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First Mid Ag Services News

David Klein Recognized as Part of RLI’s 2019 APEX Producers Club

April 6, 2020

For additional information contact:
Brian Thompson | 309-665-0959 | Bthompson@firstmid.com

April 2, 2020 (Chicago, Illinois) – David Klein, with First Mid Ag Services from Bloomington, Illinois, has been recognized as a part of the 2019 APEX Producers Club by the Realtors® Land Institute as a part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. David was recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE, as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe at a special awards ceremony on Monday, March 30, during RLI’s Virtual 2020 National Land Conference (NLC20).

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of our real estate team serving clients on numerous farmland transactions in 2019.  Our entire staff of professional farm managers, real estate brokers and assistants totaled over $60 million in sales last year, representing nearly 7,000 acres in 22 different counties across the state of Illinois. These awards are greatly appreciated, and are a reflection of the efforts of our team,” said Klein upon receiving the award.

“We are proud of Dave and all of our members that were recognized as part of our award programs for their accomplishments in 2019. They truly are the crème of the crop when it comes to land real estate professionals,” said Kobernus.

The RLI APEX Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report, celebrated its third year with a record 105 applicants totaling a combined $2.65+ billion in qualifying transaction volume and 3,535 sides represented. All land professionals recognized as part of the RLI APEX Awards Program are active members of RLI. Those recognized in the 2019 APEX Producers Club surpassed $4M in qualifying production volume. For more information on the award winners, please make sure to get a copy of The Land Report, one of the industry’s leading magazines for landowners and land professionals, which will publicize the top winners in their upcoming Spring 2020 issue. Learn more at rliland.com.

First Mid Ag Services, a Division of First Mid Wealth Management Company is chartered in the State of Illinois and offers a wide range of financial products and personal services to its clientele.  The company is licensed as a Corporate Real Estate Broker (License #078‑0010890) and sells farmland throughout the state of Illinois.  Over 300 successful auctions have been completed since being licensed in the fall of 1990. Additionally, a number of farms have been sold by private treaty.  Farms have been sold in 44 Illinois counties totaling more than 160,000 acres for over $1.06 Billion.  David Klein, AFM, ALC, serves as the managing real estate broker for First Mid and focuses on selling farmland by private treaty and public auction throughout the state.  He leads 35 licensed real estate brokers located in six Central Illinois offices specializing in farmland sales.  First Mid Real Estate Brokers are also licensed in Indiana, Iowa, Arkansas and South Dakota.