The IGII Board of Directors at their special meeting announced the approval of plans to create a potential finance department within IGII. The department would focus on financing of agricultural industry with emphasis on livestock management systems and related technology. Further announcements are expected by late 2018. The board also announced that Curtis Blake was named to Independent Vice President of Special Projects at the meeting. Blake has been with IGII as a sales development and operations consultant since October, 2015. In this new capacity he remains an independent contract officer. His resume appears on the management tab of the website.