Our founder, John Warner, IV, was born and raised in the farming community of Clinton. In 1972 he graduated from The Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH and in 1976 he graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.
In 1977, John began employment at The John Warner Bank of Clinton, Illinois – the fifth generation to join the family business. Starting in the book keeping department and working up through the ranks, John became Chairman and CEO in 1988 and served in that capacity through 1997.
In 1983 and 1984 John pursued additional undergraduate study at the University of Illinois, School of Agriculture in agricultural economics, agronomy, agricultural engineering and forestry.
In 1984 John was appointed managing trustee of the C.H. Moore Trust Estate and oversaw the management of farm properties across six Midwestern states. He held this position until the Trust’s termination in 1996.
John has served as a Trustee of Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois and has been a member of the Agricultural Economics Advisory Council of the College of Agriculture, University of Illinois.
John was instrumental in establishing an Environmental Studies course at The Phillips Exeter Academy and served as one of its instructors. He has also lectured at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, on matters pertaining to American agriculture and the environment.
In July, 2000 John began the operation of Moore & Warner Farm Management.