Field Level Agriculture, Inc. is led by Seth Baker, Managing Broker, as president and owner for this Illinois agricultural services firm. After 20 years of farm management experience working in a bank setting, Seth decided to create an independent yet comprehensive agricultural services firm to meet the needs of today's farmland owners.
In addition to 21 years in farm management, Seth also has 19 years of farmland appraisal experience with the past 11 years of experience as a state certified general appraiser. Seth has been licensed as an Illinois real estate broker since 1999 achieving his managing real estate brokers license in 2015.
This experience allows Field Level Agriculture, Inc. the ability to provide appraisal, brokerage and management services as an independent agricultural services firm with the flexibility to put the client's needs first. We have the experience and expertise to find solutions to client’s problems in the best and most economical manner possible.
As a full service firm, Field Level Agriculture, Inc. can provide a full range of farmland ownership services including farm management, appraisals and farmland brokerage. For any service that Field Level Agriculture, Inc. cannot provide, we have an extensive network of professionals throughout the industry to assist with our client's needs. We are willing to work closely with other firms and individuals to make sure our clients needs are met.
Our goal at Field Level Agriculture, Inc. is simple: provide close, personal service to help our clients achieve their farmland ownership goals. As an independent firm, our success is tied to the success and satisfaction of our clients.
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At Field Level Agriculture, Inc., we know that finding the right professional to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
Seth M. Baker, AFM
Seth M. Baker, owner, was raised on a grain farm outside of Mt. Pulaski in Logan County, Illinois. Seth spent his early years helping his dad and grandpa around the farm which raised corn, soybeans and seed corn. He also spent two summers in the seed research department for Bo-Jac Seed Company. This first-hand experience in agronomy, while still useful and valuable today, is the reason Seth chose to move to the economic side of agriculture. By combining a lifetime in agriculture with a passion for economics and investing, Seth is able to use his experience and passion to help farmland owners reach their goals.
In 1997, he received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois. Seth began his career in farm management in Paris, Illinois before joining Union Planters in the fall of 1998. Through mergers and names changes, Seth stayed with that same ag services group which is now known as First Illinois Ag Group.
Seth earned the designation of Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in 2003. After completing 180 hours of classroom training and 2,000 hours of practical farmland appraisal experience, Seth became an Illinois State Certified General Appraiser in 2008. His most recent professional achievement is becoming a Real Estate Managing Broker in 2015, after spending 16 years as a Real Estate Broker.
Seth, his wife Marie, and six children reside in Mt. Zion, Illinois. Both Seth and Marie are active in the community and spend much of their free time with activities revolving around kids. Marie is a school social worker with the Mt. Zion School District.
University of Illinois
B.S., Ag Ecomomics, 1997
Activities & Affiliations
- Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers; Vice President, Scholarship Chairman
- Illinois REALTORS Land Institute, Member
- Illinois Coalition of Appraisers, Member
- Decatur Leadership Institute, Alumni
- Mt. Zion Youth Baseball and Softball, President