Bachelor of Science, Mechanized Agriculture and Agricultural Education, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers: Agricultural Management – Professional Standards for the 90’s (M-12), Hutchison, KS; Financial Statements, Kearney, NE; Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (A-12 Part II); Advanced Farm Management (M20), Iowa State University; Report Writing School, Kansas State University ; Principles of Professional Farm Management (M10), Indianapolis, IN; Principles of Rural Appraising (A10), Albuquerque, NM; Leadership Training, Washington D.C. Corporation for the Northern Rockies: Conservation Easements & Habitat Enhancement, Sheridan, WY. Center of Holistic Resource Management: Introduction to Holistic Resource Management; Generating Wealth; Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute: Commercial Investment Real Estate Analysis (CI 401); Financial Management for the Closely Held Business; Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Real Estate Law (0373); Nebraska Water Law, Lincoln, NE; ESRI Introduction to ArcGIS I, University of Wyoming.
1985 – Present: Professional Farm Manager, Agri Affiliates, Inc., North Platte Nebraska office. General responsibilities include management and consulting services for clients on farms and ranches in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Real estate marketing efforts include private treaty and auction sales of all types and sizes of agricultural properties, located in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Provides company IT, GPS, and GIS services. Member of the Republican River Water Conservation and Education Coalition and the author of the W.A.T.E.R. Model an analytical tool to help producers manage irrigation water resources. Author of the www.agwaterbudget.com web site.
1982 – 1985: Following graduation, involved with management of farming operations for Dodson Ranch and Farm Company, Maywood Nebraska. Responsible for planning and implementation of cropping practices. Cropping programs developed for irrigated and dry cropland, including eco-fallow farming systems. Specific responsibilities included crop production, marketing, enterprise cost analysis, and computerized financial record keeping.
Real Estate Salesman License – Nebraska Real Estate Salesman License – Wyoming
Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Member of the Nebraska Chapter