LAND VALUES Similar to 2021, land values has continued to be the highlight of 2022. The graph below is from our internal comparable sales database that consists of 445 auctions or listings of farms with 70 % or higher tillable land across 73 counties in the state of Iowa. The rating we calculate is $/Tillable CSR2 Point (CSR2 is a measurement of the productivity of the soil with 0 being the Continue Reading about Agriculture Real Estate and Farm Management Update
Kara started with Growthland in July 2022 focusing on comparable sales. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with her Associate’s Degree in Agriculture Business. Kara grew up in on her family farm located in Jackson County. Continue Reading about Kara Boeckenstedt joins the Growthland Team!
Jake joined the Growthland team in May of 2022. He grew up on corn, soybean and hog farm in northwest Iowa near Spencer and graduated from Iowa State University in 2006 with a B.S. in Agronomy. His career focus has been in crop production working in retail agronomy, a large-scale farming operation and recently, a retail farm equipment dealership. He has a passion for aggregated Continue Reading about Congratulations to Jake Thomsen for joining our team!
We have parties seeking existing finishers to purchase Finisher must have an existing contract grower arrangement Seller can retain manure rights if desired Site can be sold PRIVATELY if desired Call our office at 319-377-1143 and ask for Dean Schott or Dale Kenne Continue Reading about Attention Southeast Iowa
Richard K. Isaacson, AFM, ARA with Growthland in Marion, IA, was recently recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) for 45 years of Membership within the Organization. Isaacson is an agricultural professional who provides services for clients which may include farm and ranch management, rural appraisal, and/or agricultural consulting. Isaacson has been Continue Reading about Richard Isaacson Recognized for 45 Years of Membership!
We have an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about agriculture and our farmers! We are currently looking to bring on a Farm Manager to take over our Ottumwa location. The primary responsibility of the Farm Manager Supervisor is to provide local farm management for our Ottumwa office, including a variety of responsibilities and hands-on duties around various farms. They will Continue Reading about We are looking to hire a Farm Manager Supervisor!
Joyce has worked for Mid States Farm Management in Ottumwa since December of 2017. Growthland recently acquired Mid States Farm Management in December 2021. Joyce is responsible for the daily operations in our Ottumwa office and her duties include: communication with clients, individual farm accounting, farm reports, file-database-record keeping management and assisting with appraisal reports. Continue Reading about Growthland Welcomes Joyce Ware
Mid States Farm Management Co, of Ottumwa, has been purchased by Growthland, of Marion. Growthland is a leading provider of agricultural and commercial real estate appraisals, real estate and business sales and acquisitions, farm management and swine farm management. In 2019, Growthland merged with Aspen Grove Investments and purchased Growthland Realty and Appraisal to form Continue Reading about Mid States Farm Management Purchased By Growthland
Land Values Rapidly Increase - Land values have rapidly increased in 2021. We calculated a 30 % increase in value in 2021 from our internal sales database across all qualities of land. This is consistent with other surveys and reports. This is incredible given that land tends to change value in a “stair-step” approach rather than “linear” like we have seen in 2021. At the start of 2021, there was Continue Reading about Escalation of Land Values is the Primary Headline for 2021
Morgan started with Growthland in December 2021 and she will be our new Comparable Sales Specialist. Morgan graduated from Kirkwood Community College and received her AAS Degree in Agricultural Business in 2015. Morgan grew up on a small farm in Homestead. Morgan, her husband, Trey, their son, August, and dog, Skeeter now reside in Cedar Rapids. When Morgan’s not working she enjoys hanging out Continue Reading about Congratulations to Morgan Smith for joining Growthland!
Michael started with Growthland in November 2021 and is apart of our Farm Management team. Michael comes to Growthland after a 11 year stint in the agronomy and sales industry. Michael grew up on a corn, soybean, and swine farm near Ackley, Iowa, where he remains actively engaged. Michael graduated college from Northwestern in Orange City with a degree in Agricultural Business. Michael’s Continue Reading about Growthland welcomes Michael Janssen to our team!
Branding is critical to a business. It is your identity, sets you apart from the competition and presents a memorable impression. Successful branding stems from a strong coherence between what the company’s top management seeks to accomplish, what the company’s employees know and believe, and how external stakeholders perceive the company. This recognition increases company value, provides Continue Reading about Rebranding – Why we are changing to Growthland
Agri-Management Services and Affiliates was formed in 2019 due to a merger and acquisition between three companies: Agri-Management Services, Aspen Grove Investments, and Growthland Realty and Appraisal. Due to the variety of services provided by the three companies, each name was used in the appropriate capacity for the service provided. However, after operating under these umbrellas for nearly Continue Reading about We Have A New Name!
Agri-Management Services has parties seeking existing finishers to purchase in 2021 & 2022 in Southeast Iowa Finishers must have an existing contract grower arrangement Seller can retain manure rights if desired Call our office at 319-377-1143 and ask for Ben Isaacson or Dale Kenne! Continue Reading about We have parties seeking finishers to purchase in Southeast Iowa
Agri-Management Services & Affiliates is an Iowa based appraisal business with rapid growth opportunities. We are looking for a team-oriented, motivated Certified General Appraiser who will join our rapidly growing appraisal department. This successful candidate will work in the Midwest and will be responsible for leading the continuing development of our appraisal team. This team Continue Reading about Agri-Management Services looking to hire a Certified General Appraiser