Dan Kelley, former Chairman of the Board and President of GROWMARK, Inc was a 10 year member of Linden Lead'Em 4-H club in McLean County, Illinois earning the KEY Club award.  He continued his involvement with 4-H by serving twenty-three years as a co-leader of Linden Lead'Em and served on the McLean County Fair board for six years.  He also served as a trustee for the Mosbacher Scholarship Fund, named after the former McLean County Extension Advisor Eugene Mosbacher.

Dan farms in McLean County with his brothers and son and has served on the boards of CoBank headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado and Nationwide Mutual Insurance company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  Dan also chairs the board of the Illinois Ag Leadership Foundation, serves on the board of Trustees of the Illinois State University Foundation, and is a past president of ISU's alumni association.

In 2015 he received the Illinois 4-H Alumni Award.  Dan and his wife Pam have three children and seven grandchildren.