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Ryan Vance
Farm Manager / Real Estate Sales

Buckley, Illinois



Mailing Address:
PO Box 208
Buckley,  Illinois  60918

Direct Line: (217) 461-4550
Fax: (815) 707-3046
Email: RVance@FarmersNational.com
Real Estate Sales Person: Illinois.

Educational Background:
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – Major: Agricultural Economics – Bachelor of Science (December 1994)
FarmHouse Fraternity - University of Illinois (Vice President)

Internships:
American Cyanamid: Sales (Agriculture Chemicals), central Illinois 1994
Zeneca Agriculture Products: Sales (Agriculture Chemicals), northern Illinois, 1993
Westchester Farm Management: Farm Management/Real Estate Champaign Illinois 1991-1992

Professional Experience:
Stine Seed Company
Independent Sales Representative east central Illinois, 2017-Present
Sales and marketing of Stine Seed direct to grain farmers in east-central Illinois
Developed a new customer base and introduced Stine Seed to a previously unserved territory

Diversified Services Crop Insurance
District Sales Manager/Agent Ohio/Illinois, 2012-2017
Sales, recruitment, and training for independent crop insurance agencies in Ohio
Role in Illinois was a Risk Manager, selling crop insurance and ag-finance solutions.

The Climate Corporation
District Sales Manager, central/southern Ohio, 2011-2012
Sales and marketing for new weather based crop insurance programs. Established and managed an independent agent network to sell to growers throughout the Ohio based region.

Champion Commercial Finance
Owner/Consultant, Worthington, Ohio, 2006-2010
Founder and operator of a commercial finance business focused on the agriculture, construction, and transportation industries

Cargill – AgHorizons Division
Sales Manager – Grain Marketing, Columbus, Ohio, 2005-2006
Sales leader for grain marketing and risk management tools for Ohio farmers; managed a staff of 17 inside/outside staff out of seven locations

General Electric – Equipment Services
Territory Sales Manager – Transportation, Columbus, Ohio, 2004-2005
Sales and marketing of financial and equipment services to fleet companies in the central Ohio

John Deere Company – Agriculture Division
Territory Sales Manager, Columbus, Ohio, 1999-2004
Senior Sales Representative (Seeding), Moline, Illinois, 1998-1999
Territory Aftermarket Manager Mansfield Ohio, 1995-1998
Marketing Representative Columbus, Ohio, 1995-1995
Various sales and marketing positions within the agricultural division. Positions included work with the dealer network, corporate management, and directly with farmers across the country.

Responsibilities at FNC:
I work closely with clients to meet their goals and objectives on their farm investment and provide peace of mind that their farm is being well cared for.

Professional Accomplishments:
Currently own/operate small grain farm in central Illinois
Ludlow Coop Board of Directors (2015-Present)
St. John’s Lutheran School Board of Directors (2017-Present)
Elected to Illinois Soybean Association Ambassador Program (2014-2016)

Year started with FNC: 2020
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