State Staff



Bob Rhea, Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 217-333-5511



Bradley L. Zwilling, VP of Data Analysis

Assists in developing and supporting management information and computer systems to deliver farm record analysis. Assists in analyzing, interpreting and reporting results of farm record data studies. Has responsibility for statewide training and development of associated educational materials for Farm Business Farm Management Field Staff. B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., University of Illinois.

Ph: 217-333-8346, Fax: 309-419-0880



Laura Yates, Operations and Finance Officer

Ph: 217-244-5108, Fax: 309-419-0880


Kal Keitel, Human Resources Director

Kal has been in the Human Resources for 40 years and as a director for over 25.  He came from the healthcare industry, but “people are people” in whatever business you are in, and that is his expertise and strength.  Kal is responsible for the Human Capital of FBFM and oversees the Strategic Management, Workforce Planning and Employment (recruitment and selection), Total Rewards (compensation & benefits), Policy Formulation, Employee Relations, and Risk Management of its People.

Ph: 217-244-5928, Fax: 309-419-0880, E-mail:

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Evie Hanson, Administrative Assistant

Evie joined the FBFM family in November of 2020.  She has been an administrative assistant since graduating college and has found enjoyment in assisting others, working on various tasks, and meeting those she serves.  B.S. Oklahoma City University; M.P.A. University of Oklahoma.

Ph:217-333-5511,Fax: 309-419-0880


Rhonda McDonough-Viering, Support Staff

Ph: 217-244-2812Fax: 309-419-0880