Cheryl Dake
Administrative Assistant

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  •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
     P.O. Box 50
     Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
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Cheryl Dake
Administrative Assistant

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  •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
     P.O. Box 50
     Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
  •  319-895-8858
  •  CherylD@Hertz.ag

Danielle Strabala
Administrative Assistant

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  •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
     P.O. Box 50
     Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
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Danielle Strabala
Administrative Assistant

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  •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
     P.O. Box 50
     Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
  •  319-895-8858
  •  DanielleS@Hertz.ag
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Ben Naberhaus
Human Resources, Staff Accountant

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  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201
  •  515-382-7903
  •  BenN@Hertz.ag
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Allison Conrad
Administrative Professional

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  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201
  •  515-382-7970
  •  515-382-1500
  •  allisonc@hertz.ag

Marisa Moore
Administrative Professional

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  •  720 E. Culver Court
     P.O. Box 9
     Geneseo, IL 61254
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Marisa Moore
Administrative Professional

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  •  720 E. Culver Court
     P.O. Box 9
     Geneseo, IL 61254
  •  309-944-2184
  •  marisam@hertz.ag
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Elliott Siefert
Real Estate Sales

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  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201
  •  515-382-7969
  •  ElliottS@Hertz.ag

Tina Cullinan
Administrative Professional

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  •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
     Mason City, IA 50401
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Tina Cullinan
Administrative Professional

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  •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
     Mason City, IA 50401
  •  641-423-9531
  •  tinac@hertz.ag

Heather Borglum
Administrative Professional

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  •  6314 Chancellor Drive
     P.O. Box 1105
     Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Heather Borglum
Administrative Professional

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  •  6314 Chancellor Drive
     P.O. Box 1105
     Cedar Falls, IA 50613
  •  319-234-1949
  •  heatherb@hertz.ag
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Jessi Russell
Staff Accountant

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  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201
  •  515-382-1500
  •  JessiR@Hertz.ag

Isaac Klemish
Associate General Real Property Appraiser

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  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201

Education

B.S. Marketing, University of Northern Iowa

Licensing

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

Biography

In September 2018 Isaac joined the Hertz Appraisal Services Nevada as an Appraiser Trainee. Isaac graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2006 with a degree in Marketing. After college, Isaac spent nearly 10 years in marketing and product management with O’Rourke Sales Co., a nationwide wholesale appliance & electronics distributor in Davenport, IA.

Isaac grew up on an acreage in Northeast Iowa near Arlington. Currently Isaac, his wife Kelley, and son Elijah live in Altoona, Iowa. Isaac is an Associate Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

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Isaac Klemish
Associate General Real Property Appraiser

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  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201
  •  515-382-1500
  •  IsaacK@Hertz.ag

Education

B.S. Marketing, University of Northern Iowa

Licensing

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

Biography

In September 2018 Isaac joined the Hertz Appraisal Services Nevada as an Appraiser Trainee. Isaac graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2006 with a degree in Marketing. After college, Isaac spent nearly 10 years in marketing and product management with O’Rourke Sales Co., a nationwide wholesale appliance & electronics distributor in Davenport, IA.

Isaac grew up on an acreage in Northeast Iowa near Arlington. Currently Isaac, his wife Kelley, and son Elijah live in Altoona, Iowa. Isaac is an Associate Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Lori Willemssen
Administrative Professional

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  •  6314 Chancellor Drive
     P.O. Box 1105
     Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Lori Willemssen
Administrative Professional

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  •  6314 Chancellor Drive
     P.O. Box 1105
     Cedar Falls, IA 50613
  •  319-234-1949
  •  LoriW@hertz.ag

Travis Schwarte
Systems Tester

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  •  11717 M Circle
     Omaha, NE 68137
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Travis Schwarte
Systems Tester

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  •  11717 M Circle
     Omaha, NE 68137
  •  402-697-7500
  •  TravisS@hertz.ag

Carly Bandy
Administrative Professional

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  •  1621 East Washington St., Suite 5
     P.O. Box 914
     Washington, IA 52353
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Carly Bandy
Administrative Professional

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  •  1621 East Washington St., Suite 5
     P.O. Box 914
     Washington, IA 52353
  •  319-382-3343
  •  CarlyB@Hertz.ag

Craig Welter
Farm Manager

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Contact Information

  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201

Education

B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

Licensing

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

Biography

Craig joined Hertz Farm Management in June 2018 as a Farm Manager and Real Estate Salesman in the Nevada office, serving clients across central Iowa. Craig graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and minors in Agronomy and Ag Systems Technology in May of 2018. During his time at Iowa State, Craig traveled to Panama and served in a variety of leadership roles for the Agricultural Business Club on campus.

Growing up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in eastern Iowa near Monticello, Craig established a deep-rooted passion for agriculture. He used that passion and his experiences at Iowa State to earn internship opportunities with Innovative Ag Services as a Crop Scout, Landus Cooperative in Agronomy Sales, and Hertz Farm Management as a Farm Management Intern. He is now a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Craig currently resides in Ames and attends St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

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Craig Welter
Farm Manager

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  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201
  •  515-382-7938
  •  CraigW@hertz.ag

Education

B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

Licensing

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

Biography

Craig joined Hertz Farm Management in June 2018 as a Farm Manager and Real Estate Salesman in the Nevada office, serving clients across central Iowa. Craig graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and minors in Agronomy and Ag Systems Technology in May of 2018. During his time at Iowa State, Craig traveled to Panama and served in a variety of leadership roles for the Agricultural Business Club on campus.

Growing up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in eastern Iowa near Monticello, Craig established a deep-rooted passion for agriculture. He used that passion and his experiences at Iowa State to earn internship opportunities with Innovative Ag Services as a Crop Scout, Landus Cooperative in Agronomy Sales, and Hertz Farm Management as a Farm Management Intern. He is now a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Craig currently resides in Ames and attends St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

Kyle Bell
Farm Manager

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  •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
     P.O. Box 50
     Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

Licensing

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

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Kyle Bell
Farm Manager

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  •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
     P.O. Box 50
     Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
  •  319-382-3351
  •  KyleB@Hertz.ag

Licensing

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

Sydney Denault
Administrative Professional

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  •  200 E Court, Ste 600
     Kankakee, IL 60901
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Sydney Denault
Administrative Professional

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  •  200 E Court, Ste 600
     Kankakee, IL 60901
  •  SydneyD@hertz.ag

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                      Michael Woolsey
                      IT Manager

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                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7910
                      •  michaelw@hertz.ag
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                      Jeff Smool
                      IT Support

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                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7909
                      •  jeffs@hertz.ag

                      Samuel Zach
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  100 N 34th St., Suite A
                         Norfolk, NE 68701

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Nebraska, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Sam Zach joined our Norfolk, NE office in May 2017, after completing an internship with the company the summer before. 

                      Sam grew up on a farm near Humphrey, Nebraska that was started by his Great-Great Grandfather. While growing up, he helped his Grandfather and multiple Uncle’s farm, and also worked on his Uncle’s large custom feed beef cattle feedlot. He then attended college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Agronomy with minors in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, and Agricultural Entrepreneurship. Sam graduated with High Distinction in December 2017.

                      Sam is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of Nebraska, allowing him to both manage properties and assist in the sale and acquisition of real estate. He has also received his FAA Part 107 Exemption allowing him to operate a UAV for both management and real estate purposes. In addition, he has begun the four-year process of becoming an Accredited Farm Manager with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

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                      Samuel Zach
                      Farm Manager

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                      •  100 N 34th St., Suite A
                         Norfolk, NE 68701
                      •  402-371-9336
                      •  samz@hertz.ag

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Nebraska, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Sam Zach joined our Norfolk, NE office in May 2017, after completing an internship with the company the summer before. 

                      Sam grew up on a farm near Humphrey, Nebraska that was started by his Great-Great Grandfather. While growing up, he helped his Grandfather and multiple Uncle’s farm, and also worked on his Uncle’s large custom feed beef cattle feedlot. He then attended college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Agronomy with minors in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, and Agricultural Entrepreneurship. Sam graduated with High Distinction in December 2017.

                      Sam is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of Nebraska, allowing him to both manage properties and assist in the sale and acquisition of real estate. He has also received his FAA Part 107 Exemption allowing him to operate a UAV for both management and real estate purposes. In addition, he has begun the four-year process of becoming an Accredited Farm Manager with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Sterling Young, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401

                      "The better I know my clients, the better we can serve them."

                      Education

                      Iowa State University
                      B.S. Agriculture Animal Science

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa and Minnesota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Sterling has managed, sold, appraised and acquired rural properties for clients since 1971 and has served as the manager of the Hertz Mason City office since 1983. He is an active member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and has served as President of the Iowa Chapter.

                      He has served on the Board of Directors of the Mason City Rotary Club, as a Trustee of the Iowa State 4-H Foundation and on the Agri-Business Committee of the Mason City Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also active in church administrative work and in the local 4-H club as a leader. In 1998, he was elected to serve on the Cerro Gordo County Extension Council.

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                      Sterling Young, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401
                      •  641-423-9531
                      •  sterlingy@hertz.ag

                      "The better I know my clients, the better we can serve them."

                      Education

                      Iowa State University
                      B.S. Agriculture Animal Science

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa and Minnesota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Sterling has managed, sold, appraised and acquired rural properties for clients since 1971 and has served as the manager of the Hertz Mason City office since 1983. He is an active member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and has served as President of the Iowa Chapter.

                      He has served on the Board of Directors of the Mason City Rotary Club, as a Trustee of the Iowa State 4-H Foundation and on the Agri-Business Committee of the Mason City Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also active in church administrative work and in the local 4-H club as a leader. In 1998, he was elected to serve on the Cerro Gordo County Extension Council.

                      Kevin Woods
                      Real Estate Broker

                      Contact Information

                      •  113 Dover Ave.
                         Tipton, IN 46072

                      "I want to listen to the needs of my customers, evaluate their objectives, and represent them in a professional manner consistent with the 60+ years of real estate expertise of Hertz Farm Management and Real Estate."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Kevin joined Hertz Farm Management, Inc. in May 2006 as a real estate sales representative in Peru, Indiana.

                      A native Hoosier, he was raised on a grain and livestock farm in central Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1976 with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics with emphasis on farm management. After graduating, he worked as a farm manager and land appraiser for the next three years.

                      Kevin has been in the commodities business as a broker-trader since 1979. He has been a guest speaker in many marketing programs. He and his wife, Lezlie, have three children, Jordan, and twins Hannah and Parker.

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                      Kevin Woods
                      Real Estate Broker

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                      •  113 Dover Ave.
                         Tipton, IN 46072
                      •  765-319-3384
                      •  kevinw@hertz.ag

                      "I want to listen to the needs of my customers, evaluate their objectives, and represent them in a professional manner consistent with the 60+ years of real estate expertise of Hertz Farm Management and Real Estate."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Kevin joined Hertz Farm Management, Inc. in May 2006 as a real estate sales representative in Peru, Indiana.

                      A native Hoosier, he was raised on a grain and livestock farm in central Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1976 with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics with emphasis on farm management. After graduating, he worked as a farm manager and land appraiser for the next three years.

                      Kevin has been in the commodities business as a broker-trader since 1979. He has been a guest speaker in many marketing programs. He and his wife, Lezlie, have three children, Jordan, and twins Hannah and Parker.

                      Cal Wilson
                      Real Estate Salesperson

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                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613

                      "Years of building family, social and business relationships has resulted in the knowledge, experience and resources required to succeed today."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Cal has been involved in serving the agricultural business community since graduating from Iowa State University in 1978. He was a sales manager from 1978 through 1986 for Talbot Carlson Inc., a livestock feed and equipment manufacturer.

