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Justin Wheeler Qualifies for RLI’s APEX Producers Club

March 27, 2024

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Media Contact: Stephanie Meier
Senior Director of Marketing

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 recognized as a part of the APEX 2023 Producers Club by the REALTORS® Land Institute as a part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. Wheeler was recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus as well as The Land Report’s co-founders Eddie Lee Rider, Jr. and Eric O’Keefe at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 12, during RLI’s 2024 National Land Conference (NLC24) in Louisville, KY.

“I’m very grateful to our valued clients for their trust and confidence, which has enabled me to achieve recognition of the 2023 Apex Producers Club,” said Wheeler upon receiving the award. He submitted over $20 million in qualifying dollar volume in closed land sales during 2023.

“We are proud of Justin and all our members that were recognized as part of our award programs for their accomplishments in 2023. They truly are the most accomplished professionals with the highest levels of expertise in land real estate,” said Kobernus. Top awards winners will receive national recognition in The Land Report’s Spring Magazine, RLI’s Spring issue of Terra Firma magazine, as well as additional promotions throughout the year.

All land professionals recognized as part of the RLI APEX Producers Club are active members of RLI and have at least $5 million of qualifying dollar volume in closed land sales in 2023. The APEX Awards Program celebrated its seventh year by welcoming 199 applicants totaling a combined $6.05+ billion in qualifying transaction volume, 7,528 transaction sides, and 961,248 acres sold.

For more information on the award winners, 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 the Spring 2024 issue. All land real estate professionals are invited to join RLI and apply to the prestigious APEX Awards Program next year. APEX Award winners will be recognized next March at the 2025 National Land Conference in Tucson, AZ. Learn more at rliland.com.

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