Source: Illinois Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers news release
The Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers bestowed its Hall of Fame Award to Ken L. Bryant, AFM, (right in photo) Bryant and Associates, Dixon, IL, at a special presentation made March 21 at the Illinois Land Values Conference held here. Presenting the plaque is Eric Wilkinson, AFM, Hertz Farm Management, ISPFMRA 2nd Past President.
In making the presentation Wilkinson noted that Bryant holds both bachelors and master's degrees from the University of Illinois. From 1976 through 1983 he was assistant manager of the University of Illinois Trust, Endowment and Temporary Farm. This included oversight for 11,000 acres of farmland across the state.
From 1983 through 1992 he served as vice president and head of the Farm Management Department at Citizens First National Bank in Princeton, IL. While there he grew the bank's land management portfolio from 7,000 acres to over 12,000.
Bryant opened his current management and appraisal company in 1992. Today he manages properties in six northern Illinois counties.
He is a graduate of the Illinois Ag Leadership Program Class of 1990. He joined ASFMRA in 1976 and ISPFMRA in 1977 and served as president of the Illinois Chapter in 1991. Bryant is the 40th member to be named to the Chapter's Hall of Fame in the organization's 91-year history. It is the highest award the organization gives to its members.