Tom Martin hails from Logan County, and grew up in a family that has farmed the land for six generations. After earing a degree in biology and a few years away from farming, Tom returned to the family farm and adopted no-till practices, and also planted earlier in the season, both of which were not customary at the time. In recognition to his contributions to farming, he was named as one of three Illinois Master Farmers in 2017 by the 'Illinois Times.' Tom is also a member of the Mt. Pulaski Economic Development Board, the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation, the Agriculture Leadership Program and is involved with the Lincoln Heritage Area.