agriculture," Meyer said. "We are
excited to partner with University of Illinois Extension in an
economic impact study."
Meyer has served on the board of the Will County Fair for 37
years, including six years as president and 16 years as treasurer
and dairy superintendent. In addition, he has been director for the
Northern Zone of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs for
He and his wife, Lois, have two children and five grandchildren.
They farm and show Holstein dairy and beef cattle.
William Redshaw of Rushville was elected vice president. George
Fewkes of Albion will serve the next two years in the past president
Directors elected from the Northern Zone were David Engelbrecht
of Leaf River and Ken Tyrrell of Sheridan. In the Central Zone,
Sandy Hoke of Tuscola and Jill Hardesty of Fischer were elected. In
the Southern Zone, James Walsh of Carmi and Russell Vandeveer of
Salem were elected.
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The IAAF directors-at-large elected were Marvin Perzee of
Ashkum, representing the Northern Zone; Tom Moore of
Jerseyville, representing the Central Zone; and Bill Jennings of
Olney, representing the Southern Zone.
The board reappointed William H. Fugate of Fairbury as
secretary-treasurer and Marla Behrends of Forrest as publicity
[Text from file received from the
of Agricultural Fairs]
The Illinois Association of Agricultural
Fairs, a nonprofit corporation formed in 1910, serves 103 Illinois
county fairs and expositions. Its purpose is to provide guidelines,
inform, and monitor or initiate legislation that promotes and
assists Illinois county fairs. The association is volunteer-based
and dedicated to the promotion of agriculture, development of youth
and as a showplace of American agriculture’s traditions and future