Farm Manager

Decatur, Illinois
Aug 31, 2023
Oct 01, 2023
Full Time

What You'll Do

  • Oversee portfolio of farm accounts.
  • Secure farm management agreements through prospecting, analysis and sales.
  • Determine goals of farmland owners.
  • Develop/maintain farm lease agreements with qualified farm operators.
  • Make site visits to properties for purpose of evaluating operation, dictating reports to communicate with clients.
  • Review periodic financial reports for submission to clients as requested.
  • Communicate with clients as necessary for approval, recommendations to owners, reporting, and updates.
  • Distribute funds from accounts as requested and desired by clients.
  • Meet, on average, three times per year with farm tenant to discuss items related to various farming operations, such as financial settlements between owner account and tenants, farm lease renewal/termination, and crop planning, including discussion of things such as land maintenance, building care and oversight, drainage and drainage district issues, fertility, tillage and cultural practices, chemical selection, crop rotation, hybrid and variety selection, soil testing, material application methods, government farm program issues.
  • Attend continuing education seminars as required.

What You'll Bring

Knowledge of:

  • Strong knowledge of general agricultural principles
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Accounting principles
  • Compliance and regulations that relate to Farm Management

Ability to:

  • Analyze assignments based on a wide knowledge of many factors where application of advanced or technical concepts are required
  • Maintain visual attention and mental concentration for extended periods of time
  • Perform duties and make decisions under frequent time pressures
  • Work in an outdoor environment

Education & Training

  • Requires Bachelor's degree, preferably in an agricultural-related field.
  • Professional licensing and accreditation is required (if unlicensed and/or unaccredited upon hire, new farm managers will pursue both in a timely manner).
  • Requires knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Busey values a diverse and inclusive workplace and strives to recruit, develop and retain individuals with exceptional talent. A team with diverse talent, working together, is essential to Busey's commitment of delivering service excellence. Busey is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets. Visit to learn more about Busey's Equal Opportunity Employment.

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