Farming has always been a capital-intensive business. For farmers to grow in the future, they may need to look beyond traditional sources of funding.
David W Nebel, MAI, ARA
President|Hertz Appraisal Services
415 South 11th Street
Nevada, IA 50201
Depending on your information source, you may have received conflicting information on Iowa farmland values. Are values going down, stabilizing, or dare-we-say…going up?
Throughout the State of Iowa, corn and soybean yields in 2017 pleasantly surprised market observers and created support for the fall-winter 2017-2018 farmland sales season.
Morgan Troendle, AFM
Real Estate Broker - IA
Jeff Troendle, AFM
President of Farm Management
Cal Dickson, AFM, ALC, CCA,
Chairman of the Hertz Farm Management
Grain Marketing Committee
If you ask Scott Brown how he got involved in owning farmland, he’ll tell you that it all started with a blind date. While studying to become a chemical engineer at Iowa State University, Brown’s roommate set him up on a date with his now wife Nancy Brown. Brown married Nancy in 1969 and it was from there that he not only started his journey with his new wife but also his investment in farmland.
President of Real Estate Services
In the heart of the Corn Belt this summer, the farmland market showed signs of stabilizing. However, contrasting results from Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska show local factors playing a role.