Soy Capital News

McCabe Named to Professional Hall of Fame

February 28, 2014

Don McCabe, immediate past president of Soy Capital Ag Services, was named to the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2013 Hall of Fame in February. The Hall of Fame Award is the highest recognition that can be presented to a member who has made significant contributions to both the Society and agriculture. In making the presentation, Penny Lauritzen, last year's award recipient, noted McCabe's long-term efforts in working with agricultural clients for more than 40 years and his involvement with other industry organizations. In his years as an ISPFMRA member, he served on and chaired committees for membership development, marketing and advertising, continuing education and commercial sponsorship. He also worked his way through leadership, serving as ISPFMRA president in 2004. He worked on the Illinois Farmland Values Conference for many years and chaired the project from 2008 through 2012. McCabe was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Livingston County and earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and communication (1969) and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He received his designation as an Accredited Farm Manager from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in 1975. Upon receiving the award, McCabe said he has enjoyed working with the people, "Our clients and customers, farm operators and those I work with in my company and in this association. I'd particularly like to thank the men and women who I work with at Soy Capital Ag Services, and have over the years," he says. "When an agricultural career like mine spans many years, there have been a lot of 'ups' -- think the 1970s and past few years -- when it seemed everything always went right, and also some 'downs' -- think the 1980s."