Chris Behl, a Shelby County, Illinois native started his farmland career with Pro-Ag Consulting, LLC in 1988 while he was in High School. Each summer, while in High School and College, Chris would return to help with the soil sampling business. Graduating from Eastern Illinois University Charleston in May 1994 with a bachelor's degree in marketing, he began his Crop Management/ Farm Real Estate career. After moving to the Bloomington, IL area in 1996, he is now responsible for Northern Illinois client operations. His territory encompasses 40 counties in Illinois and Indiana. In 2006 Chris was involved with the launching of a new GIS/GPS Agronomic Information Lab department. This department collects yield data from clients and processes several layers for analysis. These layers include yield by soil type, variety/hybrid, soil fertility levels, elevation, tillage, or any other management practice. In 2006 Chris joined Lee Realty Group, Inc. in Bloomington, Illinois as a Real Estate Broker after since receiving his Real Estate License from the State of Illinois. Lee Realty Group, Inc. a real estate company which specializes in farm real estate sales and acquisitions, professional farm management, and rural appraisals in Illinois. To learn more and see our current listings click Lee Realty Group, Inc... With 25 years of experience in precision agriculture management and more recently farmland real estate he looks forward to continuing to help current and new clients achieve their goals. Chris resides in Bloomington, Illinois with his wife Kim, son Zack, and daughter Reagan.
I grew up on a small farm with beef cattle in Putnam County. I graduated from Putnam County High School in 2014 where I participated in softball, golf, dance and FFA. After high school I went on to play softball for Parkland College in Champaign where I started my degree in Agriculture. I’ve always been interested in the agriculture field but wasn’t sure where to start so I took the business route. I graduated Parkland with an Associate’s degree and Ag Business. The summer after graduation I interned at the Parkland College Land Lab where I helped manage our plots. This internship helped me realize I really enjoyed the agronomy side as well. After that I went on to pursue my Bachelors at Illinois State University. While at ISU I participated in the Ag Science Club and the Trap N Skeet Club. The summer after my junior year I interned with Advanced Crop Care as a crop scout checking fields and reporting back to farmers. I decided to pick up Agronomy Management as a degree while at ISU. I graduated in May 2018 with a double major in Ag Business and Agronomy Management. I started working for ProAg right after graduation this spring under Chris Behl in the Northern territory. I love working outdoors so I enjoy soil sampling very much. Some of my hobbies include being outside, shooting trap, and being with friends and family. I look forward to learning a specific side of agronomy and to be able to help farmers reach their full potentials with their crops. I currently reside in Bloomington, IL.