David Krier, AFM, Earns Highest Professional Status

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April 2, 2024 (Norfolk, NE) – Hertz Farm Management is proud to announce that David J. Krier, AFM, has been awarded the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).

Krier earned the AFM designation by meeting stringent requirements in experience and education in addition to passing rigorous written examination and abiding by the American Society's Code of Ethics. Krier joins a select 43 percent of the ASFMRA membership who have received the Accredited status and currently maintain it through the ASFMRA continuing education program.

“We are proud of David’s hard work and professionalism. His dedication to excellence and earning his AFM will help him continue to serve his clients to the best of his ability. We are grateful to have David on our team.” – Randy Hertz, CEO of Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

Accredited Farm Managers are specifically educated and experienced in agricultural management and understand efficient production and profitable marketing by focusing on procedure, analysis, critical thinking and innovation. Farm Managers have specialized expertise in production, business, environmental issues and government activities. Accredited Farm Managers possess additional specialized expertise and are connected to a national network of professional resources and information.

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®) is the largest professional society for rural property land experts, boasting over 2100 members in 31 chapters throughout the United States. ASFMRA truly represents The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals and is the organization for individuals who provide management, consultation, and valuation services, as well as real estate services on rural and agricultural assets. The land experts who hold membership in ASFMRA work under a professional code of ethics, which includes continuing education requirements. You can rest assured that if you’re working with someone who is an accredited member of the Society, you are working with a competent land expert and agricultural professional who can assist you with all of your property, land and asset needs.

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 3,000 farms consisting of more than 653,000 acres. Hertz has sold over $1.6 billion in farmland over the past three years, and in 2023, Hertz sold over 43,000 acres of farmland valued at over $500 million. For more information, visit www.hertz.ag.   

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