                      Cal owned and operated Emmert Manufacturing (a division of Talbot Carlson Inc.) from 1986 to 1994. He joined Hertz Farm Management in 1994 and has excelled at selling, acquiring and appraising farms and acreages for clients.

                      He is married and has two children.

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                      Cal Wilson
                      Real Estate Salesperson

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                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
                      •  319-234-1949
                      •  calw@hertz.ag

                      "Years of building family, social and business relationships has resulted in the knowledge, experience and resources required to succeed today."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Cal has been involved in serving the agricultural business community since graduating from Iowa State University in 1978. He was a sales manager from 1978 through 1986 for Talbot Carlson Inc., a livestock feed and equipment manufacturer.

                      Cal owned and operated Emmert Manufacturing (a division of Talbot Carlson Inc.) from 1986 to 1994. He joined Hertz Farm Management in 1994 and has excelled at selling, acquiring and appraising farms and acreages for clients.

                      He is married and has two children.

                      Eric Wilkinson, AFM
                      Office Manager and Accredited Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  200 E Court, Ste 600
                         Kankakee, IL 60901

                      "I take pride in being a steward for one of the world's greatest assets...The Land."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University
                      Reppert School of Auctioneering

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker in IL, Hertz Real Estate Services; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Eric Wilkinson joined Hertz Farm Management in May 2008 as a Farm Manager and Real Estate Salesperson at the company's Monticello, IL, office. Eric currently works out of the Kankakee, IL, office.

                      He was an agronomy/sales intern for Growmark with Grainco FS in Minooka, IL, and also served as a crop scout intern for Pioneer Hi-Bred International at Utica, IL.

                      He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Eric grew up on a farm near Mazon, IL. He is married and has three children.

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                      Eric Wilkinson, AFM
                      Office Manager and Accredited Farm Manager

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                      •  200 E Court, Ste 600
                         Kankakee, IL 60901
                      •  815-935-9878
                      •  ericw@hertz.ag

                      "I take pride in being a steward for one of the world's greatest assets...The Land."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University
                      Reppert School of Auctioneering

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker in IL, Hertz Real Estate Services; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Eric Wilkinson joined Hertz Farm Management in May 2008 as a Farm Manager and Real Estate Salesperson at the company's Monticello, IL, office. Eric currently works out of the Kankakee, IL, office.

                      He was an agronomy/sales intern for Growmark with Grainco FS in Minooka, IL, and also served as a crop scout intern for Pioneer Hi-Bred International at Utica, IL.

                      He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Eric grew up on a farm near Mazon, IL. He is married and has three children.

                      Stephanie West
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

                      Education

                      B.A. English, Cornell College
                      Graduate study in Marketing, University of Iowa

                      Biography

                      Stephanie has been with Hertz Farm Management since September 2015.

                      Prior to coming to Hertz, Stephanie spent 15 years in marketing, mostly in product management and digital marketing arenas, and an additional 10 years in advertising, working in account and production management.

                      Stephanie grew up in Mount Vernon and moved back to the community in 2010, at which time she promptly became involved in giving back to the community. She has served on the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, the board of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, the board of Southeast Linn Community Center, and most recently in an elected role as a member of the Mount Vernon City Council. She received a statewide Main Street award for volunteerism in 2018.

                      She and her husband Greg have a blended “Brady Bunch” family blessed with 8 children:  Ammie, Zach, Sarah, Kate, Alyson, Jessica, Matt and Andrew. Five of the eight have graduated from college, one currently attends college and the youngest two are students in the Mount Vernon schools. They also have two cute grandchildren, James and Charlie.

                      Stephanie and Greg are themselves both grandchildren of Iowa farmers and have fond memories of family farm life.

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                      Stephanie West
                      Administrative Professional

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                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3360
                      •  stephaniew@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.A. English, Cornell College
                      Graduate study in Marketing, University of Iowa

                      Biography

                      Stephanie has been with Hertz Farm Management since September 2015.

                      Prior to coming to Hertz, Stephanie spent 15 years in marketing, mostly in product management and digital marketing arenas, and an additional 10 years in advertising, working in account and production management.

                      Stephanie grew up in Mount Vernon and moved back to the community in 2010, at which time she promptly became involved in giving back to the community. She has served on the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, the board of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, the board of Southeast Linn Community Center, and most recently in an elected role as a member of the Mount Vernon City Council. She received a statewide Main Street award for volunteerism in 2018.

                      She and her husband Greg have a blended “Brady Bunch” family blessed with 8 children:  Ammie, Zach, Sarah, Kate, Alyson, Jessica, Matt and Andrew. Five of the eight have graduated from college, one currently attends college and the youngest two are students in the Mount Vernon schools. They also have two cute grandchildren, James and Charlie.

                      Stephanie and Greg are themselves both grandchildren of Iowa farmers and have fond memories of family farm life.

                      Kirk D. Weih, AFM, ALC
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

                      "We treat every client's farm as if it were our own."

                      Education

                      B.S. Farm Operation, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      Accredited Land Consultant, REALTORS® Land Institute

                      Biography

                      A licensed Iowa real estate broker, Kirk has managed, sold and acquired rural properties for clients since 1979. Kirk is an active member of several organizations including the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), where he served as National President in 2011. He is past Co-Chairman of the ASFMRA Government Relations Committee, served as President of the Iowa Chapter in 2003 and is active in the Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance. In 2007, Kirk earned the Accredited Land Consultant designation from the REALTORS® Land Institute. He is past president of the Iowa RLI Chapter and served as co-chairman of the National Government Affairs Committee.

                      In recognition of his agriculture leadership, Kirk received the 1995 National Association of Conservation Districts and ASFMRA National Farm Manager Conservation Award and the 1994 Iowa Chapter ASFMRA and Iowa SWCS Farm Manager/Landowner Conservation Award. He was recognized as a Berg Fellow by the Soil and Water Conservation Society in 1994, was named the 1993 Farm Manager of the Year by the ASFMRA. 

                      Kirk grew up on an Eastern Iowa grain and livestock farm. His history of agricultural leadership includes Iowa 4-H state president, Iowa FFA state secretary and trustee of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

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                      Kirk D. Weih, AFM, ALC
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3357
                      •  kirkw@hertz.ag

                      "We treat every client's farm as if it were our own."

                      Education

                      B.S. Farm Operation, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      Accredited Land Consultant, REALTORS® Land Institute

                      Biography

                      A licensed Iowa real estate broker, Kirk has managed, sold and acquired rural properties for clients since 1979. Kirk is an active member of several organizations including the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), where he served as National President in 2011. He is past Co-Chairman of the ASFMRA Government Relations Committee, served as President of the Iowa Chapter in 2003 and is active in the Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance. In 2007, Kirk earned the Accredited Land Consultant designation from the REALTORS® Land Institute. He is past president of the Iowa RLI Chapter and served as co-chairman of the National Government Affairs Committee.

                      In recognition of his agriculture leadership, Kirk received the 1995 National Association of Conservation Districts and ASFMRA National Farm Manager Conservation Award and the 1994 Iowa Chapter ASFMRA and Iowa SWCS Farm Manager/Landowner Conservation Award. He was recognized as a Berg Fellow by the Soil and Water Conservation Society in 1994, was named the 1993 Farm Manager of the Year by the ASFMRA. 

                      Kirk grew up on an Eastern Iowa grain and livestock farm. His history of agricultural leadership includes Iowa 4-H state president, Iowa FFA state secretary and trustee of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

                      Rob Warmbir
                      Accredited Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  200 E Court, Ste 600
                         Kankakee, IL 60901

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Rob Warmbir joined Hertz Farm Management in February 2014 as a Farm Manager and Real Estate Broker. Rob currently works out of the Kankakee, IL office.

                      In the Fall of 2016, Rob received his Accredited Farm Manager designation through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Rob grew up on a grain and livestock operation in Clifton, IL in which he still resides. Agriculture has always been one of Rob's passions and he plans to continue with it well into the future.

                      Memberships

                      • Kankakee County Farm Bureau
                        • Young Leaders Group
                      • Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce
                        • Ambassador
                        • Young Leaders Group
                      • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)
                        • Young Leaders Group
                        • Auction Committee
                        • Bi-laws Committee
                      • Illinois Chapter of the ASFMRA
                        • Young Leaders Group
                      • REALTORS Land Institue
                        • District Representative
                        • Bi-laws Committee
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                      Rob Warmbir
                      Accredited Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  200 E Court, Ste 600
                         Kankakee, IL 60901
                      •  815-935-9878
                      •  robw@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Rob Warmbir joined Hertz Farm Management in February 2014 as a Farm Manager and Real Estate Broker. Rob currently works out of the Kankakee, IL office.

                      In the Fall of 2016, Rob received his Accredited Farm Manager designation through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Rob grew up on a grain and livestock operation in Clifton, IL in which he still resides. Agriculture has always been one of Rob's passions and he plans to continue with it well into the future.

                      Memberships

                      • Kankakee County Farm Bureau
                        • Young Leaders Group
                      • Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce
                        • Ambassador
                        • Young Leaders Group
                      • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)
                        • Young Leaders Group
                        • Auction Committee
                        • Bi-laws Committee
                      • Illinois Chapter of the ASFMRA
                        • Young Leaders Group
                      • REALTORS Land Institue
                        • District Representative
                        • Bi-laws Committee

                      John Wall
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856

                      "Providing excellence in Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Brokerage, and Professional Farm Management."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Economics/Finance, Illinois State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Accreditation

                      State of Illinois
                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      John joined Hertz Farm Management at the Monticello, Illinois office on February 1, 2007, where he focuses primarily on farm brokerage and appraisals.

                      John was raised on a grain and livestock farm near Neponset, Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois in Agricultural Economics/ Finance in May 1981. He was associated with First Farmers State Bank in Minier from 1982-1997, serving as President, CEO, and director from 1993-1997. He was the broker-owner of Wall Realtors, Inc. and the managing brokerowner of Wall Enterprises, an insurance agency, both of Minier.

                      John is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and has been involved in agricultural, commercial, and residential appraisals and real estate brokerage.

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                      John Wall
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856
                      •  217-762-9881
                      •  johnw@hertz.ag

                      "Providing excellence in Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Brokerage, and Professional Farm Management."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Economics/Finance, Illinois State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Accreditation

                      State of Illinois
                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      John joined Hertz Farm Management at the Monticello, Illinois office on February 1, 2007, where he focuses primarily on farm brokerage and appraisals.

                      John was raised on a grain and livestock farm near Neponset, Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois in Agricultural Economics/ Finance in May 1981. He was associated with First Farmers State Bank in Minier from 1982-1997, serving as President, CEO, and director from 1993-1997. He was the broker-owner of Wall Realtors, Inc. and the managing brokerowner of Wall Enterprises, an insurance agency, both of Minier.

                      John is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and has been involved in agricultural, commercial, and residential appraisals and real estate brokerage.

                      Troy Vincent, ARA, CCA
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

                      "I am client-oriented and enjoy working as an experienced crop advisor."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agronomy, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Rural Appraiser, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Certified Crop Advisor, American Society of Agronomy

                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      Troy Vincent joined Hertz Appraisal Services in July 2011 at the company's Mt. Vernon, IA office. He is also a Certified Crop Advisor.

                      Troy attended Iowa State University in Ames, IA. He received his B.S. degree in Agronomy.

                      Previously he spent 10 years as an agronomist and plant manager for United Agri Products in Atalissa, Iowa and has since been a loan officer for U.S. Bank in West Branch, Iowa.

                      Troy has a 400-acre farm operation near West Branch, Iowa. He is married to Leanna, who is a teacher librarian and reading instructor in the Iowa City School District. They have a daughter and a son. Both Troy and Leanna's parents farm near West Branch.

