Event Information

2023 - Farm Agents Golf Outing & Annual Meeting - June 15-16

DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington, IL  
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - Friday, June 16, 2023   iCalendar Central Standard Time

GOLF IS FULL!!  (You can still register for the Annual Meeting/Social Hour)

The 93rd Annual Farm Agents Golf Outing & Annual Meeting is the fun summer event for those in the Illinois crop, farm & ag industry to come together for networking, education, golf, and an industry specific tradeshow. This event draws over 100 agents from throughout Illinois, to have fun with peers, network, obtain three hours of IL CE credit, and participate in the FAC Annual Meeting.

The Golf Outing will be held at Prairie Vista Golf Course, 502 W. Hamilton Rd., Bloomington, IL. The golf outing is limited to agents/companies registered for the Annual Meeting. Golf registration is in addition to the Annual Meeting registration. Golf format will be a scramble, with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. Forms must be received by June 2 so we may plan for your group. If you do not have a foursome, you will be assigned one. Please contact the IIA of IL if you have any questions. 

This year’s education topic will be all about Agency Perpetuation and what you should be considering no matter where you are in the process. Instructor, Bobby Shomo, will walk us through the state of the current market, discuss strategy and what to consider whether your exit is in the next few years or 20 years down the road, and the valuation prospective. For our non-agency owners this is a great session to lay the foundation as you progress through leadership and eventually move into an agency owner role. The session is worth three hours of IL CE (Iowa CE pending).

Hotel Room Reservations at the DoubleTree must be made prior to May 25th to secure the discounted room rate of $127 (plus taxes, etc.) call 309-664-6446 or make your reservation online.

Exhibitors to make your booth registration, and confirm your attendees please use this registration form.  Online registration is not available for exhibits.  

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. To view available options and secure yours today please use this registration form.





DoubleTree by Hilton  

10 Brickyard Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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 Price LevelAnnual Meeting RegistrationFriday CE Session & Breakfast Only
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Registration: Annual Meeting Only (NO GOLF)

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Registration: Friday CE Session & Breakfast Only

 Member $50.00
 Non-Member $50.00

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Shomo, Robert
Shomo, Robert

Shomo-Madsen Insurance

Marshalltown, IA

Bobby Shomo is President of Shomo-Madsen Insurance which is headquartered in central Iowa. Shomo-Madsen Insurance is a Best Practices Agency recipient for six years running and represents approximately 16 Insurance Companies with an agency mix of roughly 45% Personal Lines, 25% Commercial Lines, 20% Municipalities and 10% Life and Health. The agency has five locations and 25 employees with their main office in Marshalltown, Iowa. They continue to pursue growth through both acquisition and organic growth and are scheduled to close their next agency purchase on October 30th, 2020. Bobby is involved in the agency on a full-time basis as a managing partner, a producer specializing in schools and municipalities and the Human Resources manager. Prior to purchasing his first agency, Bobby spent six years on the company side primarily in casualty claims with rotations in underwriting and loss control. His MBA was earned with concentrations in Finance and Accounting and he received his CIC designation in 2012.

Bobby has a passion for education as both a teacher and a student. His background brings a perspective from both the company and agency sides. In addition, his agency experience has developed from a relatively small, single owner shop with three employees and a handful of contracts to his current structure with a 50/50 partner, multiple locations and staff of twenty-five. Additionally, Shomo-Madsen Insurance has had to deal with three catastrophic weather-related events in 25 months. An EF-3 tornado in July of 2018 that hit main street; a major hail storm in May of 2019 and a Derecho (106 mph straight-line winds) in August of 2020. Bobby is currently working toward his CRM designation.