Total Soil Management® Program
by TSM® Services, Inc.
Kent E. Durbin, CPAg, CCA,
with TSM® Services, Inc. since 1984.
Kent grew up in central Illinois. His father Paul E. Durbin, who held a
B.S. and M.S. from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL, started a
fertilizer company in 1952 in Farmer City, IL. The fertilizer plant
contained its own soil laboratory which Kent worked in as a teenager.
Including these years, Kent has had over 50 years of experience in the soil
Kent played football during high school and also during the two years he
was at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. After he was injured in
football he transferred to the University of Illinois where he obtained a
B.S. in Agriculture and later his M.S.
He taught Vocational Agriculture and General Science in high school for
four years. He was then an agronomist for 20 years with a large independent
fertilizer company which had several satellite retail plants and a large
wholesale division. In the early 1970's he developed a soil fertility
program which was first put into the field in 1978.
Kent started TSM® Services, Inc. in 1984 using the basics of the program
he developed in the 1970's. He continually improves and upgrades the
program to keep it current. Kent continues the learning process by
attending seminars and he earned his CCA in 1994.
He is active in the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association and other
associations in most of the states TSM® operates in. He is a
member of the American Society of Agronomy and the Danville Area Chamber of
Commerce Ag Council.
Kent can be contacted by email at: Kent
Larry Schonert, CCA
President, Agronomist, Account Executive
with TSM® Services, Inc. since 1991
Larry is originally from Olney, Illinois where he was raised on a grain
farm. He graduated from Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel in 1979 with an
Associate's in Applied Science, a Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois
University Carbondale, Illinois in 1981 in Agriculture Education, and a
Master's Degree in 1983 in Vocational Education, also at SIU-Carbondale. He
obtained his Certified Crop Advisor in 1994.
Larry was an agriculture instructor, FFA Advisor, and football coach for
nine years. He taught for four years at Jamaica High School, Sidell, Illinois and for five years at East Richland
High School, Olney, Illinois. He had internships in 1980-1982 with Rich-Law
Service Co., and in 1987 with TSM® Services, Inc., Catlin,
He is TSM®'s President, an Agronomist (making fertilizer
recommendations), and an Account Executive.
Larry can be contacted by email at: Larry
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