Caring for your farmland investment

Farm Management | Farmland Brokerage | Farm Owner Consultation | Appraisal Services

Owners Kent Kraft and Rob Woodrow started Farmland Solutions LLC in February of 2009, in Sherman, Illinois. The company grew quickly with their many clients benefiting from their expertise in farm management, brokerage, and consultation services. Kent and Rob added farm appraisal to the list of services, when Daniel Woodrow, State Certified General Appraiser joined the firm in 2021. Also joining the company that year, Michael Kraft, providing real estate brokerage and farm management. 

Using their "muddy boots" philosophy, they obtain deep knowledge of each farm they manage, purchase, sell, or appraise for their customers. Their extensive property inspections reduce surprises from situations that require owner or land buyer expense or action. 

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Farmland Solutions LLC - In the News

Flanagan State Bank - Organic Ag Newsletter

Flanagan State Bank - Organic Ag Newsletter

"The ten organic farms that I manage range from 200 acres in size to 1,800 acres in size. The leases are either a 50/50 crop share lease or a custom farm lease. All but one of the 50/50 crop share farms were cash rent lease farms before transitioning to organic production. The four custom-operated farms were custom farmed before they were transitioned to organic production."

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Top 10 Absentee Landowners

Who Are the Biggest Absentee Landowners in Illinois?

"The prime soils of central Illinois have the highest concentration of absentee landowners as measured by the per-capita number of professional farm managers. Or in other words, there are more professional farm managers in central Illinois than in the rest of the state - and along with them, absentee landowners."

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Rob Woodrow speaking about cover crops

Illinois soil conservation advocates encourage expansion of incentives for 'cover crops'

"No one needs to sell Rob Woodrow on the value of 'cover crops' in farming. Woodrow, a professional farm manager for landowners in the Springfield area and throughout Illinois, said planting non-cash crops such as rye and clover in the fall after harvest helps soil retain moisture and nutrients, controls weeds and reduces erosion for the next growing season."

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DeKalb & Kane Counties, Illinois

564 +/- acres offered in 6 tracts

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