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                      Troy Vincent, ARA, CCA
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3359
                      •  troyv@hertz.ag

                      "I am client-oriented and enjoy working as an experienced crop advisor."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agronomy, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Rural Appraiser, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Certified Crop Advisor, American Society of Agronomy

                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      Troy Vincent joined Hertz Appraisal Services in July 2011 at the company's Mt. Vernon, IA office. He is also a Certified Crop Advisor.

                      Troy attended Iowa State University in Ames, IA. He received his B.S. degree in Agronomy.

                      Previously he spent 10 years as an agronomist and plant manager for United Agri Products in Atalissa, Iowa and has since been a loan officer for U.S. Bank in West Branch, Iowa.

                      Troy has a 400-acre farm operation near West Branch, Iowa. He is married to Leanna, who is a teacher librarian and reading instructor in the Iowa City School District. They have a daughter and a son. Both Troy and Leanna's parents farm near West Branch.

                      Matthew Vegter
                      Real Estate Salesperson

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Real Estate Services, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Matt Vegter joined Hertz Farm Management and Real Estate Services in February of 2018 as a licensed real estate salesperson in the Nevada, Iowa office.  

                      He graduated from Central College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance while obtaining a minor in Accounting.  During his time at Central College Matt was a four-year member of the Men’s Golf Team.  Upon graduation he went to work for Landus Cooperative in Central Iowa where he spent five years doing agronomy sales.  

                      Matt grew up on a family farm in Morrison, Illinois and is actively involved in the operation today.  He and his wife, Natalie, live in Polk City, IA where Natalie is a 6th grade Science and Math teacher. 

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                      Matthew Vegter
                      Real Estate Salesperson

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7914
                      •  mattv@hertz.ag

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Real Estate Services, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Matt Vegter joined Hertz Farm Management and Real Estate Services in February of 2018 as a licensed real estate salesperson in the Nevada, Iowa office.  

                      He graduated from Central College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance while obtaining a minor in Accounting.  During his time at Central College Matt was a four-year member of the Men’s Golf Team.  Upon graduation he went to work for Landus Cooperative in Central Iowa where he spent five years doing agronomy sales.  

                      Matt grew up on a family farm in Morrison, Illinois and is actively involved in the operation today.  He and his wife, Natalie, live in Polk City, IA where Natalie is a 6th grade Science and Math teacher. 

                      Denise Vallandingham
                      GIS Business Analyst

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      Education

                      Simpson College
                      The Institutes
                      MicroSoft Corporation
                      Des Moines Area Community College
                      Iowa Central Community College

                      Biography

                      Denise joined Hertz Farm Management in April 2011 as Executive Assistant for the Corporate office in Nevada, IA.  She has attended Simpson College, MicroSoft Systems Engineering courses, and other technical and insurance certification courses.  Her professional background ranges from electro-mechanical manufacturing, nursing, veterinary medicine marketing and personal/commercial lines insurance and IT help desk experiences.

                      Denise and her siblings were raised in northwest Iowa on the same Webster County farm her mother grew up on and where her parents continue to reside today. 

                      Denise and her husband, Adam, reside in Maxwell, IA.   

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                      Denise Vallandingham
                      GIS Business Analyst

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7951
                      •  denisev@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      Simpson College
                      The Institutes
                      MicroSoft Corporation
                      Des Moines Area Community College
                      Iowa Central Community College

                      Biography

                      Denise joined Hertz Farm Management in April 2011 as Executive Assistant for the Corporate office in Nevada, IA.  She has attended Simpson College, MicroSoft Systems Engineering courses, and other technical and insurance certification courses.  Her professional background ranges from electro-mechanical manufacturing, nursing, veterinary medicine marketing and personal/commercial lines insurance and IT help desk experiences.

                      Denise and her siblings were raised in northwest Iowa on the same Webster County farm her mother grew up on and where her parents continue to reside today. 

                      Denise and her husband, Adam, reside in Maxwell, IA.   

                      Laurie A. Tufford
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      Biography

                      Laurie joined Hertz Farm Management in December 2012 as an Information Processor. Prior to that she worked 19 years as a licensed staff member for local State Farm agent, Greg Madsen. Before 1990, Laurie worked in commercial banking in several Iowa banks.

                      Laurie grew up on a farm outside Renwick, located in north central Iowa.

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                      Laurie A. Tufford
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7941
                      •  lauriet@hertz.ag

                      Biography

                      Laurie joined Hertz Farm Management in December 2012 as an Information Processor. Prior to that she worked 19 years as a licensed staff member for local State Farm agent, Greg Madsen. Before 1990, Laurie worked in commercial banking in several Iowa banks.

                      Laurie grew up on a farm outside Renwick, located in north central Iowa.

                      Morgan Troendle, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613

                      "I enjoy developing short and long term plans to meet my clients' investment objectives."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa and Minnesota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Morgan Troendle joined Hertz Farm Management in May 2009 after working as an intern in 2008. He is a accredited farm manager and markets agricultural real estate as a licensed real estate broker in Iowa.

                      Morgan graduated with an Agricultural Business Degree from Iowa State University in 2009. He grew up on a farm near Cedar Falls, IA, and worked on various grain and livestock farms throughout Northeast Iowa.

                      He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Morgan and his wife are members of Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls.

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                      Morgan Troendle, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
                      •  319-234-1949
                      •  morgant@hertz.ag

                      "I enjoy developing short and long term plans to meet my clients' investment objectives."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa and Minnesota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Morgan Troendle joined Hertz Farm Management in May 2009 after working as an intern in 2008. He is a accredited farm manager and markets agricultural real estate as a licensed real estate broker in Iowa.

                      Morgan graduated with an Agricultural Business Degree from Iowa State University in 2009. He grew up on a farm near Cedar Falls, IA, and worked on various grain and livestock farms throughout Northeast Iowa.

                      He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Morgan and his wife are members of Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls.

                      Jeff Troendle, President, AFM
                      President of Farm Management

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613

                      "My clients' concerns are my concerns."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Since Jeff has been with Hertz Farm Management, he has had many achievements. Jeff has appraised, managed, sold, and acquired rural properties for clients since 1986. Jeff worked out of the Mt. Vernon office from 1986 until moving to Waterloo in 1990 to become the office manager. He moved into the role of President of Hertz Farm Management in 2016.

                      Jeff belongs to several organizations, including: American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), Farm Managers Advisory Board, and Waterloo and Cedar Falls Chambers of Commerce. In the past, Jeff has been the Chairman of the Awards and Scholarships Committee and the FFA Contest and Awards Committee for the Iowa Chapter of the ASFMRA. In 2000, Jeff received the Land Stewardship Award from the Iowa Chapter ASFMRA for his soil conservation efforts, and in 2009 received the National Farm Manager of the Year award.

                      Jeff grew up working on a grain and livestock farm in Northeast Iowa. From there he went on to become an animal caretaker on the Iowa State University Beef Training Farm from 1983-1986 while attending ISU. In 1984, Jeff was a research intern for Asgrow Seed Company. He worked as a data collector for the Iowa State University Economics Department in 1984-1986. Jeff is married and has three children and three grandchildren.

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                      Jeff Troendle, President, AFM
                      President of Farm Management

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
                      •  319-234-1949
                      •  jefft@hertz.ag

                      "My clients' concerns are my concerns."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Since Jeff has been with Hertz Farm Management, he has had many achievements. Jeff has appraised, managed, sold, and acquired rural properties for clients since 1986. Jeff worked out of the Mt. Vernon office from 1986 until moving to Waterloo in 1990 to become the office manager. He moved into the role of President of Hertz Farm Management in 2016.

                      Jeff belongs to several organizations, including: American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), Farm Managers Advisory Board, and Waterloo and Cedar Falls Chambers of Commerce. In the past, Jeff has been the Chairman of the Awards and Scholarships Committee and the FFA Contest and Awards Committee for the Iowa Chapter of the ASFMRA. In 2000, Jeff received the Land Stewardship Award from the Iowa Chapter ASFMRA for his soil conservation efforts, and in 2009 received the National Farm Manager of the Year award.

                      Jeff grew up working on a grain and livestock farm in Northeast Iowa. From there he went on to become an animal caretaker on the Iowa State University Beef Training Farm from 1983-1986 while attending ISU. In 1984, Jeff was a research intern for Asgrow Seed Company. He worked as a data collector for the Iowa State University Economics Department in 1984-1986. Jeff is married and has three children and three grandchildren.

                      Nancy Treankler
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  200 E Court, Ste 600
                         Kankakee, IL 60901
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                      Nancy Treankler
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  200 E Court, Ste 600
                         Kankakee, IL 60901
                      •  815-935-9878
                      •  nancyt@hertz.ag

                      Reid Thompson, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856

                      "Fulfilling the needs of our clients and providing excellence in farm management and real estate services."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural and Consumer Economics, December 2010, Minor in International Agriculture, December 2010, University of Illinois
                      Reppert School of Auctioneering, April 2011

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Reid joined Hertz Farm Management in January 2011. He serves as a farm manager, real estate broker, and auctioneer in Illinois and Indiana.

                      Reid graduated with an Agricultural and Consumer Economics Degree and an International Agriculture Minor through the College of ACES from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

                      In April 2011, Reid attended The Reppert School of Auctioneering in Auburn, IN. He is currently a Licensed Auctioneer in Illinois and Indiana.

                      Reid grew up on a corn and soybean farm near Colfax, IL. Reid and his wife reside in Mahomet, IL.

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                      Reid Thompson, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856
                      •  217-762-9881
                      •  reidt@hertz.ag

                      "Fulfilling the needs of our clients and providing excellence in farm management and real estate services."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural and Consumer Economics, December 2010, Minor in International Agriculture, December 2010, University of Illinois
                      Reppert School of Auctioneering, April 2011

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Reid joined Hertz Farm Management in January 2011. He serves as a farm manager, real estate broker, and auctioneer in Illinois and Indiana.

                      Reid graduated with an Agricultural and Consumer Economics Degree and an International Agriculture Minor through the College of ACES from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

                      In April 2011, Reid attended The Reppert School of Auctioneering in Auburn, IN. He is currently a Licensed Auctioneer in Illinois and Indiana.

                      Reid grew up on a corn and soybean farm near Colfax, IL. Reid and his wife reside in Mahomet, IL.

                      Adam Sylvester, AFM
                      Office Manager and Accredited Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  1621 East Washington St., Suite 5
                         P.O. Box 914
                         Washington, IA 52353

                      "Professional farm management provides an excellent opportunity to use my agronomic skills to help clients maximize their farm profits."

                      Education

                      B.S. Animal Science, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Adam joined Hertz Farm Management in February 1999. His strong farming background, agronomy skills, and relationships with many farmers have given him the knowledge and experience to be a successful farm manager.

                      Adam’s experience with farming goes back to childhood where he grew up and helped operate his family farm in southeast Iowa. This allowed Adam to gain experience with daily chore activities and recommendations on fertilizer, seed, and chemicals. While working at Cenex Land O’ Lakes, he was a seed team leader and an Eagle Squadron Member.

                      Adam is an active member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and an Iowa licensed real estate salesperson. He and his wife live in rural Cedar County and have one daughter and two sons.

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                      Adam Sylvester, AFM
                      Office Manager and Accredited Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  1621 East Washington St., Suite 5
                         P.O. Box 914
                         Washington, IA 52353
                      •  319-382-3343
                      •  adams@hertz.ag

                      "Professional farm management provides an excellent opportunity to use my agronomic skills to help clients maximize their farm profits."

