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.

    Clark Farm Drainage, Inc.
    Clark Farm Drainage, Inc. is a leading provider of farm-scale, tile drainage and agricultural water management services. With nearly four decades and three generations of water management experience, we differentiate our team on its technical excellence and couple that with the ability to deliver large-scale, turnkey projects anywhere in the continental US. We work with growers and land owners to reduce risk and maximize long-term profitability on farms by maximizing yield potential and minimizing yield variability. We work with you to identify a drainage coefficient and water management approach tailored to your cropping systems, conservation goals, and local weather. Whether you're improving an entire farm, or just one field, we'll help you develop a long-term plan that's focused on you and your farm's success.‚Äč

    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!

    Goodwin & Associates Real Estate LLC
    Goodwin & Associates Real Estate, LLC was founded in 1996 by Mark Goodwin.  This real estate company ranks among the most professional real estate firms in northern Illinois and the collar counties of Chicago for buyers and sellers of farm, commercial development, and residential development land. 

    You will find an extensive range of real estate Illinois land brokerage services with Goodwin & Associates.  We have more than 20 years of land sale experience.  We can assist you with all your land needs.  Along with providing a personal touch, we understand the complexity of a land sale or purchase.  Our experience with the use of a 1031 exchange can save you hundreds of thousands of tax dollars.  This is just another way we can help you preserve more of the land asset for the next generation.  Our main focus is to take care of you and your interests.  We look forward to speaking with you.

    There is nothing more important to human civilization and our planet than farming: More than 7 billion people depend on farms for healthy and affordable food. Over 40% of land and 70% of fresh water globally is used in farming. Agriculture is a $3 trillion global industry, and the main source of employment in many communities around the world.

    Led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors, Granular is one of the first companies to apply Silicon Valley technology expertise to the agriculture industry. We use software and data science to transform farming, increase transparency, and enable new ways of doing business.

    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

    Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation 
    The IALF is a non-profit (501 c 3) educational corporation under Illinois law. The funds raised provide for the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program (IALP), a 19-month, dynamic development program that focuses on building the skills, knowledge and character of leaders. In addition, the IALF provides Advanced Leadership Training (ALT) seminars for food and agricultural instructors, partners in the food and agriculture space, and advanced training for IALP alumni. Our mission is to develop knowledgeable and effective leaders to become policy and decision makers for the agricultural industry.

    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.

    McColly Rosenboom
    McColly Rosenboom is the largest volume agency in Iroquois, Vermilion, Kankakee and Ford Counties and currently expanding rapidly into Will County. Furthermore, as the premier real estate agency in northeast central Illinois, Rosenboom Realty is the leading agency for closed transactions in Iroquois and Kankakee Counties. 

    No “deal” is too big or too small as Rosenboom Realty extensively covers Iroquois, Kankakee, Ford, Will, Vermilion, and Champaign Counties in Illinois.

    We specialize in all areas of real estate; residential, country homes, lake homes, farmland, commercial, recreational and development land.

    Murray Wise Associates
    Murray Wise Associates manages farmland investment portfolios, consisting of permanent and row crop properties, for high net worth individuals and pension fund clients across the US and internationally. MWA is a leader in the disposition of farmland as well as the auction process of land. 

    MyAgData® is a cloud-based data system that simplifies acreage reporting for farmers, crop insurance agents and ag service providers. We use the data you collect during your normal farming operations, format it to meet the reporting requirements of crop insurance companies, match it to the CLUs required for USDA acreage and production reporting and produces reports by land or geography.

    Reeves Farm Partnership
    Farmily Farm located in central Illinois.

    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.

    Wallace Land & Auction
    Wallace Land & Auction serves the farm community by providing certified farm appraisals, traditional farm listings, and farmland auctions. We are affiliated with MarkNet Alliance, a franchise of 60 auction companies nationwide. Only the highest quality auction companies are invited as members. This gives our auction clients advertising that is unparalleled. We are unique in that we offer online bidding in addition to live bidding. Buyers can bid in person, or anonymously on their tablet or computer.

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