Hickory Point Bank and Trust, which maintains its corporate offices in Decatur, recently said it has created an agricultural division, First Illinois Ag Group, to provide services for farm owners.
The new division will provide services such as farm management and brokerage, farm auctions and appraisals.
“Our agricultural services department has a history of service that spans more than 100 years,” Jim Schroeder, Hickory Point Bank senior vice president, said. “First Illinois Ag Group positions us to serve clients for the next 100 years by making us a ‘one stop shop’ for farmland owners.”
Farm management, real estate transactions and appraisals that used to be conducted under Schroeder/Huber LLC will now be handled by First Illinois Ag Group division.
“Our staff remains the same, as does our goal to keep our clients well-informed, put their needs first and work to maximize the value of their farm investment,” Bruce Huber, First Illinois Ag Group senior vice president, said. “We will continue to provide close, personal attention to our clients in order to better understand their goals and meet their needs. We will continue to use our experience and industry expertise to provide the most comprehensive line of agricultural services.”