                      Education

                      B.S. Animal Science, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Adam joined Hertz Farm Management in February 1999. His strong farming background, agronomy skills, and relationships with many farmers have given him the knowledge and experience to be a successful farm manager.

                      Adam’s experience with farming goes back to childhood where he grew up and helped operate his family farm in southeast Iowa. This allowed Adam to gain experience with daily chore activities and recommendations on fertilizer, seed, and chemicals. While working at Cenex Land O’ Lakes, he was a seed team leader and an Eagle Squadron Member.

                      Adam is an active member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and an Iowa licensed real estate salesperson. He and his wife live in rural Cedar County and have one daughter and two sons.

                      Rita M. Swales
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

                      "I enjoy meeting with our clients and assisting with their valuation needs. Hertz Farm Management has many farmland professionals with decades of experience. This is a wonderful resource as we work together to become trusted advisors to our clients."

                      Education

                      B.S. Accounting, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      Rita was raised in Strawberry Point, a rural community in northeastern Iowa. Her favorite childhood memories include spending time on family farms. Prior to joining Hertz Appraisal Services in 2007, Rita spent ten years as a customer service manager in the trucking industry. Rita and her husband farm over 3,200 acres in Cedar, Linn and Johnson Counties. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling and spending time with their four children and grandchildren.

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                      Rita M. Swales
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3358
                      •  ritas@hertz.ag

                      "I enjoy meeting with our clients and assisting with their valuation needs. Hertz Farm Management has many farmland professionals with decades of experience. This is a wonderful resource as we work together to become trusted advisors to our clients."

                      Education

                      B.S. Accounting, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      Rita was raised in Strawberry Point, a rural community in northeastern Iowa. Her favorite childhood memories include spending time on family farms. Prior to joining Hertz Appraisal Services in 2007, Rita spent ten years as a customer service manager in the trucking industry. Rita and her husband farm over 3,200 acres in Cedar, Linn and Johnson Counties. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling and spending time with their four children and grandchildren.

                      Maureen Stroud
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  11717 M Circle
                         Omaha, NE 68137
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                      Maureen Stroud
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  11717 M Circle
                         Omaha, NE 68137
                      •  402-697-7500
                      •  maureens@hertz.ag
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                      Trudi Stark
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7940
                      •  trudis@hertz.ag

                      Teresa M. Sorenson
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401
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                      Teresa M. Sorenson
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401
                      •  641-423-9531
                      •  teris@hertz.ag

                      Chris Smith, ALC, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      "When our clients are considering what to do with their land, it is a personal and professional decision. It is my privilege to walk with clients as we value their land and evaluate their options."

                      Education

                      B.S Business Administration, Drake University
                      Worldwide College of Auctioneering

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Real Estate Services, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Land Consultant, Realtors Land Institute

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Chris Smith joined Hertz Real Estate Services in January 2012, expanding the Nevada, Iowa, office in agricultural real estate sales and farm management.

                      Chris is an active member of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI), serving as the Iowa Chapter President in 2016. Chris is also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) where he is working towards his accredited Farm Manager designation. Chris is an achieved auctioneer specializing in land sales. 

                      With a strong belief in community activities, Chris volunteers his time for the Drake Relays, Knights of Columbus, Habitat for Humanity, and various school activities.

                      He grew up on a family farm near Malcom, Iowa. Chris, his wife Erin, and their children live in West Des Moines.

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                      Chris Smith, ALC, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7950
                      •  chriss@hertz.ag

                      "When our clients are considering what to do with their land, it is a personal and professional decision. It is my privilege to walk with clients as we value their land and evaluate their options."

                      Education

                      B.S Business Administration, Drake University
                      Worldwide College of Auctioneering

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Real Estate Services, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Land Consultant, Realtors Land Institute

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Chris Smith joined Hertz Real Estate Services in January 2012, expanding the Nevada, Iowa, office in agricultural real estate sales and farm management.

                      Chris is an active member of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI), serving as the Iowa Chapter President in 2016. Chris is also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) where he is working towards his accredited Farm Manager designation. Chris is an achieved auctioneer specializing in land sales. 

                      With a strong belief in community activities, Chris volunteers his time for the Drake Relays, Knights of Columbus, Habitat for Humanity, and various school activities.

                      He grew up on a family farm near Malcom, Iowa. Chris, his wife Erin, and their children live in West Des Moines.

                      Spencer Smith
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856

                      "Understanding my clients goals and objectives are essential to delivering great service."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Business, Illinois State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Spencer has served clients with Hertz Farm Management since the spring of 2016. Beginning his career with Hertz in the Cedar Falls, IA office, he relocated to Monticello, IL in the Spring of 2019. He serves as both a farm manager, real estate salesman, and auctioneer in Central Illinois. Spencer graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S in Agriculture Business with an emphasis in Farm Management. During his four years at ISU, Spencer was a student-athlete, held multiple leadership positions in a variety of agriculture-focused clubs and volunteered with many organizations on campus.

                      Spencer brings a great deal of energy and farm experience to Hertz and his clients rooting from his upbringing. Spencer was given the opportunity to challenge himself with a variety of farm experiences through his family's farming operation. He has cultivated his passion for the agriculture industry through work experiences in the ag finance, grain marketing, grain systems, and association fields. Spencer grew up in Bloomington, Illinois; the heart of Central Illinois agriculture. He enjoys spending time with family, farming, hunting, and fishing. 

                      Spencer currently resides near Bloomington, IL.

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                      Spencer Smith
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856
                      •  217-762-9881
                      •  spencers@hertz.ag

                      "Understanding my clients goals and objectives are essential to delivering great service."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Business, Illinois State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Spencer has served clients with Hertz Farm Management since the spring of 2016. Beginning his career with Hertz in the Cedar Falls, IA office, he relocated to Monticello, IL in the Spring of 2019. He serves as both a farm manager, real estate salesman, and auctioneer in Central Illinois. Spencer graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S in Agriculture Business with an emphasis in Farm Management. During his four years at ISU, Spencer was a student-athlete, held multiple leadership positions in a variety of agriculture-focused clubs and volunteered with many organizations on campus.

                      Spencer brings a great deal of energy and farm experience to Hertz and his clients rooting from his upbringing. Spencer was given the opportunity to challenge himself with a variety of farm experiences through his family's farming operation. He has cultivated his passion for the agriculture industry through work experiences in the ag finance, grain marketing, grain systems, and association fields. Spencer grew up in Bloomington, Illinois; the heart of Central Illinois agriculture. He enjoys spending time with family, farming, hunting, and fishing. 

                      Spencer currently resides near Bloomington, IL.

                      Carolyn Sleaford
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254
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                      Carolyn Sleaford
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254
                      •  309-944-2184
                      •  carolyns@hertz.ag

                      April Shadden
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401
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                      April Shadden
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401
                      •  641-423-9531
                      •  aprils@hertz.ag

                      Carrie Seidel
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa and Minnesota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Carrie Seidel joined Hertz Farm Management in April of 2018 as a farm manager in Mason City, IA.  Prior to joining Hertz, she spent 4 years as a District Sales Manager for Wyffels Hybrids.

                      She graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Studies and a Minor in Agronomy.  While attending college, she was active in various clubs and studied abroad in both Brazil and Australia.  She held multiple internships ranging from crop scouting to agronomy sales. 

                      Carrie grew up on a dairy farm in Northeast Iowa.  She is married to her husband, Parker, and will be moving to Dumont, IA to live on his family’s land.  Both she and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors, especially kayaking.

                      She is a licensed Real Estate Agent in both Iowa and Minnesota.  Her accreditations include being a Certified Crop Advisor and a Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers along with working towards becoming an Accredited Farm Manager.

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                      Carrie Seidel
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401
                      •  641-423-9531
                      •  carries@hertz.ag

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa and Minnesota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Carrie Seidel joined Hertz Farm Management in April of 2018 as a farm manager in Mason City, IA.  Prior to joining Hertz, she spent 4 years as a District Sales Manager for Wyffels Hybrids.

                      She graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Studies and a Minor in Agronomy.  While attending college, she was active in various clubs and studied abroad in both Brazil and Australia.  She held multiple internships ranging from crop scouting to agronomy sales. 

                      Carrie grew up on a dairy farm in Northeast Iowa.  She is married to her husband, Parker, and will be moving to Dumont, IA to live on his family’s land.  Both she and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors, especially kayaking.

                      She is a licensed Real Estate Agent in both Iowa and Minnesota.  Her accreditations include being a Certified Crop Advisor and a Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers along with working towards becoming an Accredited Farm Manager.

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                      Becky Schwake
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7939
                      •  beckys@hertz.ag

                      Diana Sampson
                      Farm Account Coordinator

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      Biography

                      Diana joined the Hertz Farm Management staff in Sept of 1983.  She has had various job descriptions over the years.  Currently she is coordinator of our farm accounting division, overseeing daily transactions and working closely with program development.  

                      Diana and her husband, Doug, live north of Nevada, IA where they run a farming operation.  Along with row crops they raise Purebred Maine-Anjou cattle and show pigs.  Their children Todd, Amy, and Cory help with operation and livestock.  

                      Diana has completed the Leadership Nevada course. She served on the Story County 4-H Foundation Board, was a 4-H Leader, an advisor for the Iowa Jr Maine-Anjou Assoc. and serves on the Iowa Swine Jackpot Series Exe Board.

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                      Diana Sampson
                      Farm Account Coordinator

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7925
                      •  dianas@hertz.ag

                      Biography

                      Diana joined the Hertz Farm Management staff in Sept of 1983.  She has had various job descriptions over the years.  Currently she is coordinator of our farm accounting division, overseeing daily transactions and working closely with program development.  

                      Diana and her husband, Doug, live north of Nevada, IA where they run a farming operation.  Along with row crops they raise Purebred Maine-Anjou cattle and show pigs.  Their children Todd, Amy, and Cory help with operation and livestock.  

                      Diana has completed the Leadership Nevada course. She served on the Story County 4-H Foundation Board, was a 4-H Leader, an advisor for the Iowa Jr Maine-Anjou Assoc. and serves on the Iowa Swine Jackpot Series Exe Board.

                      Angie Rusk
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254
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                      Angie Rusk
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254
                      •  309-944-2184
                      •  angier@hertz.ag
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                      Brandi Robinson
                      Real Estate Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7949
                      •  brandir@hertz.ag

                      Jessica Roberts
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856
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                      Jessica Roberts
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856
                      •  217-762-9881
                      •  jessicar@hertz.ag

                      Dan Riewerts
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254

                      Education

                      B.S. Agribusiness, Farm, and Financial Management with an emphasis on Agriculture Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Biography

                      Dan started working with Hertz out of the Geneseo, Illinois office in November of 2017.  He serves as a professional farm manager for his clients along with evaluating and marketing agriculture real estate as a licensed real estate broker in Illinois. 

                      Dan is a member of the American Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.  Prior to joining Hertz, Dan was employed by TIAA-CREF where he was the Deputy Portfolio Manager of the Firm’s farmland investment program.  During his nine years at TIAA, he assisted the company in developing and growing the Firms farmland portfolio from roughly $300 million of assets under management to more than $6 billion across major agricultural exporting countries of the world including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Poland, Chile, and New Zealand. 

                      Dan grew up on a grain and beef cattle farm in northern Rock Island County, Illinois that his family continues to operate today. 

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                      Dan Riewerts
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254
                      •  309-944-2184
                      •  danr@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.S. Agribusiness, Farm, and Financial Management with an emphasis on Agriculture Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Biography

                      Dan started working with Hertz out of the Geneseo, Illinois office in November of 2017.  He serves as a professional farm manager for his clients along with evaluating and marketing agriculture real estate as a licensed real estate broker in Illinois. 

