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John Benz AFM.
Farm Manager / Real Estate Sales

Quincy, Illinois

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3275
Quincy,  Illinois  62305-3275

Direct Line: (217) 461-4390
Fax: (217) 641-1249
Real Estate Broker: Illinois.

Real Estate Sales Person: Missouri.

Accredited Farm Manager AFM

Territory Served:
Western Illinois and Northeast Missouri

Educational Background:
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
BS in Ag Econ/Farm Management, December 1982
Member of Farm House Fraternity
Active in several Agriculture clubs

John Wood Community College, Quincy, Illinois
Completed coursework toward AS Agriculture
Basic Ag degree that would transfer to four-year college
While at John Wood Community College, was involved with Ag Club and President for one year.

Professional Experience:
Currently Farm Manager for Farmers National Company since 2013
Several years Experience Managing Farm Properties and Selling Farm Real Estate

Farmers Cooperative, Ursa, IL United States, September 1999-March 2013
Grain Marketing IP Grain Manager
Besides helping customers with grain marketing through licensed brokerage service, I contracted 9 million bushels of IP grain anually with producers. Assisted the general manager with barge applications, grain hedging, pricing grain, and general tasks with buying grain from producers. Arranged producer marketing and IP grain meetings. Called producers to market grain through cooperative and responsibility for all the certificates of IP handling for the IP grain. I was responsible for the ISO 9001 audits of our river facilities.

Farm Owner/Operator, Quincy, Illinois - January 1983-March 1999
Worked with farm manager to develop a crop plan for the farm, owned machinery and was responsible for the planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage soybeans, and wheat. Operated 120 head cow/calf herd and 150 sow farrow to finish hog operation.

John Wood Community College, Quincy, Illinois - November 2007-January 2011
Teacher Agriculture Commodity Marketing
Taught entry level commodity marketing for the winter term.

Responsibilities at FNC:
I work with absentee landowners to increase their income and enhance their ownership enjoyment, while providing greater peace of mind on their farm ownership.

List, market, and sell agricultural real estate in Missouri and Illinois.

By using the Farmers National System of management, I can discover the farm's potential while guiding the owner along the road of their ownership goals.

Combining my experiences and our company's expertise with the farm operator's abilities, I work to increase the farm's productivity and income while implementing good land stewardship to enhance the farm's value.

Professional Accomplishments:
Accredited Farm Manager ( AFM) With the American Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Series 3 and 30 licensed broker

Client Comment(s):
"Hello, John! Thanks for all the great work you and Farmers National have been doing for my brother and me with our farm over these years! For me as a owner with limited farming experience and living 3,000 miles away, I always felt I was good hands. Add to that, the farm always performed at a high level. I could not of asked for more." -- M. Noonan

Success Story:
2017 Recipiant of the Gold Eagle Award for selling over 3 million dollars in Real Estate

Year started with FNC: 2013
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