Timberlake Sales/Plains States Commodities, LLC.
James G. Timberlake has over five decades of knowledge and experience in the animal nutrition field. He graduated in 1961 from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s of science degree in animal science.  Following graduation, Jim joined Pillsbury Company as a merchandiser in the feed ingredient division in Springfield, Illinois. Five years later, Jim founded his own company. He has 50 plus years experience in merchandising feed-ingredients and over this time he has built a company that is recognized as a leader in the liquid feed industry, and a company that prides itself on cutting edge nutritional products and impeccable customer service. Jim has assembled a team of professionals, who bring his passion; his attention to details and desire for the highest quality of products to the company, while recognizing their customer base is their most valuable asset.Jim Timberlake
Pat Collins handles the processing, transporting and marketing of the various types of liquid co-products, including vegetable fats, corn condensed distiller solubles (CCDS) and corn steep, nationwide. He specializes in locating, developing, proving feed values, and marketing Mix 30 and other co-products to the feed industry. Pat’s expertise has been built over 37 years of experience in the industry, as he was part owner of ICF, an Illinois feedlot, and LMSI, a nutritional consulting business specializing in marketing by-product feed ingredients to the feedlot industry. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1977 with a degree in animal science and joined Jim Timberlake in 1996.
Rod Hartzold is a 1980 Illinois State University graduate with a degree in general agriculture. Following graduation, Rod was employed with a vitamin/mineral company for one year, and then joined the management team for a 5,000 head farrow to finish hog operation. He also managed a 1,100 acre grain operation, along with a 400 head cattle feedlot, while owning and operating a custom hay business. He joined our company in 1996 and has been responsible for the design, construction, and day-to-day operations of all liquid feed ingredient facilities.Rod Hartzold
Rob Tucker graduated from Millikin University in 1994 with a degree in business administration. Rob joined our corporation that same year and understands all aspects of our company. He currently manages our entire distribution system, including both inbound ingredients and outbound customer orders. In addition, he is directly responsible for monitoring inventory levels, forecasting current and projected inventory requirements for all our locations. Rob Tucker
Sales Team
Andy Jones received a bachelor’s degree in ag business from Illinois State University in 2007. Andy was raised in Central Illinois on a diversified grain and livestock farm. He and his wife, Darci, along with family currently run an elite cow/calf herd with an annual sale. Andy has extensive hand-on experience with the MIX 30 product, as his family’s operation has been feeding it for almost 20 years. Andy has been with Plains States Commodities, LLC. since 2007 and services the states of AR, AL, LA, MS, GA, FL, TN, KY, SC, NC, VA, WV, MD, DE, NJ, PA, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, and ME.Andy Jones
Michael Prescott graduated in 2002 from Illinois State University and his degree in agriculture industry management has proven to be invaluable to our company. While in college, Michael was a member of the livestock judging team and several other ag organizations. Currently, Michael and his wife Sara, along with their two children, Madison and Emma, run a successful cow/calf operation in the heart of Illinois.  Michael has been with Agridyne since the spring of 2002 and handles the states of WA, OR, ID, KS, CO, NE, MT, WY, NV, UT, and NDMikePrescott
Tammy Foose, serves as our Southwest Area Sales Manager in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Tammy is originally from Greencastle, Indiana where she grew up exhibiting Purebred Shorthorn cattle and Quarter Horses, as well as helping with her families commercial hog operation. After graduating high school, she moved to Oklahoma to attend Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College on a livestock judging scholarship and finished her bachelors at Texas A&M University. Tammy now resides in Elmwood, Illinois with her husband Nathan where they operate a small cattle operation and sell corgi dogs, nationally.  Tammy brings to us a very diverse livestock background and great knowledge of the cattle industry. Be sure look for her in the Southwest Region. 
Support Staff
Mike Georgen has a 30-year working relationship with Plains States Commodities, LLC. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in computer science and then gained a MBA from the University of Chicago. He has been responsible for many key programs over the past three decades and most notably our trading system, accounting system and the least cost spreadsheet. 


Invoicing Department / Dispatch / Lab and Sampling
Carrie Edmondson has been with Plains States Commodities, LLC since 2006 and has a degree in finance.  Carrie manages our daily accounting operations.Carrie Edmonson
John Scott  John has been with Plains States Commodities, LLC since 2001. John is our accounts manager in the  purchasing department. In addition, he works directly with Jim Timberlake and Jeremy Steinkruger in purchasing corn cobs. 
Jeremy Steinkruger has been with Plains States Commodities, LLC since 2012. Jeremy is in charge of ingredient purchasing at our 9 blend facilities for production or trading opportunities as well as rail logistics. 
Mae Hilby has worked with Jim Timberlake for over 38 years.  Mae handles all aspects of accounting and her long-term association with us has been invaluable. Mae Hilby
Ray Panting Ray joined Plains States Commodities, LLC in 2005.  He manages our in-house lab testing. He also oversees all testing and shipping to Servi-Tech Laboratories. Ray Panting
Josh Glick joined Plains States Commodities, LLC in 2014. Josh coordinates the safety protocol at our plants along with all truck logistics.