First Mid Staff - Kankakee, IL

Farm Real Estate
John Pro Head ShotJohn Tammen
Kankakee Regional Office Manager
Phone: (815) 936-8976
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John graduated from the University of Illinois in 1975 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. John has his AFM designation and is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker and licensed Indiana Real Estate Associate Broker. Before joining this organization’s predecessor bank in 1986, John farmed and ran “Strawberry Fields”, a U-pick produce operation. Prior to that experience he was a vocational agriculture teacher. John also has work experience in the production of blueberries and Christmas trees. John is experienced in providing real estate broker fair market value opinions and farmland market analysis.
Farm Real Estate
SteveSteve Jacob
Farm Management and Brokerage – Kankakee
Phone: (815) 936-8980
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Steve, a 1972 graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in agricultural education, is licensed for real estate sales and brokerage in Illinois and Indiana. He has served this organization and predecessors in farm management for more than 40 years, including experience in agribusiness and farm lending. Steve also has practical experience in farming, and in fertilizer sales and service. Steve oversees all farm real estate activities in northern Illinois as manager of Ag Services’ regional Kankakee office location.
Farm Real Estate
DonDon McCabe
Farm Management and Brokerage – Kankakee
Phone: (815) 936-8979
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Don is a contracted consultant with First Mid Ag Services.  He was President of the organization’s predecessors First of America and Soy Capital Ag Services (1986-2014) and continues to work with special assignments and as a consulting advisor with the business.  Don has broad experience in strategic and financial planning, banking, trust administration, and finance, as well as in related farm and agricultural business management.

Don earned his Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation in 1975, and degrees at the University of IllinoisB.S., 1969, in agricultural economics and communication, and MBA, 1977.  He is an Illinois Real Estate Broker.  Don has served in a number of roles with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), including President of the Illinois chapter and national Board of Directors (2004), and General Chair of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Manager & Rural Appraisers’ (ISPFMRA) annual Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends project (2010-2014).  Don was the recipient of the ISPFMRA Professional Hall of Fame award for 2013 for significant contributions to both the organization and Illinois agriculture.

In addition to his current work with First Mid Ag Services, Don manages his family farmland and financial investment business with land in Illinois’ Livingston and Kankakee counties.
Farm Real EstateDon McCabe Drew Wright
Farm Management and Brokerage – Kankakee
Phone: (815) 936-8975
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Drew is a current member of the First Mid Ag Services Team in Kankakee, IL. He started with First Mid’s predecessor, Soy Capital Ag Services, in late fall 2015. Prior to his current employment, Drew was involved in the sales and service of chemicals, fertilizer, and precision farming products. He attended the University of Illinois where he received his bachelor degree in Crop Science and also received his Master’s degree in 2012 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Drew developed his strong love for agriculture growing up in Western Kankakee County, where he raised grain and livestock. Drew has always been involved with 4-H, FFA, and even today is still an active member of the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders. Drew is currently a Certified Crop Advisor, holds an Illinois Real Estate Broker’s License, and is working on his Accredited Farm Manager designation.Farm Real Estate

sean-riordan-2-001Sean Riordan
Farm Management– Kankakee
Phone: (815) 936-8978
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Sean graduated from Illinois State University in 2010 with a degree in AgBusiness. He was born and raised in Kankakee County on a small grain and livestock farm where he gained practical farm experience. He showed cattle and was very involved in 4-H, FFA, and the youth beef team. Sean joined First Mid Ag Services through the Soy Capital acquisition. His prior experience includes precision ag technology sales and support and seed corn production. Sean is experienced in providing farmland market analyses, farm management, and is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.