Christy Hale Pound
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.
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 with his wife and stays active with the Sangamon County Farm Bureau Young Leaders committee. He enjoys Fighting Illini sports, grilling, and traveling in his spare time.
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.