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Bruce Ahrens AFM.
Real Estate Sales

Iowa City, Iowa



Iowa City,  Iowa 
Direct Line: (319) 330-1059
Email: BAhrens@FarmersNational.com
Real Estate Broker: Iowa.

Designation(s):
Accredited Farm Manager AFM


Territory Served:
List, market, and sell real estate in Iowa

Educational Background:
College of Agriculture-Biology, Iowa State University, 1976
CAL Community High School, 1972

Professional Experience:
Currently Real Estate Sales Associate with Farmers National Company

Previously Assistant Vice President-Marketing for Farmers National Company, 2006 until September 2020 (Retired)
Professional Farm Manager with Farmers National Company, 1986-2006
Territory Sales Manager for Cargill Seed Division, 1981-1986
Agronomy fieldman for Farmland Industries, 1979-1981

Responsibilities at FNC:
List, market, and sell agricultural real estate

Previously, in my role as Assistant Vice President - Marketing, I worked with landowners to determine options and goals for their agricultural investments, and helped owners understand fair market values, government programs, and conservation compliance.
- Marketing resource coordinator for FNC's farm managers in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Missouri
- Professional farm management for owners of agriculture real estate in southeast Iowa. Working with goals of the owners to meet their needs and to provide the highest level of professional service possible.

Professional Accomplishments:
- American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) National Farm Manager of the Year, 2003
- Winner of several county no-till yield contests
- Johnson and Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation Districts Farm Manager of the Year
- Several managed farms have won no-till yield contests
- Farm Management Conservation Award-Central Region, 1999
- FNC Wes Furrer Conservation Award, 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004
- FNC Million Dollar Sales Awards, 1996-1997, 1999-2002, 2004-2005
- Accredited Farm Manager designation through the ASFMRA, 1991

Client Comment(s):
"My mother and I would like to express our appreciation for the professional services you provided when selling her farm. When she asked me to sell the farm for her, I knew I needed some help since I had no experience in farm accounting or law. After several attempts to understand the situation by discussions with local relatives, I eventually discovered that Farmers National was my most trusted source of information. I appreciated the tutorials you and Bruce so willingly shared to allow me to make the correct decisions when choosing to rent the farm or sell it outright. Your diplomacy and professionalism were needed throughout the process and I very much appreciated the extra effort you put out to bring the auction to a successful conclusion." James S., Certified Public Accountant

Year started with FNC: 1986
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