Join Us at One of Our Summer 2024 In-Person Landowner Educational Seminars!

Learn how agriculture is evolving and how those changes will impact land values, leases and more. These seminars are designed for landowners who don’t farm their land. If you’re planning for the next generation of owners, we encourage you to bring your children and/or grandchildren!

To Register, select the location below that you would like to attend and complete the registration form.

Topics Include:

Grain Markets
Common Myths about Agriculture
Lease Trends/Leasing Alternatives
Client Services
Land Trends and Values
Hertz Farmland Professionals Panel

Additional Information:

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration confirmation, an agenda, and a location map will be provided to you.







Webinar Materials: Estate and Transition Planning 

Below are the slides and a recording of our Hertz Webinar on Estate and Transition Planning (filmed on 5/30/2024).

Click the document below to view the Q & A questions from the webinar.

Join Us for our FREE Estate & Transition Planning Webinar!

May 30, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Central Time

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Topics:

  • The importance of planning for farmland ownership and transition
  • Basic types of ownership entities, and whether they may make sense for you
  • Current estate tax law & the scheduled sunset of the current tax law at the end of 2025
  • The increasing urgency to start planning and connect with your transition plan advisor
  • What Hertz brings to the table and how we can help you as a farmland owner

Mankato, MN, Office

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Watch the most recent Farmland Market Update, where Doug Hensley discusses the latest factors influencing the land market.

 

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Omaha, NE, Office

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Norfolk, NE, Office

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Monticello, IL, Office

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Kankakee, IL, Office

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Geneseo, IL, Office

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DeKalb, IL, Office

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Washington, IA, Office

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Nevada, IA, Office

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Mt. Vernon, IA, Office

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Mason City, IA, Office

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Humboldt, IA, Office

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Cedar Falls, IA, Office

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Your Farmland, Our Expertise

Your farmland is not just land; it's a living legacy that connects your family's past to the future. While you may not be actively farming, we understand the immense emotional and financial value your farm holds for you. That's why at Hertz, we make it our mission to help you as farmland owners make confident and informed decisions about your farm. 

In recognition of the increasing need for quality information, we'd like to invite you to subscribe to our Hertz newsletters, where you can read from experts in the field, and stay informed about the major topics surrounding agriculture. 

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Our Farmland Professionals Can Help You Achieve Your Ownership Goals

Whether you are wanting to preserve your family legacy, maximize your farm’s potential, implement conservation practices, or all the above, our Farmland Professionals can help. In fact, 99% of our current clients would recommend us to other farmland owners.

 

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Our Services Videos

Take a look at our Hertz services videos and get a behind the scenes look at our Farm Management, Farmland Real Estate, and Agricultural Appraisal Services.

 

 

Real Estate Farmland Market Update

Doug Hensley, President of Hertz Real Estate Services, gives timely updates on farmland real estate and the driving factors influencing today's market.

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How do I find land for sale near me?

There are a couple ways you can find land for sale in your target area. First, you can connect with a farmland real estate agent. Second, you can join our weekly real estate email.

  1. Get in touch with an agriculture real estate agent. If you’re a buyer, having a farmland real estate agent that watches the market regularly is an especially effective way to make sure you are always aware of farms for sale in your target area. Agents often get a ‘behind the scenes’ look and are able to learn about properties before they hit the market. This can give you a competitive advantage in some instances and having a Hertz real estate agent on your side is definitely worth it!
  2. Join our weekly real estate email! Every Tuesday, we send out an email with all of our upcoming auctions and new listings. Click here to subscribe.

Is now a good time to sell my farm?

It depends! There are many factors that can influence land sales and the overall market for farmland real estate. Some of these factors include:

  • Commodity Markets
  • Interest Rates
  • Land Sale Volume – Locally and Market wide
  • Location

At Hertz we stay on top of all these factors, which enables us to give you the best localized advice on your property. If you’re interested in listing land for sale, please call us at 800-593-5263, or you can fill out our online form and we’ll have someone personally reach out to you.

