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Kent M. Kraft, Accredited Farm Manager

  • BS in Agricultural Business, minor in Farm Management, Iowa State University.

  • Decades of experience as a farmer in Iowa, then as a professional farm manager based in Springfield, Illinois.

  • Accredited by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

  • Active in the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

  • Candidate member of the Realtors Land Institute.

  • Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker in Illinois.

  • Past experience during his Iowa farming career includes serving on the boards of the Dixon Cooperative Elevator, the Scott County Farm Bureau, and the Eastern Iowa Farm Business Association.

  • Certified Small Unmanned Aerial System Pilot.

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Robert H. Woodrow

  • BS in Agricultural Business from Western Illinois University.

  • Ten years of working for the USDA.

  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker, with many years of experience in locating, analyzing and purchasing farms for clients.

  • Over a decade of working as a professional farm manager for a major regional bank.

  • Accredited by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

  • Years of hands-on experience in crop and livestock farming with his family's farm in Tazewell County, Illinois.

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Kent Kraft and Rob Woodrow are both accredited members of their professional organization, the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Accreditation is awarded only after meeting stringent experience and educational requirements. Members are required to meet ongoing continuing education standards and compliance with strict ethical standards.

Every farm is unique and every farm owner is unique. Kent and Rob make sure they understand both the land and the landowner so their clients receive a tailored level of management service that best fits both.

A land seller needs to know what their property is worth. Kent and Rob either know or can find out what price comparable properties have sold for and suggest a marketing strategy.

Some landowners think they don't need full professional management. Perhaps they have experience both in agriculture and in business, but don't have experience with a particular issue, or the time to devote to solving a problem.