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Paul Sickler AFM.
Real Estate Sales / Senior Farm Manager

Brandon, South Dakota



Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 917
Brandon,  South Dakota  57005

Business: (605) 582-2085
Mobile: (605) 366-4704
Fax: (605) 582-2085
Email: PSickler@FarmersNational.com
Real Estate Broker: Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota.

Crop Insurance License: Iowa, South Dakota.

Designation(s):
Accredited Farm Manager AFM


Territory Served:
Northwest Iowa Counties: Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, western O'Brien, western Osceola;
Southeast South Dakota Counties: Lincoln, eastern Minnehaha
Southwest Minnesota County: southwestern Rock

Educational Background:
1988 B.S. in Agricultural Education, Minor in Agricultural Economics
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

Professional Experience:
Professional Farm Manager and Real Estate Broker since 1989.
Previously a Crop Consultant with CENTROL, Inc.

Responsibilities at FNC:
Management of farm properties in the Tri-State area for clients to increase their income, enhance their ownership enjoyment and provide peace of mind.
Market farm real estate in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota.
Federal Crop and Hail Insurance decisions on managed farms.


Professional Accomplishments:
Farmers National Company Farm Manager of the Year Award - 2016
Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) Designation - 1995
FNC Million Dollar Real Estate Award: Multiple Years
FNC President's Gold Eagle Award: Multiple Years
FNC Marketing Growth Award: Multiple Years
FNC Strategic Planning Committee
National Management Education Committee of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)
Board of Director for the South Dakota State Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), currently President Elect.

Client Comment(s):
"You were very friendly, patient, and helpful all throughout this process. I have been very pleased with the entire process and thank you and Farmers National for making this sale run smoothly and effectively. Thanks for a great transition." -- Wayne Washer

"Thank you so much for the very detailed and extremely informative report on the farm. That took alot of your time and I really appreciate seeing all of that information. I am not planning on visiting the area this year, since we sold the second store we owned, and we are doing some traveling this year. I feel that you are the experts on the future of Sioux Falls and development there, and that you will recommend selling parts of the farm whenever it is best for the city and for us. I have high confidence in what you are doing for us and I sincerely appreciate it".
Kathy Dressel

"Thanks for a job well done. Our family is very impressed with your team and the professional work you accomplish. Your auction today for the family pleased us in every way and we will not forget you and Farmers National Company as a leader in the agriculture field." -- George and Mary Parkinson

Success Story:
Last year, a local client entered into an agreement to have FNC manage her farm. She had been renting the farm for cash rent for the last several years and thought she was a little under the market. We were able to obtain a new operator for the farm that was willing to pay the current market rate cash rent for the area. This resulted in a 37% increase in her annual income. The new operator also took out the line fences and cleaned up the farm, all at no cost to the landowner.

On a farm auction we had in December, the farm sold exceptionally well. The attorney handling the settlement commented that the sale price hit a new all time high sales price for that county. The seller was extremely pleased with the sale results and the buyers were happy with the high quality farm they had purchased - a win/win situation.

Year started with FNC: 1989
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