Is now a good time to buy a farm?

The answer to this question also depends! Similar to selling a farm, the same factors that influence selling land can have a reverse influence on the land buying environment.  Having said that, each buyer will want to evaluate each purchase opportunity based on the buyer’s specific goals, the merits of the farm, and the larger market factors, including

  • Commodity Markets
  • Interest Rates
  • Land Sale Volume – Locally and Market wide
  • Location

At Hertz we stay on top of all these factors, which enables us to give you the best localized advice on land investing. If you’re interested in buying farmland, call us at 800-593-5263, or you can fill out our online form and we’ll have someone personally reach out to you.

What do you charge?

Our fees are commission-based, and we tailor our services and our fee to best fit your needs and the work that we will complete on your behalf. There’s no one size fits all approach with our professional fees, as everything is customized to you and your property. For the vast majority of our projects, we will first talk with you about your needs, and your property, before completing a written proposal that will describe your options and any associated professional service fees. Typically, the initial consultation and proposal comes at no cost and with no obligation.

What sale method is best for my farm?

There are a multitude of factors that can influence whether a farm is better suited for a public auction, hybrid auction, fully virtual auction, one-chance sealed bid sale, or a private listing. Given the unique nature of every farm, the nuance from one local market to the next, and the sometimes unique sale objectives of most sellers, it’s important to use the right sale method to maximize the results of your sale.

The best advice we can offer is to seek out and find a professional farmland real estate agent. Talk to them about your farm, the characteristics of the local market where your farm is located, and your goals for a sale. Be sure to understand their depth of experience and the marketing reach of both the agent and firm you choose; this decision can greatly impact the outcome and ultimate success of a sale.

If you would like to connect with our team of farmland professionals, please call us at 800-593-5263 or you can fill out our online form and we’ll have someone personally reach out to you.

Farm Succession Planning

At Hertz, we understand the importance of having a well-thought-out farm succession plan. As the agriculture landscape evolves and family farms transition from one generation to the next, proper planning becomes an essential element for ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of your farming operation.

What is a Farm Succession Plan?

A farm succession plan serves as a roadmap for the seamless transfer of assets, responsibilities, and decision-making authority from one generation to the next. It is a strategic approach that allows you to safeguard the legacy you have built while providing for the future of your family and farm.

Why Should You Have a Farm Succession Plan?

One of the key reasons why a farm succession plan is crucial is that it minimizes the potential for conflicts and uncertainties. By proactively addressing these issues through a succession plan, you can maintain family harmony and preserve the unity that has been the foundation of your farming legacy.

Additionally, a well-executed farm succession plan enables you to efficiently manage financial aspects such as estate taxes, capital gains, and other potential liabilities. 

Furthermore, a succession plan provides a framework for identifying and preparing the next generation of leaders within your family. 

A farm succession plan is not merely an administrative task; it is an investment in the future of your family, your farm, and the agriculture industry as a whole. By proactively addressing the complexities of succession, you secure your legacy, mitigate potential conflicts, optimize your financial resources, and nurture the next generation of farming leaders.

How Do I Get Started on a Farm Succession Plan?

The first step is to get in-touch with an attorney with experience in creating succession plans specifically for farmland owners. If you don’t know an attorney that specializes in succession planning, we would be happy to help you find someone who fits your goals. Additionally, we can help guide you through the process, offering expertise and insights to help you create a robust succession plan that safeguards your farm’s sustainability and paves the way for a prosperous future.

If you would like to talk to a Hertz Farmland Professional about your specific situation, please call us toll free at 800-593-5263 or you can fill out our online form and we will have someone reach out to you.

I Just Inherited a Farm... Now What?

Inheriting a farm can be both an exciting and a challenging endeavor, especially if you’re new to the agriculture industry. We understand, it can be a little overwhelming inheriting a big asset like this, but don’t panic! That’s where we come in.

