Leslie H. "Chip" Johnston
Chip has been around the farm all his life, being born and raised on a farm outside of Princeton, Illinois.
Upon graduation from Southern Illinois University, Johnston gained many years of experience in sales and sales management. He furthered his education by completing courses in business development, customer satisfaction and agricultural real estate. In January 2015, Chip successfully completed the requirements for the Real Estate Managing Broker’s license.
Johnston worked for 24 years at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., most recently as the District Sales Manager for four counties in the north central region of Illinois. From 1999 until 2014, Johnston was a Real Estate Broker with Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc. (“CAPS”).
During his years with CAPS, Johnston helped farmers and investors acquire over $85 million in agricultural real estate.
Chip’s community involvement has included serving as vice president of the Princeton Schools Foundation Board of Directors as well as involvement with the local American Heart Association, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, the Wild Turkey Federation and the Princeton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Chip currently resides in Princeton, Illinois with his wife, Marilyn.