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  1. Midwest Farmowner Spring 2024

    April 1, 2024

    The latest issue of the Midwest Farmowner has been published covering topics such as First Mid Ag Services contributing to monitoring Illinois Land Values and the Illinois Farm Bureau, auction success, staff updates and accreditations.  For the full publication or to order a copy of the ISPFMRA 2024 Land Values Book, please us the links […]

  2. Do Solar Farms Affect Farmland Values?

    Do Solar Farms Affect Farmland Values? Shining light on farmers’ newest competition for acres. By Michael Lauher I’ve always said that farmers are the original conservationists, taking care of the land, leaving things better for the next generation.  The same can be said for harvesting solar energy.  Farmers have done it for millennia.  Except, instead […]

  3. Justin Wheeler Qualifies for RLI’s APEX Producers Club

    March 27, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stephanie Meier Senior Director of Marketing 815-986-7164 stephanie.meier@firstmid.com Justin Wheeler Recognized as Part of RLI’s APEX Producers Club Decatur, IL (March 26, 2024) First Mid Ag Services, a division of First Mid Wealth Management, is proud to announce Justin Wheeler, Farm Manager, Broker, and Auctioneer in Decatur, IL, has been […]

  4. Justin Wheeler Receives ALC Designation

    December 19, 2023

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stephanie Meier Senior Director of Marketing 815-986-7164 stephanie.meier@firstmid.com JUSTIN WHEELER RECEIVES ELITE ACCREDITED LAND CONSULTANT (ALC) DESIGNATION Mattoon, IL (December 19, 2023) – The REALTORS® Land Institute proudly announced that Justin Wheeler, Assistant Vice President, First Mid Ag Services www.firstmidag.com, of Decatur, Illinois, has officially joined the ranks of those […]

  5. Midwest Farmowner Fall 2023

    November 14, 2023

    The latest issue of the Midwest Farmowner has been published covering topics such as carbon capture and storage, auction success, and staff updates.  For the full publication please us the link below. Midwest Farmowner Fall 2023

  6. How to navigate wind and solar leases

    September 21, 2023

    How to navigate wind and solar leases Renewable energy and the allure of solar and wind leases are sweeping across the Illinois prairie. But every gust of opportunity brings a whirlwind of questions. By: Michael Lauher   Illinois stands at the forefront of developing renewable energy. Almost every day, new solar panels and wind towers […]

  7. 2023 McLean County Corn Yield Estimates

    August 28, 2023

    This year’s McLean County Corn Yield Estimate came in at 223.69 bushels per acre, with yield sample estimates ranging from 171.6 bushels per acre to 260.4 bushels per acre.  For more details, please use the links below.  Highlights of 2023 McLean County Yield Survey 2023 McLean County Township Map 2023 McLean County Yield Survey   […]

  8. Why big finance is betting on farmland

    August 25, 2023

    Why big finance is betting on farmland Land Values: Your retirement fund — and those of your neighbors — are driving the next agricultural revolution. By: Michael Lauher On the wind-swept plains of the heartland, an agricultural revolution is quietly underway. This one’s not led by advances in machinery or biotech, but rather by the […]

  9. First Mid Earns 2023 Top Workplaces Industry Award

    August 15, 2023
  10. Michael Bernhard Receives AFM Accreditation

    August 10, 2023