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John Kennedy AFM.
Farm Manager / Real Estate Sales

Monmouth, Illinois



Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 858
Monmouth,  Illinois  61462

Direct Line: (309) 322-6150
Fax: (309) 265-0114
Email: JKennedy@FarmersNational.com
Real Estate Broker: Illinois.

Designation(s):
Accredited Farm Manager AFM


Territory Served:
I manage farms in the Illinois counties of Warren, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Henry, Stark, Knox, Fulton, Peoria, Putnam, Marshall, Woodford, LaSalle, and Livingston.

Educational Background:
1985 B.A. in Political Studies
University of Illinois-Springfield, Illinois

Professional Experience:
2012 to present: Professional Farm Manager
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Farmers National Company

2009-2012: Insurance and Financial Representative
Country Financial, Monmouth IL

1996-2009: Vice President, Agribusiness Lending
Security Savings Bank, Monmouth IL

1985-1996: Warren County Executive Director
USDA Farm Service Agency, Monmouth IL

1977-1983: Staff Sergeant
United States Air Force

Responsibilities at FNC:
I provide professional management of agricultural assets for absentee landowners in western and north central Illinois.

Meeting owner goals and objectives for their farms, while providing peace of mind, is our purpose at Farmers National Company.

These goals and objectives often involve estate settlements, generational transfers, and the sale of the farm in some cases.

Owner objectives are as unique as their properties. Typical goals include implementing best conservation and stewardship practices; improving productivity; increasing net income and returns on investment; maintaining and improving the asset's market value; improving lease terms and relationships with highly qualified farm operators; and minimizing liabilities with sound risk management strategies.

Professional Accomplishments:
2016: Earned Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) professional
designation from American Society of Farm Managers and
Rural Appraisers.

Year started with FNC: 2012
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