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Darwin Thue AFM.
Farm Manager / Real Estate Sales

Willmar, Minnesota



Mailing Address:
PO Box 465
Willmar,  Minnesota  56201

Business: (763) 360-9432
Email: DThue@FarmersNational.com
Property and Casualty License: Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.

Real Estate Sales Person: Minnesota, South Dakota.

Designation(s):
Accredited Farm Manager AFM

Other Designation(s):
REALTOR. West-Central Association of Realtors in Minnesota

Territory Served:
West-Central Minnesota and East-Central South Dakota

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with Minors in Economics and Physical Education, Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakota

Professional Experience:
Currently farm manager at Farmers National Company

Cargill Inc, Madison, Minnesota, March 2012 TO June 2014
FARM MARKETER/GRAIN BUYER
Develop long-term relationships with key customers and work face to face with grain producers on the farm. Identify the customer needs and provide a personalized solution from Cargillís full range of products, grain marketing services and resources. Assist producers in forming marketing plans and introduce and implement Cargillís products and risk management tools while originating grain for Cargillís assets.


Cargill Inc, Willmar, Minnesota, August 2010 March 2012
CROP INSURANCE AGENT
Developed a new territory for Cargill Crop Insurance Agency in western Minnesota and eastern North and South Dakota. Cultivated relationships with current Cargill customers to educate and integrate the use of crop insurance to enhance and support their farming operations grain marketing plan. Provided on farm service in conjunction with companies farm marker/ grain originators to introduce a board room approach to their farms risk management strategy to profitably market their grain.


Farmers Insurance Group, Fremont, Nebraska, December 2000 to August 2010
AGENCY OWNER
Responsible and accountable for all aspects of owning and operating a small business. Key responsibilities included personnel management, sales and marketing leader, customer service advocate, agency owner, contract management, community sponsor and agency administrator. Agency goals were to develop long term relationships by serving and solving the individual insurance needs of families and companies in our local community in order to financially protect their assets and lives from loss.

Farmers Insurance Group Lincoln, Nebraska, January 1997 TO December 2000
DISTRICT MANAGER
Responsible and accountable for directing and administering all phases of the District operation including recruiting, training and maintaining an adequate number of full time agents needed to achieve the established productivity, policy-in-force and profitability goals and objectives as defined by the company.

Responsibilities at FNC:
I work with absentee landowners to increase their income and enhance their ownership enjoyment, while providing greater peace of mind that their farm is being well cared for.

List, market, and sell agricultural properties.

Professional Accomplishments:
FNC Business Development Growth Award Winner - 2014
FNC Silver Eagle Award for Real Estate Sales - 2016
FNC Golden Eagle Award for Real Estate Sales - 2017
FNC Silver Eagle Award for Real Estate Sales - 2018

ASFMRA Leadership Institute in Washington, DC - 2017
Earned the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers(ASFMRA)†- 2018

Client Comment(s):
"Thank you again for making the sale a success! I appreciate that you were always available for our questions and concerns.
Please thank your associates as well. I found them to be professional as well as personable! I will sleep well tonight." -- Lisa M

"The farm that I was the buyer of closed this morning. Darwin Thue did a nice job throughout the process, especially since he was limited to how much he could correspond with the FSA loan officer. He spent a considerable amount of time trying to navigate this deal to closing. I had 1031 deadlines that were starting to come into play, but everything worked out fine. I
wanted to pass this along as I know he had a lot more time invested in this thing than what he is going to get paid for." -- R Roetman

Regarding a recent farm sale: "Thank you very much Darwin, this turned out even better than we anticipated! Very Much Appreciated!" -- Paige S. Gumm, Real Estate Property Manager-Trust Real Estate, UMB Bank

"Thank you both [Darwin Thue and Doug Bergemann] for doing a great job [Farm sale]. I am extremely satisfied with the results. My best." -- Doug H.

"Both Darwin and Eric [Skolness] were very good. We got more for the land than two local realtors said we could expect. A lot more!" -- K. Twait

Regarding a recent real estate sale: "On a scale of 1 to 10, definitely a 10! Patient and Understanding!" -- G & K Roggenbuck

"Darwin Thue is an exceptional guy and a credit to your company. He did a top-notch job of marketing and completing our sale."
-- Charles Parsons

"[He] told me he wasn't sure after talking to all of us, but when he read the lease you sent him, he became confident
management can be done. Thanks for all your help. To take away the burden is a huge relief to me and my family! Thank you!"

"Thank you, Darwin Thue, Farm Manager, explained what we needed! and Thank you to Sharon Jacobson [appraiser] - nice job!"

Year started with FNC: 2014
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