                      Dan is a member of the American Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.  Prior to joining Hertz, Dan was employed by TIAA-CREF where he was the Deputy Portfolio Manager of the Firm’s farmland investment program.  During his nine years at TIAA, he assisted the company in developing and growing the Firms farmland portfolio from roughly $300 million of assets under management to more than $6 billion across major agricultural exporting countries of the world including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Poland, Chile, and New Zealand. 

                      Dan grew up on a grain and beef cattle farm in northern Rock Island County, Illinois that his family continues to operate today. 

                      Robyn Richey
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
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                      Robyn Richey
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3347
                      •  robynr@hertz.ag

                      Marci J. Reimers
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  1101 13th St. N, Suite 2
                         P.O. Box 503
                         Humboldt, IA 50548
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                      Marci J. Reimers
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  1101 13th St. N, Suite 2
                         P.O. Box 503
                         Humboldt, IA 50548
                      •  515-332-1406
                      •  marcir@hertz.ag

                      Melissa Reidel-Wileaver
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856
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                      Melissa Reidel-Wileaver
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856
                      •  217-762-9881
                      •  melissar@hertz.ag
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                      Jill Grant
                      Farm Account Specialist

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7923
                      •  jillg@hertz.ag

                      Tom Foster
                      Systems Architect & Development Manager

                      Contact Information

                      •  11717 M Circle
                         Omaha, NE 68137
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                      Tom Foster
                      Systems Architect & Development Manager

                      Contact Information

                      •  11717 M Circle
                         Omaha, NE 68137
                      •  402-697-7500
                      •  tomf@hertz.ag
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                      Sarah Faylor
                      Farm Account Specialist

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7927
                      •  sarahf@hertz.ag
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                      Kristi Coughenour
                      Farm Account Specialist

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7920
                      •  kristic@hertz.ag
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                      Teri Brunning
                      Corporate Accounting

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7904
                      •  terib@hertz.ag
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                      Skye Borton
                      Farm Account Specialist

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7922
                      •  skyeb@hertz.ag
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                      Colleen Bark
                      Corporate Administrator

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7901
                      •  colleenb@hertz.ag

                      Jim Rebhuhn, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

                      "Serving the Farm Management Profession for over 40 years."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agronomy, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Jim is an Accredited Farm Manager and manages the Mt. Vernon, Iowa, office. He has appraised, managed, sold and acquired rural properties for clients throughout Iowa since 1979, and holds an Iowa real estate broker's license.

                      Holding membership in various organizations such as Farm Managers Advisory Board for various agri-business firms and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers keeps Jim abreast of new information in the field of agriculture. In 1999, Jim served as president of the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is also the 1991 National Farm Manager of the Year and holds the 1997 National Conservation Award.

                      Jim was raised on a farm near Albert City, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Agronomy in 1979. He is married and the father of two children.

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                      Jim Rebhuhn, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3353
                      •  jimr@hertz.ag

                      "Serving the Farm Management Profession for over 40 years."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agronomy, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Jim is an Accredited Farm Manager and manages the Mt. Vernon, Iowa, office. He has appraised, managed, sold and acquired rural properties for clients throughout Iowa since 1979, and holds an Iowa real estate broker's license.

                      Holding membership in various organizations such as Farm Managers Advisory Board for various agri-business firms and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers keeps Jim abreast of new information in the field of agriculture. In 1999, Jim served as president of the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is also the 1991 National Farm Manager of the Year and holds the 1997 National Conservation Award.

                      Jim was raised on a farm near Albert City, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Agronomy in 1979. He is married and the father of two children.

                      Dick Pringnitz, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      "I believe that commitment and loyalty are important parts of our client relationship in farm management."

                      Education

                      B.S. Farm Operation, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Dick has been with Hertz Farm Management since 1985, managing farms throughout Central Iowa. He assists his clients in marketing and acquiring properties as a licensed real estate salesperson.

                      As a member of the ASFMRA, Dick has served on several committees at the state and national level, which shows his commitment and loyalty to farm management.

                      Dick grew up in North Central Iowa on a grain and livestock farm. He is married with two children and is a member of the Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, IA.

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                      Dick Pringnitz, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7937
                      •  dickp@hertz.ag

                      "I believe that commitment and loyalty are important parts of our client relationship in farm management."

                      Education

                      B.S. Farm Operation, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Dick has been with Hertz Farm Management since 1985, managing farms throughout Central Iowa. He assists his clients in marketing and acquiring properties as a licensed real estate salesperson.

                      As a member of the ASFMRA, Dick has served on several committees at the state and national level, which shows his commitment and loyalty to farm management.

                      Dick grew up in North Central Iowa on a grain and livestock farm. He is married with two children and is a member of the Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, IA.

                      Tim Pick, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      "Working with our clients has been a very rewarding experience."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Tim has been a farm manager with Hertz Farm Management since 1986. He is also a real estate broker, and has helped his clients acquire and sell property throughout Central Iowa.

                      Tim is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Brought up on a grain and livestock farm in Northwest Iowa, farming has always been a part of Tim’s life. He is married with four children, and is a member of the St. Cecilia Church in Ames, Iowa.

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                      Tim Pick, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7935
                      •  timp@hertz.ag

                      "Working with our clients has been a very rewarding experience."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager

                      Biography

                      Tim has been a farm manager with Hertz Farm Management since 1986. He is also a real estate broker, and has helped his clients acquire and sell property throughout Central Iowa.

                      Tim is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Brought up on a grain and livestock farm in Northwest Iowa, farming has always been a part of Tim’s life. He is married with four children, and is a member of the St. Cecilia Church in Ames, Iowa.

                      Kathy Pettinger
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      Education

                      B.S. Management Information Systems, Iowa State University

                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Kathy joined Hertz Appraisal Services in August 2012 working out of the Nevada, IA, office and has received her Certified General Real Property Appraiser and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson designations. 

                      Prior to coming to Hertz, Kathy spent 15 years as a computer software engineer. Kathy is currently pursuing her Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, as well as her Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) with the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). 

                      Active in several organizations, Kathy is past president of P.E.O. Chapter AM and President of the Nevada Chamber Board; has served at conference, district, and local levels of United Methodist Women; and served on several church committees. Kathy is also a Stephens Minister and a graduate of the Iowa Conference of The United Methodists Church School for Lay Ministry.

                      Kathy was raised on a small farm near Anita, Iowa with three sisters and two brothers. She and her husband Mark live in Nevada, Iowa, where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. 

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                      Kathy Pettinger
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7918
                      •  kathyp@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.S. Management Information Systems, Iowa State University

                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Kathy joined Hertz Appraisal Services in August 2012 working out of the Nevada, IA, office and has received her Certified General Real Property Appraiser and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson designations. 

                      Prior to coming to Hertz, Kathy spent 15 years as a computer software engineer. Kathy is currently pursuing her Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, as well as her Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) with the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). 

                      Active in several organizations, Kathy is past president of P.E.O. Chapter AM and President of the Nevada Chamber Board; has served at conference, district, and local levels of United Methodist Women; and served on several church committees. Kathy is also a Stephens Minister and a graduate of the Iowa Conference of The United Methodists Church School for Lay Ministry.

                      Kathy was raised on a small farm near Anita, Iowa with three sisters and two brothers. She and her husband Mark live in Nevada, Iowa, where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. 

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                      Kami Perry
                      Farm Account Specialist

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7927
                      •  kamip@hertz.ag

                      Josh Peak
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  143 N. 2nd St
                         P.O. Box 907
                         DeKalb, IL 60115

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Concentration in Farm Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Biography

                      Josh joined Hertz Farm Management in the DeKalb office in May of 2017 as a farm manager and licensed real estate broker.  He previously interned with Hertz in the summer of 2016.  

                      Josh is from Jacksonville, Illinois.  He comes from an agricultural family that farms in the surrounding counties of Scott, Greene, Morgan, and Sangamon. He was involved in the local 4-H club growing up and helped on the family farm.  Josh attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics. He is currently an associate member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers working towards becoming an Accredited Farm Manager.

                      Josh currently resides in Sycamore, Illinois.

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                      Josh Peak
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  143 N. 2nd St
                         P.O. Box 907
                         DeKalb, IL 60115
                      •  815-748-4440
                      •  joshp@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Concentration in Farm Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Biography

                      Josh joined Hertz Farm Management in the DeKalb office in May of 2017 as a farm manager and licensed real estate broker.  He previously interned with Hertz in the summer of 2016.  

                      Josh is from Jacksonville, Illinois.  He comes from an agricultural family that farms in the surrounding counties of Scott, Greene, Morgan, and Sangamon. He was involved in the local 4-H club growing up and helped on the family farm.  Josh attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics. He is currently an associate member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers working towards becoming an Accredited Farm Manager.

                      Josh currently resides in Sycamore, Illinois.

                      Brian P. Olson, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  1101 13th St. N, Suite 2
                         P.O. Box 503
                         Humboldt, IA 50548

                      "No two farms are the same, so we work to create solutions that are as unique as the problems they will solve."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business - Minor - Agronomy, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Brian Olson joined the Humboldt, Iowa office of Hertz Farm Management in May 2012.  Earlier that month, Brian graduated from Iowa State University with a major in Agricultural Business and a minor in Agronomy.  Brian has work experience at Ag Advisory, Ltd. in Algona, Iowa, and NEW Cooperative in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  

                      He is an Accredited Farm Manager with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers where he continues to attend farm management courses and seminars. 

                      He manages, sells, and acquires farm properties for landowner clients in Northwest Iowa, Southeast South Dakota, and Southwest Minnesota.  

                      Brian comes from a family farming operation near Bode, Iowa.  Brian and his wife, Anna, and son, Jackson, live in Humboldt.  

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                      Brian P. Olson, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  1101 13th St. N, Suite 2
                         P.O. Box 503
                         Humboldt, IA 50548
                      •  515-332-1406
                      •  briano@hertz.ag

                      "No two farms are the same, so we work to create solutions that are as unique as the problems they will solve."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business - Minor - Agronomy, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Brian Olson joined the Humboldt, Iowa office of Hertz Farm Management in May 2012.  Earlier that month, Brian graduated from Iowa State University with a major in Agricultural Business and a minor in Agronomy.  Brian has work experience at Ag Advisory, Ltd. in Algona, Iowa, and NEW Cooperative in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  

                      He is an Accredited Farm Manager with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers where he continues to attend farm management courses and seminars. 

                      He manages, sells, and acquires farm properties for landowner clients in Northwest Iowa, Southeast South Dakota, and Southwest Minnesota.  

                      Brian comes from a family farming operation near Bode, Iowa.  Brian and his wife, Anna, and son, Jackson, live in Humboldt.  

                      Dave Nebel, President, ARA, MAI
                      President of Appraisal Services

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      "Providing Excellence in Real Estate Appraisal"

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Rural Appraiser, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      MAI, Appraisal Institute
                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      Dave joined Hertz Appraisal Services in May 2006 as an appraiser working out of the Nevada, IA, office. He has been involved with appraising residential, agricultural, and commercial properties since 1999. Currently, Dave specializes in appraising agricultural real estate for state and estate tax purposes, as well as financial institutions. He is also called upon regularly by government agencies to provide land value expertise in acquisition and condemnation proceedings.

                      Dave grew up on a grain and livestock farm in southeast Iowa, north of Washington. He is an Accredited Rural Appraiser, a Certified General Real Property Appraiser, a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, a designated member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and a designated member of the Appraisal Institute.

                      Dave, his wife Desiree, and their two children reside in rural Boone, Iowa.

