Chad Hertz, AFM
Chief Operating Officer
- 6314 Chancellor Drive
P.O. Box 1105
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
"Agriculture is about people, relationships and stewardship. It is also about managing change. Our job is to apply lessons we learned in the past, adopt new technologies wisely, and partner with you to face the challenges we face in the future."
B.S. Agriculture, University of Illinois M.S. Agriculture Economics, University of Illinois
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Farm Management, Inc.
Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Chad is the third generation of accredited farm managers in the Hertz family. During his 25 plus years at Hertz Farm Management, he served as a professional farm manager and licensed real estate agent, advised ag technology and precision agriculture and leads the information technology team.
Chad is an active member of several professional and local organizations including the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and the Cedar Valley Soccer Club (CVSC). He is a past president of the Iowa Chapter of the ASFMRA and winner of the ASFMRA Early Career Award. He served as a coach and community coordinator with the CVSC. Today Chad serves on the Non-Operating Landowner working group with 4R plus, an Iowa organization promoting conservation and soil health efforts with farmland owners and operators.
Chad graduated from the University of Illinois College of Agriculture with a degree in Agronomy earning Highest Honors. He earned a Master of Science degree in Ag Economics at the University of Illinois as well, specializing in production economics and precision agriculture. Chad is married and has four children.