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Bill Shannon AFM.
Real Estate Sales / Senior Farm Manager

Jonesboro, Arkansas



Mailing Address:
PO Box 17116
Jonesboro,  Arkansas  72403

Business: (870) 933-9700
Mobile: (870) 761-5649
Fax: (870) 933-9701
Email: BShannon@FarmersNational.com
Real Estate Broker: Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee.

Real Estate Sales Person: Missouri.

Designation(s):
Accredited Farm Manager AFM


Territory Served:
Mid-South Area

Educational Background:
Arkansas State University, BSA Agronomy, Jonesboro, Arkansas - 1982
Rivercrest High School, Wilson, Arkansas - 1979
Accredited Farm Manager through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)

Professional Experience:
- Currently Senior Farm Manager for Farmers National Company
- President, Natural State Ethanol, LLC, Jonesboro, Arkansas - 2006-2007
- General Manager, Shawnee Village Gin, LLC, and Shawnee Village Parts, Joiner, Arkansas - 2003-2005
- Professional Farm Manager, Glaub Farm Management, Jonesboro, Arkansas - 2001-2003
- Professional Farm Manager, Goldsby-Matthews Trust, West Memphis, Arkansas - 2000
- Self-Employed Farmer, Bill Shannon Farms, Inc., Joiner, Arkansas - 1983-1999

Responsibilities at FNC:
Manage farmland for absentee landowners overseeing budgeting, expenditures, leasing, fertility, irrigation, farming practices, and farm improvements.

List, market, and sell agricultural properties in the Mid South.

Professional Accomplishments:
Co-Founder - ASU Regional Farmers' Market (2006 Market Manager), Advisory Committee - 2006-Present
Board of Directors - Craighead County Farm Bureau - 2002-Present
Board of Directors - Mississippi County Farm Bureau - 1992-2000; President - 1995
Member Mississippi County Quorum Court - 1996-2000
Current Member - Midsouth Chapter, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), President Arkansas Chapter in 2003, President Midsouth Chapter 2017, Chairman of Land Values and Leasing Publication Committee
Current Member/Deacon - Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Director of the Royal Ambassador Program, 2003-2009
Current Member - Joiner Hunting Club, Inc, 1986-Present; President 2004-2011
Farmers National Company 2015 Silver Eagle Award for Real Estate Sales - 2015

Client Comment(s):
"It does seem that we did choose wisely in having you lead this important piece of our family business: selling our farms in a climate that does appear to be cooling; setting a reserve that forced closure a bit higher than the market was supporting; selling my Mother's 81 outside the sale and, finally often reattacking parcels in an effort to generate a higher net return. Now, I can move forward firm in the knowledge that we executed a plan at the right time and had the right team. Again it has been a pleasure working with you." -- Nichols Family

Year started with FNC: 2008
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