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Growthland Welcomes Joyce Ware

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.  […]

Mid States Farm Management Purchased By Growthland

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 […]

Congratulations to Morgan Smith for joining Growthland!

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 […]

Growthland welcomes Michael Janssen to our team!

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 […]

Rebranding – Why we are changing to Growthland

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 […]

We Have A New Name!

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 […]

Agri-Management Services looking to hire a Certified General Appraiser

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 […]

Iowa Farmland Values Continue Strong

Midwest farmland values increased 6 percent in 2020 – the largest gain since 2012 according to the Chicago Federal Reserve.  The value of farmland classified as “good” increased by 4 percent in the 4th quarter alone.  Iowa farmland reflected these gains and expectations are that this trend will continue.  We can identify specific causes and […]

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