Farm Manager / Real Estate Sales
Sioux Rapids, Iowa
PO Box 158
Sioux Rapids, Iowa 50585
Real Estate Sales Person:
Northwest Iowa Counties including Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Osceola, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas
Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Communications, 2013, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
CH Vaccination - Owner (2004 - 2008)
Currently farm manager for Farmers National Company
Harvest International, Storm Lake, Iowa, Regional Sales Manager 2013-2016
Sales and support contact for over 70 agricultural retailers over a six-state territory. Responsibilities included internal and external product education, problem resolution, new dealer acquisition, and sales.
Nicholson and Edwards Grain Company, Primghar, Iowa - 2012-2013
Focused on the application of inputs for farming operations. Worked hands-on with growers to make better seed, chemical, and fertilizer decisions to help maximize profits.
John Deere - Hultgren Implement, Storm Lake, Iowa
Precision Agriculture, Intern - 2010
Ag Partners - Ag Leader, Albert City, Iowa
Precision Agriculture Intern - 2009
Clapp Farms, Linn Grove, Iowa, Farm Hand, 2009-Present
Actively involved in a 600-acre fanning operation in northwest Iowa. Learned firsthand various aspects of agriculture including proper seed selection, impacts of soil types, fertilizer application rates, and crop care plans. I remain up to date on the latest production trends, market opportunities, etc.
Responsibilities at FNC:
Work closely with landowner clients to meet their goals and objectives on their farm investment.
Perform periodic farm inspections, prepare timely farm reports, and ensure accurate farm accounting for clients.
Provide farm expense budgeting, prepare current market analysis, and negotiate lease terms in order to maximize farm profitability for clients.
List, market, and sell agricultural real estate in Iowa.
ISU Extension Ag Learning Center Volunteer
4-H Swine Show Volunteer
FFA Agricultural Sales Judge Volunteer
"This past Tuesday my wife, Kim, and I auctioned off one of our three properties near Ocheyedan, Iowa. This was the first auction of any kind that Kim and I had ever attended. I just want you to know that all the guys from Farmers National who were involved did a superb job of organizing, coordinating and executing the sale of our property. Although Colin Hogrefe has been our farm manager now for some 14 months, this was our first opportunity to meet with him in person and we could not have been more favorably impressed. Sam, Eric and Thomas also played a big role in successfully executing this sale and we have nothing but good things to report about them as well. My family has been with Farmers National for 66 years and I must say that has been time well spent." -- R and K Fletcher
"The sale of one of my farms was completed today. Colin Hogrefe is my farm manager and Farmers National representative for this sale. He was very professional at all times. He was very patient as we worked through the process and very thorough in making sure everything was in order. He provided timely information and worked to make it happen at a price per acre I was satisfied with.
I was able to meet Colin earlier in June when I was in Iowa. He is a credit to your company and represents Farmers National in a very positive manner."
Year started with FNC: 2016