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FARM HISTORY


The Grigsby Family Farm is a fifth generation progressive agricultural business located in Central Illinois.  We focus on commercial grain production and land improvement with key hunting and livestock partnerships.  We take pride in using advanced technology and progressive agriculture to embrace the conservation of the land and its resources.




OUR STAFF


Grigsby Family Farms employs talented and committed local community residents who work alongside family members to conduct the business of farming and other related business enterprises.  The commitment of these employees has been instrumental in the farms success and the family’s fulfilment of their established goals and objectives. 


Board of Managers: Joel Grigsby, Robby Grigsby, Christy Hale Pound, Chad Grigsby

Board of Managers: Joel Grigsby, Robby Grigsby, Christy Hale Pound, Chad Grigsby


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RANDY LEKA

FARM MANAGER

Randy began his management role with Ag Plus Developments, Inc. and related Grigsby entities in May, 1989 while working as Senior Farm Manager for the First National Bank of Springfield.  In 1999, he left the bank to form his own management and land broker business now operated under the name of Leka Land Services, LLC.  Prior to this he worked at the Elliott State Bank in Jacksonville.  He received his BS in Agriculture majoring in Agri-Business Economics from Southern Illinois University.  He has actively participated in and been a member of the American Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for over 25 years and holds the Accredited Farm Manager designation, as well as being a licensed real estate managing broker.  During his career he has been nationally recognized for his accomplishments in soil and water conservation.  He lives in the Buffalo area with his wife, Tonya and son, Dalton where he takes great pride in being a fifth generation farmer.

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ANDREW MOOREHOUSE

ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER

Andy began his Assistant Farm Manager career at Ag Plus Developments, Inc. in January 2013.  Prior to accepting this position, he worked for Syngenta as a Research Agronomist on the Production and Processing Technology Team at the Wapella, IL Research Facility.  He received his BS in Farm Management and his MS in Crop Sciences from the University of Illinois.  He actively participated in Nabor House Agricultural Fraternity and Field and Furrow Agronomy Club, serving as Treasurer for both of these organizations.  Andy currently lives in Ashland and stays active with the Sangamon County Farm Bureau Young Leaders committee.  He enjoys Fighting Illini sports, grilling, and traveling in his spare time.


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Adam Schnake

GRAIN FACILITY MANAGER

Adam began his career with Ag Plus Developments, Inc. in June of 2016.  He was raised on a family farm in rural Arenzville, Illinois.  Adam has been involved in farming in one form or another virtually all of his life.  He currently resides in Philadelphia, Illinois with his wife Robyn and son Caleb, and is active in his son’s school sports.....especially baseball.




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RANDY FLINN

GRAIN PRODUCTION MANAGER

Randy began his career with Ag Plus Developments, Inc. in March 2008.  He was raised on a farm near the Ashland area and has been farming nearly all of his life.  He and his wife, Deb live in Jacksonville and have four children and three grandchildren.



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JIM WHITEHEAD

ACCOUNTANT

Jim Whitehead started with the company in 2012.  Before joining the team Jim worked at a small public accounting firm in Springfield which specialized in serving agricultural clients.  Jim has a Master’s Degree in accounting from the University of Illinois—Springfield.  He resides in Springfield with his wife and two sons.





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DONNA MCNEAL

OFFICE MANAGER

Donna has been a part of Ag Plus Developments, Inc. since March 2007.  She was raised on a farm in Newmansville which borders a portion of the Grigsby property.  She worked at a local community bank for over 17 years before coming back to the farming industry.  She and her husband, Cameron live in Chandlerville and have two children and two grandsons.