Pat Tomlinson grew up on a grain farm near Macon, Illinois and has managed the family farm since 2009.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics (dual majors in Farm Management and Ag Marketing).
In 1978, Pat joined Landers Seed Company as a management assistant. He then joined Pioneer in 1979 and worked first as a trainee then as District Sales Manager based out of Dwight Illinois. In 1982, Pat returned to Macon County working as the Pioneer District Sales Manager through 2009.
While still with Pioneer, Pat accepted the position of Farm Manager Coordinator for the Heartland Business Unit. He represented Dupont Pioneer within the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ISPFMRA), the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
In early 2016, Pat left Pioneer due to a sales team reorganization. He joined the Ag Spectrum Company shortly thereafter, and serves as District Manager in Illinois, working with company sales associates and growers throughout the state.
Pat was on the Macon County Farm Bureau Board of Directors from 2005-2009. He is a member and Deacon of South Shores Christian Church of Decatur. Pat has been married to his wife, Julie, for thirty-seven years. They have two adult married daughters and three grandchildren with one on the way.
In March 2017, Pat was awarded the Service to Agriculture Award by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Ray Brownfield, Land Pro Managing Broker and Owner, states, “We are very excited to welcome Pat to the Land Pro team. Pat brings tremendous experience, knowledge and is respected throughout the industry for his honesty, integrity and accomplishments. Pat shares our goal of being a professional land real estate specialist”.
Pat is based out of Decatur Illinois.