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Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Field Staff

This position provides opportunities to work with commercial farmers in financial management, economic analysis, business organization, accounting and tax. Field Staff are assigned specific areas of service.

Open Positions:


 
Region 1

Position in West Central Illinois for anticipated retirement serving farmer-cooperators in Mercer and southern Rock Island counties.  Requires BS degree in addition to background or experience related to production agriculture.  The office location for this position is to be determined.

 
Region 2

Position in East Central Illinois serving farmer-cooperators in the Champaign county area in addition to neighboring counties.  Requires BS degree in addition to background or experience related to production agriculture.  The majority of training for this position will occur in the Tuscola office and surrounding offices.  The office location for this position is to be determined.

Position in East Central Illinois serving farmer-cooperators mainly in Macon county and the surrounding area.  Requires BS degree in addition to background or experience related to production agriculture.  The office location for this position is Decatur, and training will occur in Decatur, Tuscola and surrounding offices.  The office location for this position is to be determined.

 
Region 3

Position in Southwest Illinois serving farmer-cooperators in Greene, Jersey, Calhoun, Madison, Macoupin, Montgomery and Christian counties.  Requires BS degree in addition to background or experience related to production agriculture.  The office location for this position is Litchfield, and this particular opening would include growing the territory (increasing the number of cooperators) over a designated time period.

Position in Southeast Illinois serving farmer-cooperators in Clark, Cumberland, Jasper and Crawford counties.  Requires BS degree in addition to background or experience related to production agriculture.  The office location for this position will be Effingham or Paris.

Position in Southeast Illinois serving farmer-cooperators in Lawrence, Edwards, Wayne, Clay, Richland and Wabash counties.  Requires BS degree in addition to background or experience related to production agriculture.  The office location for this position will be Lawrenceville or Olney.

Qualifications and Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Economics, Accounting or Finance.
  • Agricultural experience relevant to position responsibilities, which would include a working knowledge of agricultural business processes, issues and terminology.
  • Professional experiences that demonstrate ability to build and maintain client relationships and a desire to serve a farm clientele.
  • Residency within the designated service area in Illinois
  • Must be a U.S. citizen; have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and pass a background check.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Income tax planning and preparation with farm businesses.
  • 3+ years of work experience in a related field (i.e. - ag lending / banking; accounting; financial services)

Salary and Benefits:

  • Commensurate with academic and professional experience.
  • Retirement, disability, accidental death, life and health plans.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Financial and accounting records supervision and summarization for approximately 100 farmer cooperators. Records are maintained on manual or computer accounting systems at the discretion of the cooperator.
  • Assist cooperators with economic and financial analysis of farm operating results and other issues that affect the farm business.
  • Preparation of income tax returns, financial statements and cash flows.
  • Participation in Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association activities and committees.
  • Actively involved in community events within their assigned area.

Information & Applications

Please contact:

Brandy Biros
Illinois Farm Business Farm Management
450 Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 265-5629
Email: brandy.biros@fbfm.org