Chad Kies, AFM
Farm Manager

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Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, Hertz Real Estate Services

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."


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 reside on an acreage near Geneseo and have four children.


B.S. Agricultural Business, Iowa State University


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