Farm Manager / Real Estate Sales
8235 W 85th St
Kearney, Nebraska 68845
Real Estate Sales Person:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska, Kearney - 1990-1994
Thirty-three hours graduate credit, University of Georgia - 1994-1995
Chief Industries-Agri Division, Kearney, Nebraska, 2011-2019
Shipping/ Receiving/ Packaging Manager: Served as liaison between the corporation, dealers, and end customers. Directly supervised 28 employees. Actively ensured compliance in all aspects of receiving/packaging and shipping.
Quality Manager: Direct liaison for all issues regarding quality between corporation, dealers, and customers, maintained and incorporated quality management policies for a steel processing facility with 250 employees ; maintained all corporate/site documents as well as implementing new processes and training to streamline operations; liaison between all aspects of production to ensure quality of product.
Global Seed Group/DeKalb Seed Corporation, Kearney, Nebraska, 1986-2011
DeKalb Seed Corporation
ISO Technician: maintained all corporate/site documents as well as all ISO training, auditing, and document control databases; liaison between corporate offices and production and research facilities across North America and Puerto Rico; trainer of other ISO; active leader of and participant in ISO Tech sub-teams to improve processes, procedures, and systems.
Area Seed Technician: Managed seed corn production area of over 2500 acres including pre-planting, planting, rouging, and de-tasseling; liaison between Monsanto Seed Corporation and contracted independent growers; managed hired part-time employees pertaining to all field activities; maintain a Class A CDL license.
Shipping Coordinator: Management of distribution of product, including setting up delivery schedule, planning routes, and managing contracted independent carriers.
Responsibilities at FNC:
Work with absentee landowners to increase their income and enhance their ownership enjoyment, while providing greater peace of mind on their farm ownership.
Using the Farmers National Company system, we discover each farm's potential while guiding the owner to their ownership goals. Combining my experiences and our company's expertise with the farm operator's abilities, we work to increase the farm's productivity and income while implementing good land stewardship to enhance the farm's value.
Buffalo County 4-H Council Vice President, President, Past President 2013-2015
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Finance Chair 2009-2018
Special Olympics Nebraska Equestrian Competition Volunteer 2002-present
UNL Extension Life on the Farm Presenter 2010- present
4-H youth leader 2012- present
We want to thank you for all your hard work and effort you put into our farm management Ė finding a tenant and working out an agreeable and detailed contract with the tenant and us.
With this being our first time working with a management company, we didnít know what to expect. We had many questions at the beginning of our association with Farmers National and you had answers to all of them. You always kept us informed as to what was going on.
Thank you also for suggesting a hunting lease on the farm and passing our name on to Charlie Leese. We were surprised at the amount that was bid for this year.
We look forward to working with you and Farmers National for many years. We are very pleased with how everything is turning out.
Dave and Cheri Esslinger
Year started with FNC: 2019