Illinois FFA Alumni Council
3221 Northfield Dr. Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217) 753-3328 Fax: (217) 753-3359
President - Rich DeSchepper
Rich and his wife Beth have been married for 25 years and have three: children Sarah (23), Emily (21), and Andrew (18). He is the Seed & Technology Manager for West Central FS.
Secretary - Elliott Hasselbring
Elliott and his wife Amie reside in Leroy. he works for GROWMARK as a Quality Assurance and Support Specialist. In his free time he enjoys hunting and fishing.
Reporter - Kristen Faucon
Kristen resides in Bloomington and is the Issues Manager for GROWMARK. She is a graduate of Illinois State University and President of the Athens FFA Alumni Chapter. Kristen is also on the Planning Committee for the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference.
District 1 Directors
Rick resides in Stockton with his wife Penny. They have two children, Randy (24) and Becky (22). Rick has been on the Council for 5 years and is also President of the Stockton FFA Alumni. He works for Monroe Westfalia Surge as a service mechanic on dairy farms.
Dean and his wife Diane reside on their cattle and grain farm in Geneseo. He is a life long supporter of the FFA ever since he was a member in high school. Dean has served on the state council for many years and is a past president.
District 2 Directors
Kenton and his wife Lisa reside in Crescent City and have two children: Trenton (30) and Clayton (24). He farms and operates a fertilizer business. Kenton is also the Secretary for the Cissna Park FFA Alumni Affiliate. In his free time, he enjoys watching baseball.
Ron and his wife Jalyn have two sons: Thomas (29) and Calvin (24). He is retired after 33 years of being an agriculture teacher. Ron enjoys fishing and works part time at Lowes.
District 3 Directors
Terry recently retired as the Ag Ed Instructor and FFA advisor at Athens High School after 34 years. He continues to work full time at Athens as a bus driver and groundskeeper. He is also an active member of the Athens Lions Club and assists with the high school's Leo Club. Terry and his wife Rhonda have been married for 33 years and are parents to two sons, Justin (29) and Jared (26).
Sam and his wife Cara reside in Springfield. Sam farms and works for his family’s manufacturing business. He enjoys golfing and is an avid sports fan.
District 4 Directors
District 5 Directors
Alumni Past President
Past State FFA Officer Representatives
Illinois FFA Staff
Mindy has been at the Illinois FFA Center since March of 2013 and serving as Executive Director since the summer of 2015. Prior to Illinois FFA, she was the District 4 Program Advisor for Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) for 10 years. Prior to that experience, she taught agriculture at Monticello High School for 8 years. She and her husband, Mark and their son Gehrig and daughter Emery, live on a farm near Decatur, Illinois, where they raise corn, soybeans and horseradish.
Patti is the Administrative Assistant for the FFA Alumni. She began working part-time at the Illinois FFA Center helping with State FFA Convention & Leadership Camp, before being hired full-time in August 2010 to work with the Alumni and FCAE. She handles the FFA Alumni membership, including starting and reactivating Alumni's. Patti also processes alumni scholarship applications, coordinates the gator raffle and alumni conference.
She lives in Mt. Pulaski with her two children, Maddy (18) and Joe (14).