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David Klein Receives 2020 Land Broker of the Year Award

September 25, 2020


September 25, 2020



MATTOON, IL — David Klein, Managing Real Estate Broker for First Mid Ag Services, a division of First Mid Wealth Management, recently received the 2020 Land Broker of the Year Award from the Illinois Farm & Land Chapter of the REALTORS® Land Institute. The Land Broker of the Year Award recognizes the professionalism, ethics, land business activities, realtor service, and community service of the recipient. This award marks the second time Klein was named the recipient as he also received this award in 2014.

In addition to his two-time achievement of being named Land Broker of the Year, Klein was named the National Farm Manager of the Year by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, along with the Bloomington office team of Brian Thompson, Chad Hoke, and Dan Patten, in 2001. And in 2018, he was awarded an APEX Top 20 National Producer by REALTORS® Land Institute for his production in farmland real estate sales.

Klein is an accredited member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He earned his Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation in 1999 and became an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) in 2006 through the REALTORS® Land Institute. In coordination with the University of Illinois’ College of A.C.E.S., he has led the Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Survey and annual conference for the Illinois Chapter as its General Chairman since 2017.

Supporting the many awards and recognitions received by Klein is a history of successful land transactions. With a group of licensed real estate brokers, First Mid Ag Services has auctioned and sold over 170,000 acres of Illinois and Indiana farmland valued at 1.1 billion dollars in farmland real estate transactions.

About First Mid Bancshares, Inc.: First Mid Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of First Mid Bank & Trust, N.A., First Mid Insurance Group and First Mid Wealth Management Company. First Mid Bank & Trust was first chartered in 1865 and has since grown into a $4.5 billion community-focused organization that provides financial services through a network of banking centers in Illinois and Missouri and a loan production office in Indiana. More information about the Company is available on our website at www.firstmid.com. Our stock is traded in The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “FMBH.”