Farm Planning

Keep family in family farm

With proper preparation, we can help make sure you pass your family farm from one generation to the next.

COUNTRY Financial® has teamed up with your local county Farm Bureau to host upcoming farm legacy seminars near you:

  • Feb. 25 at 5p.m., Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center, Rochelle, Illinois. Register here.
  • Feb. 26 at 5p.m., I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, Illinois. This event is full and registration is closed.  
  • Feb. 27 at 5p.m., Kokopelli Golf Club, Marion, Illinois. Register here.

Not able to attend one of the Farm Legacy Seminars? Illinois Farm Bureau members have exclusive access to view a live video stream of the seminar on Feb. 26.

Visit and create an account using the membership number found on your membership ID card. If you need assistance, email us at

A recording will also be available after the event.


Contact Stacey Capodice at 309.821.2207 or with any questions about this event.


5:00 p.m.            Registration

5:30 p.m.            Dinner

6:00 p.m.            Welcome

6:10 p.m.            Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ron Hanson

7:40 p.m.            Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Ron Hanson

Ron Hanson has counseled and worked with farm families for more than 40 years. Through his publications and professional travels, Ron is a recognized keynote speaker on the topics of farm ownership succession planning and continuing farming legacies for the next generation of family farmers.



Additional Speakers

Richard Guebert, President, Illinois Farm Bureau

Rich is the 15th president of the Illinois Farm Bureau® and serves as full-time executive officer. He is also president of COUNTRY Financial. Rich and his son, Kyle, operate a farm in Randolph County, where they grow corn, soybeans and wheat. Rich and his wife, Nancy, live in Ellis Grove.


Brian Duncan, Vice President, Illinois Farm Bureau

Brian and his wife, Kelly, own and operate a diversified grain and livestock farm near Polo. Their livestock operation includes a wean-to-finish pork farm and a custom cattle feedlot. They grow mostly corn, along with some soybeans and wheat.


Derek Dickinson, Financial Specialist, COUNTRY Financial

Working alongside COUNTRY Financial reps, Derek helps clients understand their needs and provides recommendations to help them reach their financial goals.


David Gallico, Financial Specialist, COUNTRY Financial

Located in the Chicago suburbs, David partners with COUNTRY Financial reps to help clients with business, retirement, investment, education and insurance planning. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. 


Kris Kline, Financial Specialist, COUNTRY Financial

With more than 17 years of experience, Kris partners with COUNTRY Financial reps in central Illinois to provide a more complete approach to reviewing and answering clients’ financial needs through objective financial solutions.


Randy Poskin, District 6 Representative, Illinois Farm Bureau board of directors

A past president of the Ford-Iroquois County Farm Bureau, Randy has served on the IFB Board since 2010 and currently served on the Finance Committee, Gardner Chair Policy Advisory Committee, COUNTRY Trust Bank Board and the IAA and COUNTRY Government Committees. 


COUNTRY Financial® is a part of the Illinois Farm Bureau family of companies. Illinois Farm Bureau is Illinois’ non-partisan agricultural advocate organization.

COUNTRY Financial® is not affiliated with and does not endorse or recommend the services of third part speakers or advisors. The products and services discussed in this informational presentation may not all be offered by the COUNTRY Financial® family of affiliated companies or their representatives. Product availability varies by state. COUNTRY Financial® and our representatives cannot give tax or legal advice. Any information we provide reflects our understanding of current tax laws. Tax laws are subject to change and reinterpretation. We recommend you consult legal and tax counsel of your choice before making any decisions regarding your personal planning needs. Wills and Trusts are important legal documents. You are urged to consult an attorney for more information.

Farm and crop insurance policies issued by COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company®, Bloomington, Illinois, an equal opportunity provider.

There is no cost or obligation for attendance. By responding to this invitation or attending the seminar, you may be offered information regarding the purchase of insurance and investment products or services.