At Hertz, we specialize in providing farmland services tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you want to know the value of your farm, sell your farm, or keep the farm for future generations, we’re equipped to help you navigate these big decisions.

We are passionate about helping you unlock the full potential of your inherited farm. With our expertise and personalized approach, we strive to alleviate stress and give you piece of mind, enabling you to enjoy the rewards of your investment.

Take the first step towards success and make the most out of your newly inherited farmland asset. Call us toll free at 800-593-5263 or fill out our online form and we will have a Hertz Farmland Professional reach out to you.

Attorneys licensed in Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska will receive up to 4 hours of CLE for attending one of our Landowner Educational Seminars. 

Iowa Attorneys - Receive 3.75 hours for all Iowa Seminars, the La Vista Seminar, and the Rock Island Seminar.

Illinois Attorneys - Receive 4 hours for all Illinois Seminars.

Nebraska Attorneys - Receive 3.91 hours for the La Vista, NE Seminar and the Sioux City, IA Seminar.​

Sell Your Farm with Confidence.

Our Central Illinois team is ready to assist with your land sale. We sell farm properties by private listing, public auction, and sealed bid sale methods. We also work with investors looking to acquire land.

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  • Tax-Deferred Exchange
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Hertz Landowner Educational Seminar - August 4, 2022

Below is the information from our Hertz seminar on August 4, 2022. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to be personally contacted, please reach out to Kayse Jenkins (kaysej@hertz.ag). 

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Grain Markets

Click here to download the slides from the Grain Marketing Presentation.

Supply Chain Issues Impacting Agriculture

Click here to download the slides from the Supply Chain Impacts on Agriculture Presentation.

Farmland Leases

Click here to download the slides from the Farmland Leases Presentation.

Land Trends & Values

Click here to download the slides from the Land Trends and Values Presentation.

 

Building Wealth Across Generations

For over 75 years, Hertz Farm Management has been a premier farmland asset management company in the Midwest serving as a trusted partner to generations of farmland owners. We specialize in professional farm management, land acquisitions, farm appraisals as well as farm real estate sales, auctions and acquisitions.

With 14 offices throughout the Midwest, Hertz manages over 3,000 farms consisting of more than 653,000 acres with an estimated value of $6 billion. Our real estate team brokered over $1.6 billion in farmland transactions over the last 3 years.

75 years of Professional Farm Management Experience

  • Strong presence across key region of the Midwest allow opportunity to diversify by geography
  • Extensive network of clients and operators provides proprietary access to off-market opportunities
  • Professional managers identify top growers to enhance performance and achieve competitive rents
  • Focus on environmental best practices and sustainable management
  • Multiple operating/leasing strategies provide opportunity to maximize risk-adjusted income potential

 

 

Farmland Investment Opportunity

  • Farmland is a proven investment
  • Strong fundamentals for investment continue for real assets with strong demand and limited availability
  • Growing global demand of agriculture food products
  • While farmland values follow commodity price trends, they have shown resilience in recent years (see illustration below)
  • Farmland prices did not  weaken to the extent corn and soybeans prices did
  • Relatively low investor penetration; high barriers to entry
  • Attractive risk-adjusted return profile
  • Technology advancements provide opportunity to improve yields and operator economics
  • Annual income return combined with long term capital growth
  • Provide exposure to commodity markets without the short-term volatility
  • Cash lease agreements transfers short term weather and crop production risk from the land owner to the operator

 

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“One of the things that’s exciting about celebrating 75 years is looking ahead to the next 75 years and being focused on the foundation that Carl built, of standing out to do what’s right and take care of people.” - Chad Hertz, 3rd generation owner

On March 1, 1946, Carl Hertz opened Hertz Farm Management in Nevada, IA. His goal, to provide the highest level of service, advice, communication and commitment with integrity and care.

