Mr. John Benz, AFM

Farm Manager,
Farmers National Company

Contact Details

Farmers National Company
PO Box 3275
Quincy, IL
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Work Phone: (217) 641-1270

Area of Expertise

  • I have both practical background in production agriculture and practical experience in commodity marketing. My work experience and education helps me do a good job of representing land owners.


Real Estate Broker: Illinois. Real Estate Sales Person: Missouri. Designation(s): Accredited Farm Manager AFM Territory Served: Western Illinois and Northeast Missouri Educational Background: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois BS in Ag Econ/Farm Management, December 1982 • Member of Farm House Fraternity • Active in several Agriculture clubs John Wood Community College, Quincy, Illinois Completed coursework toward AS Agriculture Basic Ag degree that would transfer to four-year college • While at John Wood Community College, was involved with Ag Club and President for one year. Professional Experience: Currently Farm Manager for Farmers National Company Farmers Cooperative, Ursa, IL United States, September 1999-March 2013 Grain Marketing IP Grain Manager • Besides helping customers with grain marketing through licensed brokerage service, I contracted 9 million bushels of IP grain anually with producers. Assisted the general manager with barge applications, grain hedging, pricing grain, and general tasks with buying grain from producers. Arranged producer marketing and IP grain meetings. Called producers to market grain through cooperative and responsibility for all the certificates of IP handling for the IP grain. I was responsible for the ISO 9001 audits of our river facilities. Farm Owner/Operator, Quincy, Illinois - January 1983-March 1999 Worked with farm manager to develop a crop plan for the farm, owned machinery and was responsible for the planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage soybeans, and wheat. Operated 120 head cow/calf herd and 150 sow farrow to finish hog operation. John Wood Community College, Quincy, Illinois - November 2007-January 2011 Teacher Agriculture Commodity Marketing Taught entry level commodity marketing for the winter term. Responsibilities at FNC: I work with absentee landowners to increase their income and enhance their ownership enjoyment, while providing greater peace of mind on their farm ownership. List, market, and sell agricultural real estate in Missouri and Illinois. By using the Farmers National System of management, I can discover the farm's potential while guiding the owner along the road of their ownership goals. Combining my experiences and our company's expertise with the farm operator's abilities, I work to increase the farm's productivity and income while implementing good land stewardship to enhance the farm's value. Professional Accomplishments: Series 3 and 30 licensed broker Year started with FNC: 2013

Primary Occupation

  • Manager


  • Manager