Choose Your Login...


Ag Services

Meet our Farm Managers

Meet Our Farm Managers

Our team not only has experience with the business aspects of farming, but also with the day-to-day operational concerns and challenges that farmers continuously face. As farm managers we are called upon to assist with everything from seed and fertilizer selection to marketing strategies and preserving the integrity of farmland for future generations.

With offices in Champaign, Decatur, LeRoy and Shelbyville, our farm managers can provide insight and a wealth of farm knowledge to farmers throughout Illinois and Indiana. Click below to meet the Farm Managers in your area.

Champaign · 3002 W. Windsor Rd. · Champaign, IL 61822
Decatur · 253 E. South Park · Decatur, IL 62523
LeRoy · 301 E. Cedar St., PO Box 107 · LeRoy, IL 61752
Shelbyville · 200 W. Main St. · Shelbyville, IL 62565

Champaign, IL


Matt Rhodes 

Farm Manager

Matt grew up working on the family farm in Newman, Illinois, where he still participates in seasonal operations. He graduated from the University of Illinois in the College of ACES in 2009, and remains an avid U of I fan. Matt is a licensed Real Estate Broker with Busey Farm Brokerage.


Decatur, IL


Tom Courson

Farm Manager

Tom began his career in farm management in 1995 after graduating from the University of Illinois. After more than 10 years in the seed industry, Tom returned to farm management in 2008 when he joined Busey Ag Services. Tom is a licensed Real Estate Broker with Busey Farm Brokerage.



Dean Kyburz

Farm Manager, Licensed General Appraiser, Department Head for Busey Ag Services

Dean brought with him personal experience from his family's dairy farm. He has over 30 years of appraisal experience and obtained his Certified General Appraiser's license from the state of Illinois. Dean also is a licensed Real Estate Broker and a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.



Nick Suess

Farm Manager

Nick Suess is a Farm Manager serving Macon and Shelby Counties. With a focus on providing high-quality valuations of agriculture properties, he also manages farmland for clients to produce reliable income and appreciation. Nick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness in Economics from Southern Illinois University. An active member in the community, Nick volunteers his time assisting high school chapters of the National FFA Organization. He also judges Career Development Events (CDEs), a program helping students interested in agriculture develop skills to effectively compete in the job market, for the organization.



Corey Zelhart

Farm Manager

Corey was raised just north of Decatur on his family's grain farm. His professional experience includes soybean research and helping tenants select seed varieties best suited to the land. Corey graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007, and earned a Master of Science in Agriculture in 2011.

Back to top

LeRoy, IL



Steve Myers

Accredited Farm Manager, Certified Crop Advisor

Steve was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Western Illinois and graduated from Illinois State University in 1986. He is a monthly columnist for Prairie Farmer Magazine in the Profit Planners section and serves on numerous boards, including the ISU Ag Alumni, Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Board and Monsanto's Farm Manager Council. Steve was honored by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) with the 2008 Professional Farm Manager of the Year award and received the Outstanding Conservationist Award in 2011 from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. Steve is a farm owner and landlord who remains active in on-farm research programs. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer for Busey Farm Brokerage.

Back to top

Shelbyville, IL


Don Behl

Trust Officer, Busey Wealth Management

Don manages approximately 6,000 acres of farmland and works with all types of agricultural loans, including real estate loans. He has completed several classes sponsored by the Illinois Bankers Association, including Agriculture Lending and Management. Don has more than 26 years of experience counseling individuals and businesses in financial strategies.

Back to top


With roots that trace back more than 145 years, our professional farm managers are entrusted to care and maximize value for landowners controlling a combined 100,000+ acres of prime farmland in Illinois. 

Contact us today to learn how our team can help you.



  • Better Business Bureau
  • Certified Green Business
  • FDIC
  • Equal Housing Lender
  • Powered by Norton





With five lines of business—personal, mortgage, commercial, cash management and wealth management—working together as One Busey, we can meet all your financial needs with confidence. Customers who partner with us are rewarded with the Busey Advantage—regional capabilities and local priorities. It's a commitment that has stood the test of time.

On the personal side, Busey Bank promises to make your banking hassle free with smart personal checking and savings accounts, convenient online banking and mobile banking solutions and consumer loans. Whether you are ready to buy your first home or simply want to refinance the one you currently own, our practical home mortgages, participation in a wide range of special loan programs and in-house mortgage expertise mean your home loan is tailored to your individual needs.

From opening your first business checking account or loan to creating a strong succession plan, Busey can help you manage your growing business. Our business banking, lending and cash management solutions give you the tools you need to keep your business successful and nimble. Our participation in a wide variety of specialized programs and in-house credit expertise allow us to tailor commercial lending packages to your unique situation and make faster credit decisions. Busey knows that cash flow is the lifeblood of a business—whether you need help with receivables, payables, liquidity, fraud protection or information reporting, we can customize your cash management solution to your growing business' needs.

You've earned it. We'll grow it. Busey Wealth Management provides asset management, investment and fiduciary services to individuals, businesses and foundations. We build a team of local professionals around your needs to establish the best strategy for your situation. We work closely with you to develop a personal, comprehensive plan that will help you meet your goals and objectives through each phase of the wealth management process.


Innovative Banking. Simplified.

It's your money, and you should be able to access your accounts whether you're out shopping or out of the country.

Busey makes it easy to securely manage your finances whenever you want, wherever you are.

Learn More

First home. Or dream home.

There's no place like it.

Busey promises to find the home financing that's best for you - whether you're just starting out, tired of renting or purchasing your dream home.

Learn More

A top partner for your bottom line.

You've worked hard to realize your dream of opening a business.

Busey promises to partner with you so you don't have to handle difficult decisions alone.

Learn More

You earn it. We'll grow it.

After years of hard work, you want to see your efforts pay off - literally.

Busey promises to make your money work for you.

Learn More

Our customers are our neighbors.

When it comes to navigating your unique financial journey, you want a partner who understands who you are, where you came from and where you are headed.

Busey promises expert advice to guide you through every important financial decision.

Learn More

Our roots run deep.

With roots that trace back more than 145 years, our professional farm managers are entrusted to care and maximize value for landowners controlling a combined 100,000+ acres of prime farmland in Illinois.

Learn More

A top partner for your bottom line.

You've worked hard to realize your dream of opening a business.

We'll build a relationship with you so you don't have to handle these difficult financial decisions alone.

Learn More

Your Dream. Our Promise.

You have big dreams.

Busey promises to help you realize those dreams.

Learn More