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TI-TRUST, Inc. Announces Additional Certified General Real Estate Appraiser to The Farm Services Group

TI-TRUST, Inc. is proud to announce that the Farm Services Group now has a third Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.  Senior Vice President of Farm Services, Joseph E. Harris, II announced recently that Sam Triplett achieved this certification by passing the State of Illinois Certified General Real Estate Appraiser exam.


In addition to passing the required Illinois state exam, Mr. Triplett completed over 300 hours of education and logged over 3,000 hours of field experience.  This highest level of licensure allows Triplett to appraise any type or size of real or personal property, but his main focus is agricultural real estate.  Triplett says “In an ever-evolving real estate market, my goal is to provide meaningful value to my clients through professional appraisal services and insightful valuation solutions.”  His experience in real estate and financial analysis blended with a background in agriculture gives Mr. Triplett the ability to offer his appraisal clients the highest level of customer satisfaction.  He specializes in land and farm appraisals for the purposes of estate planning, buying and selling, lending transactions, and more.


Sam Triplett is a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking with an emphasis in real estate.  Triplett lives on and helps operate his family farm in Marion County, Missouri.  He began his career at TI-TRUST, Inc. (formerly First Bankers Trust Services, Inc.) in 2016.


TI-TRUST, Inc. serves a diverse set of landowners, many who live nationally and internationally.  The TI-TRUST, Inc. Farm Services Group offers professional farm management arrangements for landowners that inherited a farm, purchase it as an investment, or own it as an individual, corporation, LLC, or trust.


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Chair of Chairs – The ESOP Association

Brian IppensenIn May of 2020, Brian Ippensen, President of TI-Trust, Inc., was named the Chair of Chairs for The ESOP Association’s six Professional Advisory Committees.  The chair position is granted by the leadership members in the organization to those individuals who have dedicated tremendous amounts of service, knowledge, leadership and participation to the Association.  His term will be for two years.


He will continue to serve on The ESOP Association’s Board of Directors.  Ippensen previously served as the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Fiduciary Issues from May 2018 to May 2020.