Today, 75 years later, that is still our promise and what drives Hertz Farm Management. Over the years we have had the opportunity to work with countless families, helping them make decisions that were right for them and their families. Whether it was how to keep the farm in the family, understand the value of what they have inherited or to sell their farm to settle the family estate, Hertz was there to help build their family legacy.

“The most important value is taking care of people, listening and really being client focused.” - Randy Hertz, 2nd generation owner

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Grain Marketing

Skills

The skills involved in marketing today encompass more than a general outlook of the agricultural economy. Successful producers analyze their ability to carry risk and develop a disciplined strategy to market their commodities.

Marketing Committee

Hertz Farm Management utilizes a marketing committee to formulate a marketing plan tailored towards the individual goals and objectives of the owner. The committee's purpose is to remove emotion from our decision making process as well as customize our objectives to a more personalized approach for each farm. The objectives are reviewed by conference call every two weeks and updated as market conditions change. The committee also makes production estimates as to the size of the domestic and world crops which ultimately effect the price received.

Every Client is Different

We realize every client is different in terms of personality, risk preference, understanding of the futures market, and size of the crop produced. It is important to evaluate risk-carrying ability, the availability of on-the-farm storage, and our anticipation of market direction. We maintain a goal of selling the client's crop in the upper one-third of the market. It is important to note that a crop is usually not all sold at one time, but marketed during different time periods and rallies. A marketing plan is developed for each crop year before planting. Up to one-half of the crop may be forward contracted to take advantage of higher prices offered prior to planting.

Farm Managers

Hertz Farm Management has what we feel are the best trained and most knowledgeable farm managers in the industry. Our managers are comfortable with market alternatives and can customize a marketing plan to fit the goals and objectives of each landowner.

Leases

The purpose of a lease is to define the split of income, expenses, and responsibilities of farm owner and farm operator.

There are several types of leasing arrangements that can be negotiated. The exact terms of the lease will vary depending upon market conditions and individual situations. The return and risk of each type of lease should also be considered.

Another factor to consider is whether you, or your tenant, would like to update the terms of your lease for the upcoming growing season. If so, you will want to send a formal lease termination notice. This does not mean you are terminating the relationship, only that you would like the option to consider updating the terms of your current lease. Each state handles this process a little differently. See below for the termination dates by state.

Lease Termination Deadlines

Iowa – September 1st

Illinois – November 1st

Indiana  – Oral lease: 3 months prior to end of lease
              – Written lease: 3 months prior to end of lease or as specified in the lease

Minnesota – Same as Indiana

Missouri – 60 days prior to end of lease

Nebraska – Oral lease: September 1st
                 – Written lease: September 1st or as specified in the lease

Wisconsin – October 1st

 

50-50 Crop Share Lease

Historically, it was assumed that the land resource, provided by the landowner, was equal to the operator's contribution of labor and machinery. Over the years, this was the most common type of lease. The crop income and crop expenses are divided equally between the land owner and farm operator. With higher crop yields and less tillage, the trend has been away from 50-50 crop share leases.

50-50 Crop and Livestock Lease

In addition to sharing the crop income and expenses noted above, the landowner participates in the livestock production with the farm operator. The specific lease terms depend on the type of livestock and the livestock facilities.

Modified Crop Share Lease

In addition to the land, the landowner provides all of the seed, chemicals, and fertilizer. The operator provides the machinery, fuel, and labor. Each party is responsible for drying and storing his respective share of the crop. The owner receives from 65 to 80 percent of the crop depending on the quality of the land. This arrangement will normally provide a higher return to the landowner as compared to the 50/50 crop-share lease.

Custom Operation

  • The owner receives the entire crop and government payments.
  • The owner pays for all the cropping expenses.
  • A farmer in the local community is paid to till, plant, and harvest the crops.

Most progressive and timely operators have more than an adequate line of equipment to farm their current operation and are interested in custom farming to have a guaranteed cash flow. As they already have their equipment and labor, their only cost is fuel and repairs. The custom operation will generate a higher net income on above-average land, particularly with favorable yields and commodity prices.

