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Kathy Pettinger Becomes First Female Accredited Rural Appraiser in Iowa

Hertz Farm Management, Inc. is proud to announce that Kathy Pettinger, ARA, has been awarded the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).

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September 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

Ask anyone who has been paying attention since planting season, and one thing that is clear – land values have shifted higher since spring.  

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August 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

The strength, and excitement, in the rural countryside has been unlike any I’ve previously experienced.

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July 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

It is rare that most, if not all, of the factors influencing land values line up in a positive fashion. But that’s what has happened. 

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June 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

The few farms that are on the market are creating great competition, and in many cases, setting new sale price highs. Across my two-and-a-half decades in the farmland business, I cannot recall a stronger market. 

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Central Iowa Ag Community Cooperation Helps Feed the World

In early 2021, a handful of Iowa-based organizations and individuals, including Hertz Farm Management, Nevada, IA; Peoples Company, Clive, IA; Whitaker Marketing Group, Ames, IA; Cornerstone Church, Ames, IA; and Doug & Stacey Hensley, Nevada, IA, teamed up to provide the funding needed to ensure an entire school year of lunches for 425 students – that’s more than 76,500 meals! 

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Hertz Farm Management Acquiring Wingert Realty & Land Services, Inc.

Hertz Farm Management, Inc. is proud to announce that Charles "Chuck" Wingert is merging his business, Wingert Realty & Land Services, Inc., located in Mankato, Minnesota, with Hertz effective May 1, 2021.

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