Black Prairie Ag

Expertise. Integrity. Personal Service.

Black Prairie Ag Services is a full-service farm management, real estate and consulting company of strong repute: offering honesty and integrity along with a high level of ag and management expertise. Add to that personal service, and client needs will be more than met.

The company's tone is set by Owner Thomas Wargel, who launched Black Prairie Ag Services in 2002. Black Prairie Ag now serves clients throughout the United States, specializing in the management and sale of Central and Southern Illinois farmland.

Wargel was raised on a Southern Illinois grain and livestock farm, and since 1990 has devoted his career exclusively to farm management and farm real estate brokerage. Wargel has productively managed farmland for hundreds of clients, evaluated and negotiated numerous leases, consulted on a variety of special projects, and helped guide the successful sale of thousands of acres of farmland.

Black Prairie Ag's owner holds a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Illinois. He became a licensed real estate broker in 2002, having served as a licensed real estate salesman since 1991. He has maintained his status as an Accredited Farm Manager, recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, since receiving the designation in 1995.

For clients of Black Prairie Ag, agricultural expertise, integrity and personal service have become more than a wish; they're something to count on.


"As a farm manager, I work to meet clients' goals for their individual property, which often involves maximizing farm income while preserving farm assets. I also try to educate my clients on industry trends and keep them abreast of what their farm operator and manager are doing for them on their farm." ~ Thomas Wargel, AFM