Percentage Lease

A percentage lease is similar to a cash rent lease. However, the owner receives a specified percentage of corn or soybeans delivered to an agreed grain terminal or location and a percentage of the government payment. The operator pays all expenses. This gives the owner some inflation protection and the ability to increase his return through effective grain marketing. Once again, it is important to evaluate the credit worthiness of the proposed operator and to evaluate the herbicide, fertilizer, and method of farming to protect your land investment. Improper application rates and farming methods can reduce the production potential of the farm. Generally, the owner's percentage varies from 30% to 40% depending on the quality of the land.

Cash Rent

An operator pays a set amount of cash and the landowner does not participate in the crop production. Many leases function with one-half of the rent paid on March 1 and the balance paid after the harvest is completed, while some leases are paid entirely on March 1. Current interest rates may influence the payment date arrangement. It is important to evaluate the credit worthiness of the proposed operator and to evaluate the herbicides, fertilizer, and method of farming to protect your land investment. Improper application rates and farming methods can reduce the production potential of the farm. It is equally important to execute a UCC-1 financing statement to ensure collection of the rent.

Variable Cash Rent

Works the same as cash rent with an added variable component. This allows the landowner to share in some of the risk, and reward, without actively participating. The landowner can be guaranteed a base rent, plus a potential variable, or flex, payment. The variable component can be based on several factors that the landowner and operator agree on. Examples include: crop yield, commodity prices, gross income (yield and price) and net income (yield and price minus inputs), among others.

Please contact us to discuss leasing alternatives and an estimate of net income for your farm.

 

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Get to know our clients as they tell their story of farmland ownership and what it means to them and their families. Gain a better understanding of conservation and stewardship practices that are being implemented across the Midwest. Learn about the factors impacting the commodity markets and land values. 

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We are a team of Farmland Professionals dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of integrity, service and commitment to excellence.

Looking for a Career Change?

Hertz Farm Management has offices throughout the Midwest, and whether we have an active open position posted or not, we are constantly looking for quality individuals like YOU to add to our field professional team of Farm Managers, Real Estate Agents, and Certified General Appraisers.

If you are an Agricultural Professional interested in helping us serve our valued clients, please submit your information!


Our Summer 2024 In-Person Landowner Educational Seminars Are Open For Registration!

Join us at one of our Landowner Educational Seminar locations to learn how agriculture is evolving and how those changes will impact land values, leases and more. These seminars are designed for landowners who don’t farm their land. If you’re planning for the next generation of owners, we encourage you to bring your children and/or grandchildren!

Attorneys click here for CLE information.

To Register, scroll down and select the location below that you would like to attend.

Topics Include:

Grain Markets
Common Myths About Agriculture
Lease Trends/Leasing Alternatives
Client Services
Land Trends and Values
Hertz Farmland Professionals Panel

Additional Information:

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person or $40 per couple. Walk-in price: $40 per person, $75 per couple.
There is no charge for current clients.
Registration confirmation, an agenda, and a location map will be provided to you.

Agriculture Industry Links

2023 Year In Review

November 2023 

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Land Values Surveys

4R Plus - Nutrient Management and Conservation for Healthier Soils

Today, the business case for healthy soils is stronger than ever. Thanks to a better understanding of soil management, you know that healthier soil helps retain nutrients and moisture – and can generate a corresponding rise in productivity, profitability and resiliency. It also can increase the value of your land for the next generation.

4R Plus involves using precise 4R nutrient management and conservation practices to provide nutrients when the crop needs them and to enhance soil health and improve water quality. The goal is to achieve a more productive crop now and in the future.

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Keeping You Up-To-Date

Our goal has always been to help landowners better understand their investment and to feel comfortable with their land ownership. The links will help you stay current with recent Ag news and commodity prices.

We have also included some helpful Agriculture links as well as some information on Soil Ratings systems.

