Farm Manager / Real Estate Sales
Flandreau, South Dakota
22219 480th Avenue
Flandreau, South Dakota 57028
Real Estate Sales Person:
Minnesota, South Dakota.
Farm Management and Real Estate Sales in Kingsbury, Codington, Clark, Spink, Beadle, Sanborn, Jerauld, Hand, Hyde, Faulk, Edmunds, Potter and Walworth counties in South Dakota. Also Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Murray, Pipestone, and Lyon counties in Minnesota.
South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota- Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Production with a Minor in Soil Science
Flandreau Public School, Flandreau, South Dakota-diploma
Farmers National Company, Flandreau, South Dakota, Farm Manager and Real Estate Sales
Brookings Equipment, Brookings, South Dakota, 2013-2015
Sales Representative selling the Case IH brand along with various other short lines of ag equipment. Responsible for writing up proposals, making the sale, taking care of any paperwork and following up with customers.
Farmers Alliance-Cenex Harvest States, Alexandria/Bridgewater, South Dakota, 2012-2013
As Location Manager, responsibilities included taking care of the day-to-day operations at each location which included accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, overseeing employees and training new agronomists at both locations.
Farmers Alliance-Cenex Harvest States, Alexandria/Ethan, South Dakota, 1997-2012
Sales Agronomist responsible for sales to customers in trade territory and to help with their crop production decisions. The goal was to increase customer base, customer profit per acre, and company’s bottom line. Responsibilities included customer service, sales, billing, crop planning, scouting, and product inventory.
Responsibilities at FNC:
Work with absentee landowners to:
-understand their ownership goals
-negotiate leases and collect rents
-take care of crop input expenses along with government programs and compliances
-do farm checks and write up reports for clients
-market their grain
-give them a piece of mind that their property is well cared for
List, market, and sell agricultural real estate in South Dakota and Minnesota
Chamber Member Brookings, South Dakota
Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) 2019
Active member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)
Belong to the ASFMRA South Dakota and Minnesota chapters
ASFMRA Board of Director of the South Dakota Chapter
ASFMRA Student Involvement Chair at South Dakota State University
ASFMRA Board Liaison for the School of NESS at South Dakota State University
ASFMRA Membership Committee
ASFMRA AFM Mentor
Real Estate Gold Eagle Award 2021
Real Estate Silver Eagle Award 2020
Real Estate Gold Eagle Award 2019
"Rick was always very professional and very good at educating us in the process of selling our mother's land. He outlined every option we had when it came to selling the land along with the pros and cons of each. During the process, he kept us updated with the progress and any new developments that happened. Rick is very professional and easy to work with…we would definitely use him again to sell land." E. Anderson
"We can't thank you enough for your help, in selling our farms. On January 30th I closed on another piece of real estate. The negotiations on that piece started in June of 2018 and went until Jan. 19. As seller, we and the buyer agreed on the terms early in June, but it took 7 months for the attorneys and the City to work out the details. You did what you said. and said what you were going to do. Very professional, and we thank you again. Farmers National, has been great to work with and they should be very glad they have a man like you working for them."
-- D Rosebraugh
"Regarding a recent real estate sale: "On a scale of 1 to 10, definitely a 10! Patient and Understanding!" -- G & K Roggenbuck
"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your professional management of our farm. This includes: the advertisement and selection of someone to farm our land,
the customer relationship of “management” of the farmland for years, the advertisement and sale of our farmland. You have demonstrated the importance of knowing both the farming and the farmer. Your knowledge and experience have been excellent in every area. It has been a pleasure working with you and I wish you continued success in your endeavors. Sincerely,
Robert and Olyda Vernlund
At a recent land auction, we had a successful sale with the land being sold exceptionally well; the attorney handling the estate commented that he was very pleased with the sale and the process.
A client from England decided to sell her land and after a successful sale, she stated that she was very pleased on the auction and the whole process with her not living in the US.
A client called and wanted us to sell a farm with the proceeds being donated to a church. After a great sale, the client and the church were very happy with the results.
Year started with FNC: 2015