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Real Estate Associates


Farm Real Estate Garrett SchoenholzGarrett Schoenholz
Real Estate Broker 
Phone: (815)757-7721
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Licensed in 2006 as an Illinois Real Estate Broker Garrett has a passion for agricultural land sales. Garrett was raised on a grain farm in north central Illinois. He has 11 years of experience in production agriculture. Garrett actively farms with his brother, and is a Seed Advisor for Syngenta Seeds. He is also a member of the Lee County Farm Bureau, and Dekalb County Corn Growers Association. Garrett lives in rural Paw Paw, IL with his wife Ashli and daughter.

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Chad Hoke Chad Hoke
Real Estate Broker
Phone: (309) 531-1115
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Chad is one of our top producing Licensed Real Estate Brokers (sales and acquisitions) in Illinois. Chad joined First Mid Ag Services through the acquisition of Soy Capital Ag Services in 2018, and has over 35 years of experience in agricultural management and real estate. He is a 1987 graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics, and continues to hold the title of Accredited Farm Manager from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.  Chad and the Bloomington farm management staff earned the nationally recognized ASFMRA Farm Manager of the Year Award in 2001.  In 2022, Chad transitioned from farm management to focusing exclusively on farmland real estate sales and acquisitions while also assisting with the family farming operation west of Clinton, Illinois.

Farm Brokerage Kevin Meiss Kevin Meiss
Real Estate Broker & Crop Insurance Agent
Phone: (309) 665-0056
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Kevin is a 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics. His interest in agriculture began on his family's grain and livestock farm near Fairbury, IL. In 1996, Kevin worked for Bayer Corporation testing chemistries available for agricultural production. Since graduation, he has managed Illinois farmland for First Mid Ag Services, formerly Soy Capital Ag Services, and its predecessors and spends significant time working with our institutional clients. He earned his Illinois Real Estate Salesperson's license in 1999 and his Illinois Real Estate Broker's license in 2003. Kevin now holds a Real Estate Managing Broker license and sells farmland across the central and northern part of Illinois. Kevin earned his Accredited Farm Manager designation in 2006. In 2008, he became a licensed property and casualty Insurance Producer and began writing crop insurance. Kevin continues an active role in real estate sales/acquisitions and writing crop insurance.  In 2024, Kevin took over full time operation of the their family farm near Fairbury.

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SteveSteve Jacob
Real Estate Broker
Phone: (815) 936-8980
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Steve, a 1972 graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in agricultural education, is licensed for real estate sales and brokerage in Illinois and Indiana. He has served this organization and predecessors in farm management for more than 40 years, including experience in agribusiness and farm lending. Steve also has practical experience in farming, and in fertilizer sales and service. Steve oversees all farm real estate activities in northern Illinois as manager of Ag Services’ regional Kankakee office location.Farm Real Estate
DonDon McCabe
Real Estate Broker
Phone: (815) 936-8979
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Don is a contracted consultant with First Mid Ag Services. He was President of the organization’s predecessors First of America and Soy Capital Ag Services (1986-2014) and continues to work with special assignments and as a consulting advisor with the business. Don has broad experience in strategic and financial planning, banking, trust administration, and finance, as well as in related farm and agricultural business management.

Don earned his Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation in 1975, and degrees at the University of IllinoisB.S., 1969, in agricultural economics and communication, and MBA, 1977. He is an Illinois Real Estate Broker. Don has served in a number of roles with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), including President of the Illinois chapter and national Board of Directors (2004), and General Chair of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Manager & Rural Appraisers’ (ISPFMRA) annual Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends project (2010-2014). Don was the recipient of the ISPFMRA Professional Hall of Fame award for 2013 for significant contributions to both the organization and Illinois agriculture.

In addition to his current work with First Mid Ag Services, Don manages his family farmland and financial investment business with land in Illinois’ Livingston and Kankakee counties.

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Dan Moehring Dan Moehring
Real Estate Broker
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Dan received a B.S. in farm business management from Western Illinois University in 1976. He has worked for Soy Capital Ag Services and predecessors for more than 40 years prior to the acquisition by First Mid Ag Services in 2018. He is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker. Dan operates his own farm and seed corn production operation while working part time for Ag Services.


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