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Soy Capital Ag Services November 17th Farmland Auction Sets Woodford County, Illinois Record

November 20, 2017

November 17, 2017, 1:00 CT from Soy Capital Ag Services (

ROANOKE, IL.; November 17, 2017 – A high quality, well maintained tract of Class A farmland sold today in front of a packed Thompson Community Center crowd conducted by Soy Capital Ag Services for the Leman Family Farm. (

Picture of sale sign on Leman Farm

Photograph of the Leman Farm, which brought a Woodford County price record of $15,850/acre on November 17, 2017 taken by Kevin Meiss.

The auction of 76.802 surveyed acres between Metamora, Roanoke & Eurkea set a Woodford County farmland price record at $15,850 per acre according to Managing Broker and Auctioneer, David Klein. “Spirited bidding was seen from local farmers looking to expand their operation in this tightly held area. It was a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, all tillable tract of land. Klein also serves as the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Chairman for Land Values and Lease Trends. “Looking back, we believe the previous farmland auction price record for Woodford County was set in August, 2014 for 80.96 acres at a price of $15,500 per acre.”, says Klein.

The auction wrapped up an exciting 10 days of farmland sales for the company, which auctioned 379.82 acres adjacent to this land on November 7th at an average price of $13,650/acre and 197.71 acre in Sangamon County on November 14th at an average price of $13,450/acre. Both of the larger acreage auctions had individual tracts bring in excess of $14,000/acre for Class A soils. The company’s next event will be November 28th with the auction of 305 acres between Elkhart & Mt. Pulaski in Logan County, Illinois, followed by 137.6 acres east of Toluca in Marshall County on November 29th . Individuals interested in additional information may visit or call 800-532-LAND for details.

Soy Capital Ag Services is a division of Soy Capital Bank & Trust Company, headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, a diversified financial services company with offices in Bloomington, Bourbonnais, Champaign, Decatur, Peoria & Springfield, Illinois.

David Klein, AFM, ALC
Vice President & Managing Broker/Auctioneer
Soy Capital Ag Services
Bloomington, Illinois