Raymond Poe

Director - Illinois Department of Agriculture


Raymond Poe is proud to serve as the next director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Agriculture has always been a part of Raymond’s life.  He is a third generation grain farmer from Sangamon County.  Farming remains a big part of the Poe family legacy, as the next generation now farms in Sangamon County. 

Beyond the field, Raymond has served as president of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau and Lincolnland Farm Supply. He also spent 20 years in the General Assembly where he represented the 99th House District and served as a member of the House Agriculture and Conservation committee.

Raymond Poe has received several prestigious awards, honors and certificates of appreciation over the years.  Among the accolades he is most proud of is the Friend of Agriculture award given to him by the Illinois Farm Bureau.

Raymond and his wife Carol reside in Sangamon County.  They have three children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Contact Information

Business Address
801 E. Sangamon Avenue
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281

Assistant Contact Information

Assistant Name
Stacey Bishop
Assistant Email Address
Assistant Phone Number
(217) 782-2172