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2013 Summer Tour Coming Up

The 2013 ISPFMRA Summer Tour is coming up! The tour will hit the Effingham and Shelby area on August 15th and 16th. The tour will include visits to Willow Ridge Vineyards and Winery, the Holland Energy Natural Gas-Fired Generating Plant,…

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Summer Tour 2012

Join us on the ISPFMRA Summer Tour 2012! Events include University of Illinois Agronomy Day, a crop production technology update, and a tour of the University of Illinois Ag Library. Download the agenda and registration form for details. If you…

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Hicks Named to Hall of Fame

Jerry R. Hicks, AFM, partner and treasurer of Agrivest, Inc., Springfield, IL, was inducted into the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers’ Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual meeting held here recently. “Jerry epitomizes all the…

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Illinois Farmland Values Rise Again in 2012

The prices being paid for farmland across Illinois continue their upward spiral with the tops being in the $10,000 to $13,000 per acre range across the state. This is according to the 2012 Farmland Values and Lease Trends Report released today by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers at its annual Land Values Conference.

The top price of $13,000 per acre was for a November 2011 sale of 37.7 acres in Christian County. The property was listed as having Excellent quality land. Sales in the $10,000 per acre range were common across a number of regions in the state.

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