Meet the Agricultural Services Team

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Marty Thornton, AFM

Marty Thornton, AFM

Senior Vice President, Agricultural Services
309-664-8933
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Bio

  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana‐ Champaign
  • Accredited Farm Manager
  • Real Estate Managing Broker
  • Trust Officer
  • Property/Casualty Insurance Licensed
  • Over 35 years of experience and 12 years at Heartland Bank and Trust Company

Areas of Expertise

  • Farmland management
  • Farm leasing alternatives
  • Buying and selling farmland
  • Trust and estate management
  • Grain marketing
Warren Basting, AFM

Warren Basting, AFM

Vice President, Agricultural Services
309-664-8941
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Location

Bio

  • MBA, Northern Illinois University
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana‐ Champaign
  • Accredited Farm Manager
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Trust Officer
  • Property/Casualty Insurance Licensed
  •  Over 25 years of experience and 12 years at Heartland Bank and Trust Company 

Areas of Expertise

  • Cash flow analysis and capital project budgeting
  • Commodity marketing
  • Specialty crops and seed soybeans
  • GPS soil testing
  • Trust and estate management
Tom Kahle, AFM

Tom Kahle, AFM

Executive Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Trust Officer
815-945-2311
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Location

Bio

  • B.S., Illinois State University
  • Graduate School of Banking
  • Accredited Farm Manager
  • 31 years at Heartland Bank and Trust Company

Areas of Expertise

  • GPS as it relates to agriculture
  • Grain marketing
  • Government farm programs
  • Extensive seed research testing
  • Trust and estate management
Tom Hand

Tom Hand

Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Trust Officer
309-527-4400
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Location

Bio

  • B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Over 18 years of farm accounting and consulting experience
  • 15 years at Heartland Bank and Trust Company

Areas of Expertise

  • Farmland management
  • Investment and farm financials
  • Grain marketing
  • Trust and estate management
Larry Heacock

Larry Heacock

Executive Vice President
217-784-4206
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Location

Bio

  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Over 30 years of experience in trust and estate administration and farm management
  • 18 years at Heartland Bank

Areas of Expertise

  • Agency farmland management
  • Financial management and analysis
  • Farm owner and operator
  • Trust and estate management
Matt Wyss, AFM

Matt Wyss, AFM

Farm Management Officer
309-664-8943
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Location

Bio

  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Accredited Farm Manager
  • Trust Officer
  • Property/Casualty Insurance Licensed
  • Licensed Real Estate Trainee Appraiser
  • 7 years at Heartland Bank and Trust Company

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm property management
  • Farm leasing and rents
  • Economic analysis
  • Crop scouting and pest management
Jacob Schlipf

Jacob Schlipf

Farm Manager
309-664-4507
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Location

Bio

  • B.S., Illinois State University
  • Grain Farm background
  • Property/Casualty Insurance Licensed

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm property management
  • Farm leasing and rents
  • Economic analysis
  • Crop scouting and pest management
Tim Woods

Tim Woods

Office Manager - Administration, Ag Services
309-664-8934
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Location

Bio

  • B.A., Lincoln Christian University
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Property/Casualty Insurance Licensed
  • Federal Crop Insurance Agent
  • 18 years of experience and 12 years at Heartland Bank and Trust Company

Areas of Expertise

  • Department administration
  • Accounting and income reporting
  • Digital technology applications for clients

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