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2016 Professional Farm Manager of the Year

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Congratulations to the 2016 Professional Farm Manager of the Year

Dick-Pringnitz
Dick Prignitz, Nevada, Iowa

Dick’s interest in the farm management industry began in high school when he discovered that farm management matched with his passions – decision-making, analytical work and a love of the land. To pursue his passion, he graduated from Iowa State University where he received a degree in Farm Operation in 1985. Since then, Dick has worked as a farm manager with Hertz Farm Management.

Today, Dick manages more than 14,000 acres between 71 properties with 63 different clients.

Watch the video below to learn more about Dick and his dedication to the industry and his clients.

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What is The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)?

Members of ASFMRA are land experts, members of the community and trusted advisors. These accredited ag professionals work to provide management and consultative services on agricultural assets, and are able to be authorities in the field by taking advantage of the valuable networking and educational resources the ASFMRA provides.

What is this award?

Since 1986, ASFMRA, AgProfessional magazine and Syngenta have teamed up to present the Professional Farm Manager of the Year Award. This award recognizes farm managers whose dedication and commitment to agriculture have benefited their clients, the American consumer and our most precious commodity - the land.

View past winners

Explore the map below to view the past winners of ASFMRA’s Professional Farm Manager of the Year. To see some of the previous winners videos, please visit the Syngenta YouTube page.

View past winners

The past winners of ASFMRA’s Professional Farm Manager of the Year are listed below. To see some of the previous winners videos, please visit the Syngenta YouTube page.

  • 2016 - Dick Prignitz
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Nevada, IA
  • 2015 - Corey Prins
    Northwestern Farm Management
    Marshall, MN
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  • 2014 - Robert Regenwether
    Farmers National Co.
    Hudson, IA
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  • 2013 - Ken Schmitt
    Farmers National Co.
    Jefferson, IA
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  • 2012 - Brent Bidner
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Monticello, IL
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  • 2011 - Ed Kiefer
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Geneso, IL
  • 2010 - Mike Krause
    Hertz Farm Management, Inc.
    Omaha, NE
  • 2009 - Jeff Troendle
    Hertz Farm Management, Inc.
    Waterloo, IA
  • 2008 - Steve Myers
    Busey Ag Services
    LeRoy, IL
  • 2007 - Richard Grever
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Dekalb, IL
  • 2006 - George Baird, IV
    Land Management Group, LLC
    Collierville, TN
  • 2005 - Gary Thien, David Thien, Adam Thien
    Thien Farm Management
    Council Bluffs, IA
  • 2004 - Pat Hengen
    Farmers National Co.
    Council Bluffs, IA
  • 2003 - Bruce Aherns
    Farmers National Co.
    Iowa City, IA
  • 2002 - Jim and Mary Rickert
    Western Agricultural Services
    Fall River Mills, CA
  • 2001 - Brian Tompson, Chad Hoke, Dave Klein, Dan Patten
    Soy Capital Ag Services
    Bloomington, IL
  • 2000 - Tim Fevold
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Nevada, IA
  • 1999 - David Englund
    Farmers National Co.
    Hastings, NE
  • 1998 - Darrell Limkeman
    Mid States Farm Mgt.
    Ottumwa, IA
  • 1997 - Stephen Brunson, II
    Land Management Group, LLC
    Collierville, TN
  • 1996 - David Moore, Nat DiBuduo, Clinton Chase, Brian Hauss, Greg Archer
    Capital Ag Property Services, Inc.
    Fresno, CA
  • 1995 - Calvin Dickson
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Mason City, IA
  • 1994 - Rex Wilcox and Terry Argotsinger
    Stalcup Ag Service
    Storm Lake, IA
  • 1993 - Kirk Weih
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Mt. Vernon, IA
  • 1992 - Royce Bryant
    Capital Ag Property Services, Inc.
    Memphis, TN
  • 1991 - Jim Rebhuhn
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Mt. Vernon, IA
  • 1990 - Pennington
    American Ag Service
    North Little Rock, AR
  • 1990 - J. Collins Hewes, Jr.
    Capital Ag Property Services, Inc.
    Greenville, MS
  • 1989 - Russell Hiatt
    Old National Trust Company
    Danville, IL
  • 1989 - William Holstine
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Nevada, IA
  • 1988 - Thomas Wiggens
    Busey Ag Resources
    LeRoy, IL
  • 1988 - Jim Frevert
    Hertz Farm Mgt.
    Nevada, IA
  • 1987 - Marty Thornton
    Heartland Bank & Trust Co, Ag Services
    Bloomington, IL
  • 1987 - Jack Tank
    Ag Land Management Co.
    Iowa City, IA
  • 1986 - Allan Worrell
    Worrell – Leka Land Services
    Jacksonville, IL