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                      Dave Nebel, President, ARA, MAI
                      President of Appraisal Services

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7917
                      •  daven@hertz.ag

                      "Providing Excellence in Real Estate Appraisal"

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Rural Appraiser, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      MAI, Appraisal Institute
                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      Dave joined Hertz Appraisal Services in May 2006 as an appraiser working out of the Nevada, IA, office. He has been involved with appraising residential, agricultural, and commercial properties since 1999. Currently, Dave specializes in appraising agricultural real estate for state and estate tax purposes, as well as financial institutions. He is also called upon regularly by government agencies to provide land value expertise in acquisition and condemnation proceedings.

                      Dave grew up on a grain and livestock farm in southeast Iowa, north of Washington. He is an Accredited Rural Appraiser, a Certified General Real Property Appraiser, a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, a designated member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and a designated member of the Appraisal Institute.

                      Dave, his wife Desiree, and their two children reside in rural Boone, Iowa.

                      Sue Mueller
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
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                      Sue Mueller
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3344
                      •  suem@hertz.ag

                      Julie Meyers
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  120 W. Mission St.
                         P.O. Box 157
                         Strawberry Point, IA 52076

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Julie joined Hertz Farm Management in January 2005. She grew up in NE Iowa on the family farm, which she now operates with her husband, David. She graduated from Central Community School in Elkader and attended NICC in Calmar, and is a licensed Real Estate Sales Person. Julie and her husband live outside Volga and have 3 daughters.

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                      Julie Meyers
                      Administrative Professional

                      Contact Information

                      •  120 W. Mission St.
                         P.O. Box 157
                         Strawberry Point, IA 52076
                      •  563-933-4973
                      •  juliem@hertz.ag

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Julie joined Hertz Farm Management in January 2005. She grew up in NE Iowa on the family farm, which she now operates with her husband, David. She graduated from Central Community School in Elkader and attended NICC in Calmar, and is a licensed Real Estate Sales Person. Julie and her husband live outside Volga and have 3 daughters.

                      Adam Meyer
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

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                      Adam Meyer
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
                      •  319-234-1949
                      •  adamm@hertz.ag

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

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                      Shana Medders
                      Director of Accounting and Finance

                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-1500
                      •  shanam@hertz.ag

                      Calvin McBride
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Calvin McBride joined Hertz Farm Management, Inc. in May of 2015 as a Farm Manager and Real Estate Sales Person in the Mt. Vernon office. Calvin graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. He served in a variety of positions and traveled to New Zealand while attending Iowa State. 
                       
                      He previously interned with Hertz Farm Management, Inc., Farm Credit Services of America in the crop insurance field, and Crop Tech Services as a crop scout. 
                       
                      Calvin grew up on a farm north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa near Toddville. He and his wife, Kayla, now reside in the same area. They are active members of Veritas Church in Cedar Rapids, serve on the board of the Linn County Cattlemen’s Association, and are committee members for the Aiming for a Cure Foundation. In their free time, they enjoy spending time on their farm with their two dogs and cattle. 

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                      Calvin McBride
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3354
                      •  calvinm@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Calvin McBride joined Hertz Farm Management, Inc. in May of 2015 as a Farm Manager and Real Estate Sales Person in the Mt. Vernon office. Calvin graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. He served in a variety of positions and traveled to New Zealand while attending Iowa State. 
                       
                      He previously interned with Hertz Farm Management, Inc., Farm Credit Services of America in the crop insurance field, and Crop Tech Services as a crop scout. 
                       
                      Calvin grew up on a farm north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa near Toddville. He and his wife, Kayla, now reside in the same area. They are active members of Veritas Church in Cedar Rapids, serve on the board of the Linn County Cattlemen’s Association, and are committee members for the Aiming for a Cure Foundation. In their free time, they enjoy spending time on their farm with their two dogs and cattle. 

                      Brian Massey, AFM, CCA
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856

                      "My goal is to provide landowners with peace of mind, while preserving their assets for future generations."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Illinois State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Certified Crop Advisor, American Society of Agronomy

                      Biography

                      Brian joined Hertz Farm Management in November 2012, working out of the company's Monticello, IL, office. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2000 and spent the prior 10 years working as a Trust Officer and Farm Manager for a bank in Farmer City, IL. His banking and trust experience will be a valuable asset to his clients.

                      Brian grew up in central Illinois on his family's grain farm, located near Maroa, IL.  Brian lives in rural DeWitt county just outside Clinton with his wife, Kristie, and son, Owen.

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                      Brian Massey, AFM, CCA
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  700 W. Bridge Street
                         P.O. Box 467
                         Monticello, IL 61856
                      •  217-762-9881
                      •  brianm@hertz.ag

                      "My goal is to provide landowners with peace of mind, while preserving their assets for future generations."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Illinois State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Certified Crop Advisor, American Society of Agronomy

                      Biography

                      Brian joined Hertz Farm Management in November 2012, working out of the company's Monticello, IL, office. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2000 and spent the prior 10 years working as a Trust Officer and Farm Manager for a bank in Farmer City, IL. His banking and trust experience will be a valuable asset to his clients.

                      Brian grew up in central Illinois on his family's grain farm, located near Maroa, IL.  Brian lives in rural DeWitt county just outside Clinton with his wife, Kristie, and son, Owen.

                      Troy Louwagie, ALC
                      Real Estate Broker

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

                      "Providing you and your property with professional, honest, and personal service."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa and Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Land Consultant, Realtors Land Institute

                      Biography

                      Troy joined Hertz Farm Management in November 1999; where he coordinates the Real Estate activities for the Mount Vernon office. Troy is an active member of several organizations, including the Iowa and National Association of Realtors, Iowa and National Realtors Land Institute where he served as State President in 2006. He is also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the Cedar Rapids Board of Realtors. Troy has been recognized with the prestigious award of the Iowa Farm and Land Broker of the Year in 2008. In 2005, Troy earned the Accredited Land Consultant Designation from the Realtors Land Institute.

                      Prior to joining Hertz, Troy served as an Agricultural Loan Officer at Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank in Manchester, Iowa for nearly six years. Troy grew up on a livestock farm in northwest Iowa. His history of agricultural leadership includes the Iowa FFA degree, and was active in 4-H. He has served on numerous committees of the St. Johns Catholic church. Troy and his wife, Tracey, have four children.

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                      Troy Louwagie, ALC
                      Real Estate Broker

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-895-8858
                      •  troyl@hertz.ag

                      "Providing you and your property with professional, honest, and personal service."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa and Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Land Consultant, Realtors Land Institute

                      Biography

                      Troy joined Hertz Farm Management in November 1999; where he coordinates the Real Estate activities for the Mount Vernon office. Troy is an active member of several organizations, including the Iowa and National Association of Realtors, Iowa and National Realtors Land Institute where he served as State President in 2006. He is also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the Cedar Rapids Board of Realtors. Troy has been recognized with the prestigious award of the Iowa Farm and Land Broker of the Year in 2008. In 2005, Troy earned the Accredited Land Consultant Designation from the Realtors Land Institute.

                      Prior to joining Hertz, Troy served as an Agricultural Loan Officer at Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank in Manchester, Iowa for nearly six years. Troy grew up on a livestock farm in northwest Iowa. His history of agricultural leadership includes the Iowa FFA degree, and was active in 4-H. He has served on numerous committees of the St. Johns Catholic church. Troy and his wife, Tracey, have four children.

                      Gary Loos, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401

                      "The on-going evolution of the Agricultural Industry demands continual education in order to serve our clients better."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Education/Public Service, Iowa State University
                      M.S. Agricultural Education, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa and Minnesota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Gary has been with Hertz Farm Management since 1986 as an Accredited Farm Manager. He takes a great deal of pride in working with his clients

                      Upon completing his college degree in 1979, Gary took his education into the classroom. He taught high school vocational agriculture until 1986, when he joined the Hertz staff in Mason City. He has worked as a farm manager, real estate agent and consultant.

                      Gary has served for several years as council member and treasurer of his church. He has also served as Rotary Club president and been active on the Ag Committee for the Chamber of Commerce. Gary enjoys spending time with his family including his wife of more than 32 years, two adult daughters, their husbands and grandchildren.

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                      Gary Loos, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  2800 4th St. SW, Suite 7
                         Mason City, IA 50401
                      •  641-423-9531
                      •  garyl@hertz.ag

                      "The on-going evolution of the Agricultural Industry demands continual education in order to serve our clients better."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Education/Public Service, Iowa State University
                      M.S. Agricultural Education, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa and Minnesota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Gary has been with Hertz Farm Management since 1986 as an Accredited Farm Manager. He takes a great deal of pride in working with his clients

                      Upon completing his college degree in 1979, Gary took his education into the classroom. He taught high school vocational agriculture until 1986, when he joined the Hertz staff in Mason City. He has worked as a farm manager, real estate agent and consultant.

                      Gary has served for several years as council member and treasurer of his church. He has also served as Rotary Club president and been active on the Ag Committee for the Chamber of Commerce. Gary enjoys spending time with his family including his wife of more than 32 years, two adult daughters, their husbands and grandchildren.

                      Kurt Lokenvitz
                      VP-Marketing

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      "My goal is to understand our clients' needs to ensure we continually provide the highest quality of service."

                      Education

                      B.F.A Graphic Design, University of Iowa

                      Biography

                      Kurt joined Hertz Farm Management in July 2008 as Vice President of Corporate Marketing. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1993, and has spent his career working in advertising and marketing with a wide variety of companies across the country.

                      Kurt grew up in eastern Iowa and spent much of his childhood on his grandparents' farms in north-central Iowa. He is a member of the National AgriMarketing Association, American Marketing Association and is active in his local Rotary Club. In his efforts to continually understand the needs of the industry, Kurt regularly attends numerous agriculture outlook seminars and classes.

                      Kurt and his family reside in Bettendorf, IA.

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                      Kurt Lokenvitz
                      VP-Marketing

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7907
                      •  kurtl@hertz.ag

                      "My goal is to understand our clients' needs to ensure we continually provide the highest quality of service."

                      Education

                      B.F.A Graphic Design, University of Iowa

                      Biography

                      Kurt joined Hertz Farm Management in July 2008 as Vice President of Corporate Marketing. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1993, and has spent his career working in advertising and marketing with a wide variety of companies across the country.

                      Kurt grew up in eastern Iowa and spent much of his childhood on his grandparents' farms in north-central Iowa. He is a member of the National AgriMarketing Association, American Marketing Association and is active in his local Rotary Club. In his efforts to continually understand the needs of the industry, Kurt regularly attends numerous agriculture outlook seminars and classes.

                      Kurt and his family reside in Bettendorf, IA.

                      Stan Lierz, AFM, ALC
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  11717 M Circle
                         Omaha, NE 68137

                      "Surviving in agriculture in recent years has been a challenging, yet interesting time. The economy is now a global marketplace and a person needs to look beyond the local market to ensure success. Although this requires more time and effort, we expect the reward to be worth it."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Economics, Kanas State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Stan has been with Hertz Farm Management since 1999 as a farm manager, real estate agent and consultant. He takes a great deal of pride in working with his clients.

                      Stan grew up on a grain and livestock farm in northeast Kansas. During high school, he participated in football and held offices in FFA, achieving the “State Farmer” degree. Stan was a member of the Ag Econ Club at Kansas State University, where he graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics.

                      Prior to joining Hertz in 1999, Stan worked with the ConAgra Flour Milling Company for 14 years. There, he honed his leadership and management skills, gaining valuable experience in commodity merchandising, grain procurement, and plant production scheduling. Additionally, he was a flour mill plant manager for eight years in Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

                      An active member of the agricultural community, Stan belongs to the Omaha Agribusiness Club and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Stan and his wife, Deb, have a daughter, Samantha and twins Allison and Adam. Stan enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and college football.

