"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."
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.
Ranch Management, Texas Christian University
B.S. Agriculture Animal Science/ Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
*Accredited Farm Manager
Realtors Land Institute
Accredited Land Consultant