Also, we'd love to hear from you. If there are additional topics you would like information on, or websites you feel would be helpful to include, please let us know! Send us an email through our Contact Us Form.

Trusted Agriculture Appraisals

Hertz Appraisal Services delivers top-notch agricultural valuations! Our certified farmland appraisers listen to understand, and then tailor our services to your situation. We specialize in well-supported farm appraisals and have designed our reports to be easily understood.

We provide valuation services for:

  • Estate purposes
  • Charitable donations
  • Family gifting
  • Equitable division of farmland
  • Asset management
  • Selling and purchasing
  • Litigation
  • Large real estate holdings

We currently offer appraisal services in IowaIllinois, southern Minnesota, eastern Nebraska, and western Indiana.

Non-appraisal valuation services are available in western Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, southern Minnesota, and eastern Nebraska.

To begin the conversation, simply fill out the form below or call us at 800-593-5263

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Farmland Real Estate

At Hertz Farm Management and Hertz Real Estate Services, we recognize the profound connection individuals have with the land. Whether you value financial potential or the emotional significance of your farm, we have understood and appreciated the true worth of land since 1946.

Our specialized team excels in agriculture real estate. From land for sale through a private brokerage listing, to farmland auctions, acquisitions, and exchanges, our team of real estate professionals have got you covered.

With our extensive knowledge and expertise in the industry, we offer a seamless experience, guiding you through the process of acquiring or selling farmland, ensuring your investment goals are met. Unlock the possibilities with Hertz as we assist you in buying and selling farmland near you.

The Hertz Farm Management and Hertz Real Estate Services team specializes in farmland sales, auctions, acquisitions and exchanges.

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Professional Farm Management

Hertz Farm Management offers specialized farm management services that cater to landowners who are not directly involved in farming. As farm managers, we employ a personal and professional approach to address your goals and objectives as a landowner.

One of the biggest advantages to farm management is that we handle all the details and give you peace of mind. When you work with Hertz, you can rely on detailed records, consistent on-site supervision, and the assurance that we will represent you effectively. Collaborating with top agricultural farm operators, we strive to ensure your success and satisfaction throughout the process. Experience the difference our expertise and dedication can make in optimizing the management of your farm.

How can we help you with your farm?

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Building Wealth Across Generations

Hertz Farm Management, founded by Carl Hertz in 1946, is driven by our core values of providing the highest level of service, advice, communication and commitment with integrity and care.

Today, we continue to help families preserve their agricultural legacies, offering guidance on matters such as succession planning, asset valuation, and estate settlements.

 

Professional Farm Management

Hertz Farm Management offers specialized farm management services that cater to landowners who are not directly involved in farming.

With our personalized and professional approach, we serve as farm asset managers, diligently handling all the details required to fulfill your specific goals and objectives. By relying on our hands-on business expertise, we deliver the tailored management service you need.

 

Farmland Real Estate

The Hertz Farm Management and Hertz Real Estate Services team specializes in farmland sales, auctions, acquisitions and exchanges.

With our extensive knowledge and expertise in the industry, we offer a seamless experience, guiding you through the process of acquiring or selling farmland, ensuring your investment goals are met. Unlock the possibilities with Hertz as we assist you in finding and selling land for sale near you.

 

 

Agricultural Appraisals

Hertz Appraisal Services delivers top-notch agricultural valuations! Our certified farmland appraisers listen to understand, and then tailor our services to your situation. We specialize in well-supported farm appraisals and have designed our reports to be easily understood.

If you need a valuation of agricultural property, we would love the chance to visit with you.

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If you would like to talk to us about your individual farmland situation, we'd he happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. There is no cost or obligation.

Our Goal is to Help You Make the Most of Your Farm Ownership

Please fill out the Contact Us form and one of our Farmland Professionals will get back to you soon. Or, if you prefer, you can contact one of our offices directly. We look forward to hearing from you.


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