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                      Stan Lierz, AFM, ALC
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  11717 M Circle
                         Omaha, NE 68137
                      •  402-697-7500
                      •  stanl@hertz.ag

                      "Surviving in agriculture in recent years has been a challenging, yet interesting time. The economy is now a global marketplace and a person needs to look beyond the local market to ensure success. Although this requires more time and effort, we expect the reward to be worth it."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Economics, Kanas State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Stan has been with Hertz Farm Management since 1999 as a farm manager, real estate agent and consultant. He takes a great deal of pride in working with his clients.

                      Stan grew up on a grain and livestock farm in northeast Kansas. During high school, he participated in football and held offices in FFA, achieving the “State Farmer” degree. Stan was a member of the Ag Econ Club at Kansas State University, where he graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics.

                      Prior to joining Hertz in 1999, Stan worked with the ConAgra Flour Milling Company for 14 years. There, he honed his leadership and management skills, gaining valuable experience in commodity merchandising, grain procurement, and plant production scheduling. Additionally, he was a flour mill plant manager for eight years in Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

                      An active member of the agricultural community, Stan belongs to the Omaha Agribusiness Club and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Stan and his wife, Deb, have a daughter, Samantha and twins Allison and Adam. Stan enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and college football.

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                      Chelsie Lewis
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7949
                      •  chelsiel@hertz.ag

                      Marlin Krohn, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  100 N 34th St., Suite A
                         Norfolk, NE 68701

                      "The soil is our future, so we must protect these fragile resources for succeeding generations."

                      Education

                      A.S. Agribusiness, Northeast technical Community College

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Nebraska and South Dakota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Marlin has been involved in agriculture in Northeast Nebraska nearly all his life. After serving four years in the Navy, he returned to Nebraska and attended Northeast Technical Community College. He earned his Associate Degree in Agribusiness in 1973 and began custom farming. He has been a professional farm manager since 1975. He began as a real estate salesman in 1975 and has been a real estate broker since 1980.

                      Marlin is an Accredited Farm Manager with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is a past president of the Nebraska Chapter of that organization. He has placed a great deal of emphasis on continuing education to improve agricultural efficiencies, Marlin is a member of many organizations, including Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Council, where he is a past president. He also has completed a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce. He is on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Community College Hawks Booster Club.

                      Marlin and his wife Cindy live in Norfolk. They have five children and two grandchildren.

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                      Marlin Krohn, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  100 N 34th St., Suite A
                         Norfolk, NE 68701
                      •  402-371-9336
                      •  marlink@hertz.ag

                      "The soil is our future, so we must protect these fragile resources for succeeding generations."

                      Education

                      A.S. Agribusiness, Northeast technical Community College

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Nebraska and South Dakota, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Marlin has been involved in agriculture in Northeast Nebraska nearly all his life. After serving four years in the Navy, he returned to Nebraska and attended Northeast Technical Community College. He earned his Associate Degree in Agribusiness in 1973 and began custom farming. He has been a professional farm manager since 1975. He began as a real estate salesman in 1975 and has been a real estate broker since 1980.

                      Marlin is an Accredited Farm Manager with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is a past president of the Nebraska Chapter of that organization. He has placed a great deal of emphasis on continuing education to improve agricultural efficiencies, Marlin is a member of many organizations, including Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Council, where he is a past president. He also has completed a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce. He is on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Community College Hawks Booster Club.

                      Marlin and his wife Cindy live in Norfolk. They have five children and two grandchildren.

                      Michael Krause, AFM, ALC
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  11717 M Circle
                         Omaha, NE 68137

                      "In an ever-changing society, we, as agriculture leaders, must be informed but more importantly, take time to inform others of change because change will allow agriculture to move ahead into the competitive future."

                      Education

                      Ranch Management, Texas Christian University
                      B.S. Agriculture Animal Science/ Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa and Nebraska, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager
                      Realtors Land Institute
                      Accredited Land Consultant

                      Biography

                      Mike is the regional manager for Hertz Farm Management where he has the professional responsibilities of farm management, real estate sales, consulting, crop insurance, business development and administration. Following his tour at Texas Christian University, he was an Extension Agent in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Mike then worked for Krause Cattle Company where he progressed to the position of Feedlot Manager and Cow/Calf Manager. He was responsible for cattle sales and management decisions for a 700- head cow/calf operation as well as a 5,000-head feedlot. He also supervised and directed corn and alfalfa harvest crews, and developed media publicity.

                      Maintaining an active role, holding various elected offices in the professional farm organizations, Mike participates in the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Omaha Agri-business Club, Nebraska Ag Relations Council, Omaha Morning Rotary Club, Breakfast Optimist Club of Omaha and in the Scottish Rite Masonry where he was chairman of the Demolay Advisory Committee.

                      Mike and his wife, along with their two daughters, reside in Omaha. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, snow skiing, hunting, and woodworking.

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                      Michael Krause, AFM, ALC
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  11717 M Circle
                         Omaha, NE 68137
                      •  402-697-7500
                      •  mikek@hertz.ag

                      "In an ever-changing society, we, as agriculture leaders, must be informed but more importantly, take time to inform others of change because change will allow agriculture to move ahead into the competitive future."

                      Education

                      Ranch Management, Texas Christian University
                      B.S. Agriculture Animal Science/ Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa and Nebraska, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      *Accredited Farm Manager
                      Realtors Land Institute
                      Accredited Land Consultant

                      Biography

                      Mike is the regional manager for Hertz Farm Management where he has the professional responsibilities of farm management, real estate sales, consulting, crop insurance, business development and administration. Following his tour at Texas Christian University, he was an Extension Agent in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Mike then worked for Krause Cattle Company where he progressed to the position of Feedlot Manager and Cow/Calf Manager. He was responsible for cattle sales and management decisions for a 700- head cow/calf operation as well as a 5,000-head feedlot. He also supervised and directed corn and alfalfa harvest crews, and developed media publicity.

                      Maintaining an active role, holding various elected offices in the professional farm organizations, Mike participates in the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Omaha Agri-business Club, Nebraska Ag Relations Council, Omaha Morning Rotary Club, Breakfast Optimist Club of Omaha and in the Scottish Rite Masonry where he was chairman of the Demolay Advisory Committee.

                      Mike and his wife, along with their two daughters, reside in Omaha. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, snow skiing, hunting, and woodworking.

                      Caitlin Klett
                      Associate Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  120 W. Mission St.
                         P.O. Box 157
                         Strawberry Point, IA 52076

                      Education

                      B.S. Accounting, Upper Iowa University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Caitlin joined Hertz Farm Management in May of 2012 and worked as an Administrative Assistant until 2016 when she completed the required coursework to become an Associate Appraiser.  She started appraising properties in July of 2016.  Caitlin is also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Caitlin graduated Upper Iowa University with a degree in Accounting.  Caitlin lives in Strawberry Point, where she grew up, with her husband Jason and their daughter Lena.  She is also on the board of directors for Berry Tender Child Care in Strawberry Point.

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                      Caitlin Klett
                      Associate Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  120 W. Mission St.
                         P.O. Box 157
                         Strawberry Point, IA 52076
                      •  563-933-4973
                      •  caitlink@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.S. Accounting, Upper Iowa University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Caitlin joined Hertz Farm Management in May of 2012 and worked as an Administrative Assistant until 2016 when she completed the required coursework to become an Associate Appraiser.  She started appraising properties in July of 2016.  Caitlin is also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Caitlin graduated Upper Iowa University with a degree in Accounting.  Caitlin lives in Strawberry Point, where she grew up, with her husband Jason and their daughter Lena.  She is also on the board of directors for Berry Tender Child Care in Strawberry Point.

                      Joel Klemish, ARA
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  120 W. Mission St.
                         P.O. Box 157
                         Strawberry Point, IA 52076

                      "My experiences in a variety of real estate related areas have enhanced my ability to provide our clients with a wide range of valuation services."

                      Education

                      B.S. Farm Operations, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      Accredited Rural Appraiser
                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      Joel joined Hertz Appraisal Services in July 2006 working out of the Strawberry Point office. He has been involved with appraising residential, agricultural, and commercial properties since 2001. In addition, he holds his Iowa real estate license and evaluates and markets agricultural real estate throughout northeast Iowa.

                      Joel is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser and is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Joel grew up on a grain and livestock farm in southwest Iowa near Adair. He attended Iowa State University, obtaining a degree in Farm Operations in 1974. He served in the military for two years. Joel has farmed and been in ag business occupations including being a farm manager in Strawberry Point from 1994-1998. He and his wife, Nancy, live on an acreage near Arlington, Iowa. They have three sons and five grandchildren.

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                      Joel Klemish, ARA
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  120 W. Mission St.
                         P.O. Box 157
                         Strawberry Point, IA 52076
                      •  563-933-4973
                      •  joelk@hertz.ag

                      "My experiences in a variety of real estate related areas have enhanced my ability to provide our clients with a wide range of valuation services."

                      Education

                      B.S. Farm Operations, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      Accredited Rural Appraiser
                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

                      Biography

                      Joel joined Hertz Appraisal Services in July 2006 working out of the Strawberry Point office. He has been involved with appraising residential, agricultural, and commercial properties since 2001. In addition, he holds his Iowa real estate license and evaluates and markets agricultural real estate throughout northeast Iowa.

                      Joel is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser and is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Joel grew up on a grain and livestock farm in southwest Iowa near Adair. He attended Iowa State University, obtaining a degree in Farm Operations in 1974. He served in the military for two years. Joel has farmed and been in ag business occupations including being a farm manager in Strawberry Point from 1994-1998. He and his wife, Nancy, live on an acreage near Arlington, Iowa. They have three sons and five grandchildren.

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                      Stacey Kingsbury
                      Farm Account Specialist

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7924
                      •  staceyk@hertz.ag

                      Chad Kies, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254

                      "Each farm is unique and we take pride in offering the individual attention each client expects and deserves."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Chad became involved with Hertz Farm Management while in college through an internship during the summer of 2000. He officially joined the Geneseo office in January 2001. He serves as a professional farm manager for his clients along with evaluating and marketing agricultural real estate as a licensed real estate broker in Illinois.

                      Chad is a member of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, as well as the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is also a member of the Illinois Farm and Land Chapter of the REALTORS Land Institute.

                      Chad grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa, near Wall Lake. Along with his brother, he operated a grain and livestock operation while in high school and college. He and his wife Kate live near Geneseo and have four children.

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                      Chad Kies, AFM
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254
                      •  309-944-2184
                      •  chadk@hertz.ag

                      "Each farm is unique and we take pride in offering the individual attention each client expects and deserves."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Chad became involved with Hertz Farm Management while in college through an internship during the summer of 2000. He officially joined the Geneseo office in January 2001. He serves as a professional farm manager for his clients along with evaluating and marketing agricultural real estate as a licensed real estate broker in Illinois.

                      Chad is a member of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, as well as the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is also a member of the Illinois Farm and Land Chapter of the REALTORS Land Institute.

                      Chad grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa, near Wall Lake. Along with his brother, he operated a grain and livestock operation while in high school and college. He and his wife Kate live near Geneseo and have four children.

                      Ed Kiefer, AFM, ARA
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254

                      "As a professional farm manager, I enjoy the opportunity to counsel clients on developing plans tailored to their farm investment needs and taking care of the details in order to achieve the best possible outcome."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Science, Iowa State University
                      M.S. Agronomy, University of Illinois

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      Accredited Rural Appraiser, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Ed has been involved with farm management, real estate appraisal, real estate sales and agricultural consulting since 1975. He was raised on a farm in Keswick, IA, and is a farm owner in Keokuk County, IA.

