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Richard Schell


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Southern Illinois University

Law Degree, Juris Doctorate


University of Notre Dame

London Law Program

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Illinois Wesleyan University

Bachelor of Arts, English and History


Past President

Chicago Farmers


The Chicago Farmers is a non-profit and non-partisan Agricultural Club that works to advance production, agriculture, and agribusiness. Membership consists of farmland owners and operators, agribusiness leaders, farm management professionals, farm real estate consultants, and those from other affiliated businesses. 

Past Member

Des Plaines Zoning Board



Chicago Farmers Farmland Investment Fair

The Des Plaines Zoning Board conducts public hearings on petitions from the public for variations, conditional uses and development proposals requiring relief under the City of Des Plaines Zoning, Subdivision and Sign Codes.

The Chicago Farmers Farmland Investment Fair provides insights on investing, owning, and operating farmland from the owner's perspective. The Fair also provides opportunities for education, networking, and making connections. 

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