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IC names new agribusiness program coordinator


Professor Jeff Galle will lead the agribusiness management program at Illinois College.

Galle, an experienced agriculture industry professional and educator who recently joined the agribusiness management faculty, will be stepping into the role of program coordinator. Galle said he is excited to be part of the program’s future after getting to know Illinois College students in recent months.

Jeff Galle

"I had a great opportunity to meet the students and it’s a great group of students to work with,” he said. “I'm looking forward to the potential growth of the program, and being able to help guide and direct everything from curriculum to recruitment."

The agribusiness management program has experienced rapid growth since its launch in 2017. A rigorous, customizable academic program and rich hands-on learning experiences help prepare IC agribusiness management students for a wide variety of careers in agriculture. Students in the program have access to unique learning opportunities both on and off campus, through internships, student-faculty research, travel to conferences and hearing from industry speakers. 

Galle is the founding president of livestock consulting firm Global Pork Production Enterprises and a leader in the pork industry. He has served on a number of state and national committees, including an appointment to the National Pork Board from 2006 to 2009. 

A former director of agriculture programs at John Wood Community College, Galle retired after more than 30 years with the college and earned the designation of professor emeritus.

He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in agriculture education from Western Illinois University and Southern Illinois University, respectively, and a doctorate in animal sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Learn more about the Illinois College agribusiness management program at

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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