Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, specializing in Farm Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1985.
American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers: Report Writing School, Lincoln, NE 1987; Basic Farm Management (M10), Champaign, IL 1987; Fundamentals of Appraisal (A10), San Diego, CA 1988; Principles of Rural Appraisal (A20), Columbia, SC 1989; Advanced Rural Appraisal (A30), Phoenix, AZ 1991; Eminent Domain (A25), Denver, CO 1998; Appraisal Report Writing School (A15), Denver, CO 1998; Highest and Best Use (A-29), Jackpot, NV 1999.
1986 – Present: Agri Affiliates, Inc. Branch Office Manager, Kearney Regional Office – Responsibilities include appraisal, sales, and management of agricultural properties in Nebraska and Kansas. Real estate marketing efforts include private treaty and auction sales of all types and sizes of agricultural properties, located in Nebraska, northern Kansas, and central South Dakota.
1985 – 1986: Horizon Seed Company, Lincoln, Nebraska. District Sales Manager for 80 dealers in central Nebraska. Worked closely with area producers and dealers concerning crop selection, agronomics, crop rotations, etc. Responsible for marketing and distribution of products to local dealers and area producers.
1984 Summer: High Plains Agronomics, Lexington, Nebraska. Scout/consultant for field crop evaluation, irrigation scheduling, plus herbicide pesticide, and fertilizer recommendations. Worked with area producers on weekly basis concerning insect/pest problems and remedies.
1982 Summer: Agricultural Technology Company, McCook, Nebraska. Field scout and consultant working with area producers concerning insect and weed problems in field crops including corn and soybeans. Determined economic levels of treatment and chemical control programs.
Real Estate Brokers License – Nebraska; Certified General Appraiser – Nebraska
Real Estate Brokers License – Kansas; Certified General Appraiser – Iowa
Accredited Rural Appraiser, Member of the Nebraska Chapter, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.