Bachelor of Science – 1976, Agronomy; Industries Management Concentration. Master of Science – 1981, Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University.
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers; Advanced Farm Management; Principles of Professional Farm Management; Report Writing School; Principles of Rural Appraisal; Environmental Law and Site Assessment; Professional Management – Professional Standards & Ethics. Colorado Water Law, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Finance, Holistic Resource Management & Managing Your Business for Profit.
1985 – Present: Professional Farm Manager, Agri Affiliates, Inc., North Platte Nebraska office. Primary responsibilities include providing farm and ranch management services to clients who own properties in the High Plains area. Experienced in a wide range of crop and livestock production practices and production systems.
1981 – 1984: Farm Manager with Doane Western Company based in North Platte Nebraska. General responsibilities included management of irrigated and dryland farms in Nebraska and Kansas.
1978 – 1981: Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado. Dr. Melvin Skold and Dr. Giles Rafsnider. Work included Egyptian Water Use Project, and US Range and Forage Utilization Project.
1976 – 1978: Consulting Agronomist, Agricultural Technology Company, McCook Nebraska. Responsibilities included operation of a consulting district field office. Made recommendations and followed up on various crop production, farm management, irrigation development, and soil and water conservation programs and systems.
Real Estate Brokers License – Nebraska
Professional Member: Nebraska Chapter, and the America Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) Designated Certificate #566 by ASFMRA in 1990, Lincoln County Extension Service Board of Directors & Past President of Board, Twin Platte Natural Resources District Board of Directors.