                      A past president of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, he has also served as a member of the Education Committee and as the Report Writing Seminar chairman for the American Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is a member of the Illinois Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute.

                      In 2011, Ed received the Professional Farm Manager of the Year award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Ed has served as president, treasurer and director of the Geneseo Jaycees, and is a past member of the Illinois and U.S. Jaycees. He is a member of the Geneseo Kiwanis Club, the Illinois Farm Bureau and the Geneseo First Congregational Church. Ed and his wife Barbara live in Geneseo and have a son and a daughter.

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                      Ed Kiefer, AFM, ARA
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  720 E. Culver Court
                         P.O. Box 9
                         Geneseo, IL 61254
                      •  309-944-2184
                      •  edk@hertz.ag

                      "As a professional farm manager, I enjoy the opportunity to counsel clients on developing plans tailored to their farm investment needs and taking care of the details in order to achieve the best possible outcome."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Science, Iowa State University
                      M.S. Agronomy, University of Illinois

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
                      Accredited Rural Appraiser, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Ed has been involved with farm management, real estate appraisal, real estate sales and agricultural consulting since 1975. He was raised on a farm in Keswick, IA, and is a farm owner in Keokuk County, IA.

                      A past president of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, he has also served as a member of the Education Committee and as the Report Writing Seminar chairman for the American Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is a member of the Illinois Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute.

                      In 2011, Ed received the Professional Farm Manager of the Year award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Ed has served as president, treasurer and director of the Geneseo Jaycees, and is a past member of the Illinois and U.S. Jaycees. He is a member of the Geneseo Kiwanis Club, the Illinois Farm Bureau and the Geneseo First Congregational Church. Ed and his wife Barbara live in Geneseo and have a son and a daughter.

                      Kevin Kerns
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      "Working to achieve our client's appraisal and real estate objectives by listening carefully to their needs, then working diligently to achieve their goals."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University
                      Master Graduate, Rapport Leadership Institute

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa and Nebraska, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser
                       

                      Biography

                      Kevin joined Hertz Appraisal Services in October 2011 as an appraiser working out of the Nevada office.  He utilizes the knowledge and extensive experience garnered from working in many counties in Iowa and Nebraska over the last 31 years to assist clients with their valuation and real estate needs. Prior to working for Hertz Kevin worked for Farm Credit Services from 1986 to 2003, NP Dodge Real Estate in Omaha from 2003 to 2006, and worked as a commercial and farm appraiser with Frandson & Associates in Des Moines from 2006 to 2011. 

                      Since 1987, Kevin has been involved with appraising and the sales of commercial and agricultural properties. His roots and heart are in serving the agricultural community and now he focuses on appraising all types of agricultural properties. Kevin is called upon regularly by his clients and government agencies for consultation regarding real estate valuation issues.

                      Assisting families in valuing and equitably dividing their estates gives Kevin great satisfaction.  He also specializes in large complex agricultural properties, Section 2032A-Special Use Valuation, Conservation Easements, condemnation, right-of-way valuations, as well as, valuing properties for financial institutions.

                      Growing up on a grain and livestock farm in southwest Iowa, in Taylor and Ringgold Counties, Kevin operated a grain and livestock farm for ten years after high school before attending Iowa State University and achieving a degree in Agricultural Business.  Kevin has managed the family farm in Adams County since 1993, which keeps him actively involved in the production side of agriculture. 

                      Kevin lives in Story City, Iowa, has a son, daughter, and is a proud and devoted Grandfather of four grandchildren.

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                      Kevin Kerns
                      Appraiser

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7916
                      •  kevink@hertz.ag

                      "Working to achieve our client's appraisal and real estate objectives by listening carefully to their needs, then working diligently to achieve their goals."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University
                      Master Graduate, Rapport Leadership Institute

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa and Nebraska, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      State Certified General Real Property Appraiser
                       

                      Biography

                      Kevin joined Hertz Appraisal Services in October 2011 as an appraiser working out of the Nevada office.  He utilizes the knowledge and extensive experience garnered from working in many counties in Iowa and Nebraska over the last 31 years to assist clients with their valuation and real estate needs. Prior to working for Hertz Kevin worked for Farm Credit Services from 1986 to 2003, NP Dodge Real Estate in Omaha from 2003 to 2006, and worked as a commercial and farm appraiser with Frandson & Associates in Des Moines from 2006 to 2011. 

                      Since 1987, Kevin has been involved with appraising and the sales of commercial and agricultural properties. His roots and heart are in serving the agricultural community and now he focuses on appraising all types of agricultural properties. Kevin is called upon regularly by his clients and government agencies for consultation regarding real estate valuation issues.

                      Assisting families in valuing and equitably dividing their estates gives Kevin great satisfaction.  He also specializes in large complex agricultural properties, Section 2032A-Special Use Valuation, Conservation Easements, condemnation, right-of-way valuations, as well as, valuing properties for financial institutions.

                      Growing up on a grain and livestock farm in southwest Iowa, in Taylor and Ringgold Counties, Kevin operated a grain and livestock farm for ten years after high school before attending Iowa State University and achieving a degree in Agricultural Business.  Kevin has managed the family farm in Adams County since 1993, which keeps him actively involved in the production side of agriculture. 

                      Kevin lives in Story City, Iowa, has a son, daughter, and is a proud and devoted Grandfather of four grandchildren.

                      Ryan Kay, CCA
                      Real Estate Broker

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

                      "I enjoy sharing my knowledge to help you make the right decision for your land."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University
                      M.S. Agronomy, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Real Estate Services, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Certified Crop Advisor, American Society of Agronomy

                      Biography

                      Ryan joined Hertz Farm Management in January 2013 as a Real Estate Salesperson at the company's office in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Ryan is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and is a Certified Crop Adviser.

                      Prior to joining Hertz, Ryan served as a Research Associate and Production Agronomist for Pioneer Hi-Bred International for nearly fourteen years. Ryan grew up on a crop and livestock farm near Atlantic, Iowa, and is still active in managing the family farm.

                      Ryan and his wife, Amy, reside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with their daughter, Addison. They are members of the Stonebridge Church in Cedar Rapids.

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                      Ryan Kay, CCA
                      Real Estate Broker

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                      Contact Information

                      •  102 Palisades Road & Hwy. 1
                         P.O. Box 50
                         Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
                      •  319-382-3350
                      •  ryank@hertz.ag

                      "I enjoy sharing my knowledge to help you make the right decision for your land."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University
                      M.S. Agronomy, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Real Estate Services, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Certified Crop Advisor, American Society of Agronomy

                      Biography

                      Ryan joined Hertz Farm Management in January 2013 as a Real Estate Salesperson at the company's office in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Ryan is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and is a Certified Crop Adviser.

                      Prior to joining Hertz, Ryan served as a Research Associate and Production Agronomist for Pioneer Hi-Bred International for nearly fourteen years. Ryan grew up on a crop and livestock farm near Atlantic, Iowa, and is still active in managing the family farm.

                      Ryan and his wife, Amy, reside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with their daughter, Addison. They are members of the Stonebridge Church in Cedar Rapids.

                      Clint Kaller
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Clint joined Hertz Farm Management in January 2015 as a farm manager and licensed real estate salesperson. Since being with Hertz, he has obtained his Farm Management Accreditation and his FAA Part 107 Drone License. Clint graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S in Agriculture Business. During his tenure at ISU, he was active in several agriculture organizations. Involvement in these organizations helped him share his deep-rooted excitement for agriculture with a variety of other young professionals. 

                      Raised in Southeast Iowa in a small farming community, Clint quickly developed a great passion and knowledge for agriculture. He now resides in Cedar Falls, IA where he brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to Hertz and the clients he serves. If there was one word used to describe Clint, this word would be energy. Outside the office, you'll find him doing anything and everything to be outside and moving! He enjoys hunting, sports, and spending time with his wife, Chelsea, and their two dogs, Melvin and Wilson. 

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                      Clint Kaller
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
                      •  319-234-1949
                      •  clintk@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture Business, Iowa State University

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Accreditation

                      Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Biography

                      Clint joined Hertz Farm Management in January 2015 as a farm manager and licensed real estate salesperson. Since being with Hertz, he has obtained his Farm Management Accreditation and his FAA Part 107 Drone License. Clint graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S in Agriculture Business. During his tenure at ISU, he was active in several agriculture organizations. Involvement in these organizations helped him share his deep-rooted excitement for agriculture with a variety of other young professionals. 

                      Raised in Southeast Iowa in a small farming community, Clint quickly developed a great passion and knowledge for agriculture. He now resides in Cedar Falls, IA where he brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to Hertz and the clients he serves. If there was one word used to describe Clint, this word would be energy. Outside the office, you'll find him doing anything and everything to be outside and moving! He enjoys hunting, sports, and spending time with his wife, Chelsea, and their two dogs, Melvin and Wilson. 

                      Steve Johnston
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      "Being a farm owner myself, allows me to work more effectively with clients."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture / Minor Agronomy, Iowa State University
                      Ethics and Ag Land 1, 2 and 3, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa and Missouri, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Steve has been with Hertz Farm Management since April 2014, managing farms throughout Iowa and Missouri. He also assists his clients in marketing and acquiring agricultural properties as a licensed real estate agent.

                      He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Steve grew up in Central Iowa on a grain and livestock farm which he continues to operate today. He is married with four children and is a member of the United Methodist Church in Baxter, IA.

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                      Steve Johnston
                      Farm Manager

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  641-895-9704
                      •  stevej@hertz.ag

                      "Being a farm owner myself, allows me to work more effectively with clients."

                      Education

                      B.S. Agriculture / Minor Agronomy, Iowa State University
                      Ethics and Ag Land 1, 2 and 3, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

                      Licensing

                      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa and Missouri, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.

                      Biography

                      Steve has been with Hertz Farm Management since April 2014, managing farms throughout Iowa and Missouri. He also assists his clients in marketing and acquiring agricultural properties as a licensed real estate agent.

                      He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

                      Steve grew up in Central Iowa on a grain and livestock farm which he continues to operate today. He is married with four children and is a member of the United Methodist Church in Baxter, IA.

                      Linda Johnson
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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                      Linda Johnson
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
                      •  319-234-1949
                      •  lindaj@hertz.ag

                      Kayse Jenkins
                      Marketing Coordinator

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201

                      Education

                      B.A. English with Minors in Professional Writing and Creative Writing, University of Northern Iowa

                      Biography

                      Kayse joined Hertz Farm Management's Nevada office in January 2017 as a marketing coordinator. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in December 2016 with a degree in English and minors in Professional and Creative Writing. Kayse grew up near Adel, Iowa.

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                      Kayse Jenkins
                      Marketing Coordinator

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                      Contact Information

                      •  415 South 11th Street
                         P.O. Box 500
                         Nevada, IA 50201
                      •  515-382-7908
                      •  kaysej@hertz.ag

                      Education

                      B.A. English with Minors in Professional Writing and Creative Writing, University of Northern Iowa

                      Biography

                      Kayse joined Hertz Farm Management's Nevada office in January 2017 as a marketing coordinator. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in December 2016 with a degree in English and minors in Professional and Creative Writing. Kayse grew up near Adel, Iowa.

                      Karla Jeanes
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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                      Karla Jeanes
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
                      •  319-234-1949
                      •  karlaj@hertz.ag

                      Christy Hyde
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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                      Christy Hyde
                      Administrative Professional

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                      Contact Information

                      •  6314 Chancellor Drive
                         P.O. Box 1105
                         Cedar Falls, IA 50613
                      •  319-234-1949
                      •  christyh@hertz.ag