24 Hertz Professionals Recognized as RLI’s APEX Producers Club

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April 6, 2022 (Nevada, IA) – Hertz Farm Management is proud to announce that twenty four employees have been recognized as part of the 2021 APEX Producers Club by the Realtors® Land Institute as a part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. They were recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus as well as The Land Report’s Co-founder Eric O’Keefe at a special awards ceremony on Thursday, March 24, during RLI’s 2022 National Land Conference.

The Hertz Employees recognized were Brent Bidner, ALC, Cal Dickson, ALC, Rebecca Frantz, Kyle Hansen, ALC, Rick Hauge, ALC, Rachelle Heller, ALC, Scott Henrichsen, Darrell Hylen, ALC, Ryan Kay, ALC, Chad Kies, Adam Knewtson, Michael Krause, ALC, Stan Lierz, ALC, Troy Louwagie, ALC, Brian Massey, Geoff Mead, ALC, Elliott Siefert, Chris Smith, ALC, Spencer Smith, Matt Vegter, ALC, Kirk Weih, ALC, Eric Wilkinson, Charles Wingert, ALC, and Brandon Yaklich. The REALTORS® Land Institute confers the esteemed Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those individuals who have achieved the highest level of education, experience, and professionalism.

“We are proud of our Hertz land professionals helping farmland owners,” said Hertz Farm Management CEO Randy Hertz, AFM, ALC. “Their dedication and professionalism makes them some of the best people to work with in the land real estate business.

“We are proud of all our members that were recognized as part of our award programs for their accomplishments in 2021. They truly are the cream of the crop when it comes to land real estate professionals,” said RLI’s CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE. Top awards winners will receive national recognition in The Land Report's spring magazine as well as additional promotions throughout the year.

All land professionals recognized as part of the RLI APEX Producers Club are active members of RLI and had at least $5M of qualifying production volume in closed land sales in 2021. The APEX Awards celebrated its fifth year by continuing to boom, with 203 applicants (+45% over 2020) totaling a combined $8.4 billion in qualifying production volume (+240%) representing 8,696 sides.

Founded in 1944, the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) elevates the level of professionalism in the land industry and serves as The Voice of Land by being the destination for land-industry expertise. Our elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation distinguishes the members who achieve it as the best in the industry. Learn more about RLI at www.rliland.com.

Founded in 1946, Hertz Farm Management is the premier farmland asset management company in the Midwest. It specializes in professional farm management, farm real estate sales, farmland auctions (live and online), land acquisitions, and farm appraisals. With 14 offices throughout the Midwest, Hertz manages over 2,800 farms consisting of more than 629,000 acres. For more information, visit www.hertz.ag.   

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