Farm Manager / Real Estate Sales
PO Box 514
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
Real Estate Broker:
Real Estate Sales Person: Iowa.
Crop Insurance License: Iowa, Minnesota.
Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa
B.S. in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Graduated with Highest Honors December 1991
2001-Present Farm Manager, Farmers National Company, Owatonna, MN
1999-2000 Route Sales Manager, Schwan's Home Service, Truman, MN
1998-1999 Manager Trainee, Cenex Land O' Lakes, Madelia, MN
1992-1998 Crop Production Specialist, Cenex Land O' Lakes, MN
Responsibilities at FNC:
Represent absentee landowners in maintaining and improving their valuable asset. Assist clients in identifying and reaching goals through real estate purchases and sales, insurance needs analysis, lease analysis, farm program review, and other areas as needed.
-Accredited Farm Manager(AFM)since August 2005
-ARCPACS Certified Professional Agronomist, Certified Crop Advisor
-ASFMRA(American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers)member and MN Chapter President 2009, National Management Education and Accreditation Committee member 2012-2019
-ASFMRA National Farm Manager of the Year nominee multiple years
-FNC Real Estate Million Dollar Sales Club multiple years,
-FNC Gold Eagle Real Estate Award for over 3 million in real estate multiple years
-2008 President's Circle Award for over 5 million in real estate
-2007 and 2012 FNC Growth Program 1st Place new business development, set new FNC record in 2012.
-2003 FNC Olympics 1st place (Business Development Activities)
-Rotary and Lions member(Lions President 2006-07, Secretary 2007-10)Rotary Paul Harris award for cumulative giving to Foundation
-MN Corn and Soybean growers member
-Ducks Unlimited Sponsor member
-Minnesota Pheasants Forever Sponsor member
-NWTF Sponsor 2003-Present, Mower County Chapter Treasurer
-Boy Scout Leader 2005-2015, Order of the Arrow member
Regarding a farm sale: "Thank you both [Darwin Thue and Doug Bergemann] for doing a great job. I am extremely satisfied with the results. My best." -- Doug H.
"Thank you for an A+ job of negotiating improved lease terms"
"The Custom Farming Lease has exceeded our expectations"
I suggested a multi-parcel auction method to a client when the decision was made to sell the farm. The farm sold at auction for $2,000 per acre more than what my client would have sold the farm for on a private treaty listing.
Year started with FNC: 2001