FARM Client Relations Manager
P.O. Box 540659
Omaha, Nebraska 68154
Mobile: (402) 290-9521
Fax: (402) 496-4207
Real Estate Broker:
Douglas, Saunders, Washington
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) - 2002
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Science Degree, Agronomy with Crop Production Option - 1985
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Certificate in Agriculture - 1982
Blair High School, Blair, Nebraska - 1980
Currently Farm Manager at Farmers National Company.
Midstates Farm Management, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Accredited Farm Manager - 2000-2006
Firstar Farm Management, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Farm Management Officer - 1992-2000
Agri-Growth Research Inc., Leshara, Nebraska, Research Manager -1989-1992
Firth Co-op, Firth, Nebraska, Agronomist, 1988-1989
Responsibilities at FNC:
Represent absentee landowners in maintaining and improving their valuable asset. Assist clients in identifying and reaching goals through real estate purchases and sales, insurance needs analysis, lease analysis, farm program review, and other areas as needed.
- Completed over 130 hours of course work, exams, and farm plan development, plus met other academic and work experience criteria to earn the Accredited Farm Manager designation (AFM) through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
- Real Estate Broker in Nebraska and Iowa
"Doug's personal service went above and beyond his normal duties this past year giving me the extra service I needed when I needed it."
" Your assistance in the litigation was professional, authoritative, timely, and valuable. Thanks for your efforts." -- Richard Schenck, Attorney at Law
I had a client who purchased a rough crop farm with some pasture that showed signs of neglect. By using four different types of CRP programs and selecting the right custom farmer, we were able to regenerate the pasture, provide excellent wildlife habitat, and manage the farm to show a 10%-12% cash return to the owner based on his purchase price.
On another farm, I had a new client that had just acquired a large farm that was mostly in permanent pasture due to soil and topography limitations. The pasture had an intensive grazing system in place that was not being utilized to its potential. Weed control and fertility appeared to be marginal not only in the pasture, but also in the cropland that had a poor production record. By making some significant management changes, such as choosing a new operator, with a cow-calf operation background, who understood how to manage grazing, implementing a new soil testing/fertility and weed control programs, converting some land use from cropland to pasture, allowing us to graze pasture other areas of the farm that were previously idle wasteland, we were, in three years, able to double the annual net income generated by the farm, while enhancing its value.
Year started with FNC: 2006