Dean Kyburz, (at right) a longtime member and mentor to many through decades of service to ISPFMRA, was named to the Chapter’s Hall of Fame during the annual aeeting held January 27 in Springfield. Kyburz, who was accompanied by his wife Cindy, was given the honor by Seth Baker, AFM, immediate past-president of the Chapter.
Baker cited Kyburz’ many years of service as a member and employee of the First National Bank of Decatur, which through mergers later became Main Street Bank and Trust and eventually Busey Bank.
“Through those many years Dean was the mentor to many professionals who were new to the farm management and farmland appraisal industry,” said Baker. “He taught them well.”
Kyburz, who retired in 2019, was a licensed general appraiser. He also obtained his Real Estate Broker and Managing Brokers licenses and served as the Managing Broker for Busey Farm Brokerage. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in agricultural education and a masters in agricultural economics.
The Hall of Fame designation is the highest honor the Chapter bestows on its members.