Soy Capital Staff - Kankakee, IL

Farm Real Estate
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John Tammen
Kankakee Regional Office Manager
Phone: (815) 936-8976
Email: John Tammen

John graduated from the University of Illinois in 1975 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. John has his AFM designation and is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker and licensed Indiana Real Estate Associate Broker. Before joining this organization’s predecessor bank in 1986, John farmed and ran “Strawberry Fields”, a U-pick produce operation. Prior to that experience he was a vocational agriculture teacher. John also has work experience in the production of blueberries and Christmas trees. John is experienced in providing real estate broker fair market value opinions and farmland market analysis.

Farm Real Estate
Steve Steve Jacob
Farm Management and Brokerage – Kankakee
Phone: (815) 936-8980
Email: Steve Jacob

Steve, a 1972 graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in agricultural education, is licensed for real estate sales and brokerage in Illinois and Indiana. He has served this organization and predecessors in farm management for more than 40 years, including experience in agribusiness and farm lending. Steve also has practical experience in farming, and in fertilizer sales and service. Steve oversees all farm real estate activities in northern Illinois as manager of Ag Services’ regional Kankakee office location.

Farm Real Estate
Don Don McCabe
Farm Management and Brokerage
Phone: (815) 936-8979
Email: Don McCabe

Don is the past President of Soy Capital Ag Services and predecessors (1986-2014) and continues to work with special assignments, manage selected accounts and projects, and be a consulting advisor with the business. Don has broad experience in banking, lending and finance, business strategic planning, and financial planning, as well as in related agricultural businesses. Don earned his AFM designation in 1975, and degrees at the University of Illinois – B.S., 1969, in agricultural economics and communication, and MBA, 1977, in the College of Commerce and Business. Don holds an Illinois and an Indiana real estate license and has been with Soy Capital and its predecessors in commercial and agricultural lending and real estate management since 1970.

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Farm Management and Brokerage – Kankakee
Phone: (815) 936-8975
Email: Drew Wright

Drew graduated from University of Illinois in 2011 with a degree in Crop Science and received his Master’s degree in 2012 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Plant, Soil Science and Agricultural Systems. He was born and raised in Kankakee County where he still resides today. He grew up raising grain and livestock and was very involved in 4-H and FFA. He is currently an active member of the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders and is also a Certified Crop Advisor. Prior to his employment at Soy Capital, Drew was involved in the sales and service of chemicals, fertilizer, seed, and precision farming products.

Farm Real Estate

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Farm Management– Kankakee
Phone: (815) 936-8978

Sean graduated from Illinois State University in 2010 with a degree in AgBusiness. He was born and raised in Kankakee County on a small grain and livestock farm where he gained practical farm experience. He showed cattle and was very involved in 4-H, FFA, and the youth beef team. Sean joined Soy Capital following 3 years of precision agriculture sales and support. Prior to that experience, Sean worked in the seed corn industry.