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First Mid Staff - Decatur, IL

Farm Real Estate

Kevin Hilligoss Kevin Hilligoss
Decatur Regional Office Manager
Phone: (217)421-9618

Kevin is a 1999 graduate of Illinois State University with a bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. He has worked in farm management for over 20 years and joined the First Mid Ag Services through the acquisition of Soy Capital Ag Services in 2018. Before starting a career in farm management he spent some time in the Agriculture retail business. Kevin currently holds an Illinois Real Estate Broker’s License and is experienced in assisting buyers of farmland as well as selling large tracts. Kevin comes from a farm background having grown up on a grain and livestock farm near Windsor, IL. He and his wife, Emily, and their two sons, Wyatt and Will, live on their small farm in rural Lovington, IL.
Farm Real EstatePicture of Justin Wheeler Justin Wheeler
Farm Management, Managing Real Estate Broker, & Auctioneer – Decatur
Phone: (217)421-9615

Justin Wheeler was born and raised in Mt. Zion, Illinois. Growing up he took part in his small family farm where he discovered his passion for agriculture and continues to be active in. Justin received his undergraduate work at Illinois State University where he triple majored in Crop and Soil Science, Agronomy Industry Management, and Ag Business. He graduated in the Spring of 2014 with his Master's Degree in Crop Sciences from Illinois State University. Justin started his farm management career with Soy Capital Ag Services, and joined First Mid Ag Services through the acquisition in 2018. He holds the Managing Broker License for the Decatur office, an Illinois Auctioneers License, the Accredited Farm Manager designation, Accredited Land Consultant designation, and a FAA UAS Remote Pilots License. Justin also operates the First Mid Ag Services website and is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, REALTORS® Land Institute, and Illinois State Auctioneers Association, Inc. In 2021, Justin received the Chairman's Award for Excellence, First Mid's most prestigious award. Since his start in farm management in 2014, he has been involved with over 14,500 acres of farm brokerage and farm management acquisitions. During his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters.
Farm Real EstateBailey Reynolds HeadshotBailey Reynolds
Farm Management and Brokerage– Decatur
Phone: (217)421-9619
Email: Bailey Reynolds

Bailey Reynolds was born and raised in Macon County, where he gained his interest and passion for agriculture. Bailey received his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 2018, where he double majored in Agribusiness and Agronomy Management. Prior to joining First Mid, he worked in ag retail as a Crop Specialist for Evergreen FS, Inc. in Macon, IL. Bailey’s responsibilities as a Crop Specialist included promoting and managing profitable sales and service, developing crop input recommendations for existing and future customers, and consulting with customers on farm analysis to support the success of their operation. Bailey holds an Illinois Real Estate Broker’s License and is in the process of earning his Certified Crop Advisor designation. Bailey currently resides in Mt. Zion, IL with his wife, Shelbi.

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Haley Daniels Hayley Daniels
Farm Management and Brokerage – Decatur
Phone: (217) 421-9617
Email: Hayley Daniels

Hayley Daniels is a 2012 graduate from University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Crop Sciences and 2014 graduate from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master of Science in Agronomy. Hayley holds an Illinois Real Estate Broker's License and has earned the Certified Crop Adviser designation.  Prior to joining First Mid Ag Services, Hayley worked for Herrin with agriculture retail and seed sales at their Buffalo, Mt. Pulaski, and Berry locations. She has also served as an agronomist for a major seed company.  Hayley grew up on a family grain farm in Decatur which is currently farmed by her husband, brother, and father. She currently resides just down the road from the home farm with her husband and daughter.
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