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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


Rhodes

Matt Rhodes 

Farm Manager
217.351.6555
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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


Courson

Tom Courson

Farm Manager
217.425.8291
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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.

 

Kyburz

Dean Kyburz

Farm Manager, Licensed General Appraiser, Department Head for Busey Ag Services
217.425.8290
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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.

 

Suess

Nick Suess

Farm Manager
217.425.8296
Email


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.

 

Zelhart

Corey Zelhart

Farm Manager
217.425.8245
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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.

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LeRoy, IL


 

Myers

Steve Myers

Accredited Farm Manager, Certified Crop Advisor
309.962.2311
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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.

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Shelbyville, IL


Behl

Don Behl

Trust Officer, Busey Wealth Management
217.774.5515
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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.


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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. 

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