Farmland Forum Exhibitors

    American Farmland Trust
    AFT is a national non-profit dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land.

    Busey Ag Services
    With more than 90,000 acres under management and over $50 million of farmland sold in 2017,  our professionals are committed to maximizing value for our landowners. Because of this experience and stability, you can put your trust in the Busey team of farm management and brokerage professionals.

    The Chicago Farmers
    Founded in 1935, the purpose of the Club is to advance production, agriculture, and agribusiness. This non-profit, non-partisan organization provides information, educational programs, and a forum for discussing issues to members and others interested in agriculture efficiency and competitiveness in a global economy.

    Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
    The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences is a college preparatory high school that provides opportunities for diverse students from across the city to study agriculture with the goal of developing marketable skills as well as college level competencies.

    Compeer Financial
    Three Farm Credit organizations 1st Farm Credit Services, Agstar Financial Services and Badgerland Financial have untied to strengthen our commitment to the agricultural community.  We at Compeer Financial have combined our resources, knowledge and expertise in lending, insurance and financial services to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America like never before.  Let's get started with yours.

    First Midwest Bank
    First Midwest Bank knows your farm is more than just a business. As the number one Agricultural Bank lender in Illinois, with over 75 years of experience, we provide knowledge and financial solutions to help your farm operation reach its fullest potential. Our dedicated Ag Bankers meet your ongoing needs by helping you deal with seasonal cash flow, build financial independence, and handle tax implications. It's how we help bring you and your Agribusiness momentum.

    Foods Resource Bank
    Foods Resource Bank (FRB) is a non-profit organization committed to providing food security to those struggling with hunger in developing countries.  We accomplish this through sustainable agricultural programs that provide the training and resources needed for hungry people to know the dignity of feeding themselves. Through Growing Projects, we connect farmers and rural communities in the U.S. with small holder farmers participating in our overseas programs. Stop by to find out how you can join us!

    Hertz Farm Management, Inc.
    Founded in 1946, Hertz Farm Management is a farmland asset management company. We specialize in Professional Farm Management, Farmland Sales, Auctions, Acquisitions, and Farmland Appraisals. Our Farmland Professionals are committed to adding value to farmland ownership through education, communication and stewardship. With 15 offices throughout the Midwest, we manage over 2,400 farms consisting of more than 550,000 acres. For more information, call (800) 593-5263 or visit us online at

    Joliet Junior College Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center
    The Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center hosts classroom and laboratory activities for the college's agriculture, horticulture, and veterinary medical technology programs, along with other credit and non-credit offerings of the college. Also located at the center is JJC's CDL program, through Premier CDL, and an FCAE Program Advisor. The center features four semi-smart classrooms, an arena, a livestock holding and handling wing, and an exhibit hall.

    Land Pro LLC
    Land Pro LLC is a full-service land real estate company that provides high-quality, comprehensive services that maximize the value of real estate through impeccable ethics, professional service and ongoing education. Our services include land brokerage, farm management, land auctions and land consulting.

    Springfield Plastics
    Springfield Plastics, a Midwest manufacturer that has created plastic pipe solutions in the agricultural, residential, commercial and highway markets since 1978. Springfield Plastics, Inc. is the only U.S. manufacturer certified to use only 100% virgin resin in all products that provide peace of mind through the highest quality and consistency available in today’s drainage market.  For more information, please visit 

    University of Illinois College of ACES
    The College of ACES offers tremendous opportunities for students and faculty to achieve success. Nearly 40 organizations provide more than 2,500 undergraduate students and nearly 750 graduate students the opportunity to network, learn about careers, and contribute to the life of the college. ACES research encompasses initiatives in bioenergy, biotechnology, integrated landscapes, environmental sustainability, food and agricultural systems, global climate change, family resiliency, public policy, and more.

    Will-South Cook SWCD
    Working with landowners in Will and South Cook Counties to protect and conserve natural resources.

    Interested in exhibiting?

    Our members either own, manage, lease or farm over two million acres of farmland in the United States and South America. They hold the hammer when it’s time to pick one company over another, and they let their loyalties be known with repeat sales, which our past exhibitors appreciate.

    The hallmark of this event is face-to-face contact with people who don’t need much selling on what you, the exhibitor, have to offer. If you are an exhibitor, you are more than half way home with attendees. You’ll sit and eat lunch with your target audience. The pace will be relaxed, not hurried. We want to allow plenty of time for body language and vocal chords to perform their magic. Also, your name and contact information will be listed in the Farmland Forum packet that is given to every attendee. 

    The Chicago Farmers invite you to reserve a booth at the Chicago Farmers’ 2018 Farmland Forum. The Forum will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, which is located at 3857 W 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655. Please review the exhibitor informational letter and reserve early to assure your placement by completing the exhibitor information form and returning with payment by Monday, January 12, 2018.

    As an exhibitor, you will be able to enter the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on Friday, February 9th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, as well as Saturday, February 10th, at 7:00 AM in order to set-up your booth for attendee arrival of 8:30 AM. If you need overnight lodging, please reserve a room under The Chicago Farmers Block at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Alsip at (800) 222-8733 using code CFF. Please reserve with the DoubleTree by or before January 8, 2018. 

    Please e-mail Beth Brouwer with any questions at