2016 Farm Manager of the Year Recognized

Learn more about his passion for decision-making, leadership and mentoring younger employees.

Dick Pringnitz, wife Loni, and daughter Katelyn and Megan
Richard “Dick” Pringnitz celebrates his recent honor of being named the 2016 Farm Manager of the Year with his wife, Loni (second from left), and daughters, Katelyn (left) and Megan (right).

For Richard “Dick” Pringnitz, a passion for decision-making and analytical work led to a career in farm management. Today, Pringnitz is an accredited farm manager, licensed real estate salesperson, community leader and, most recently, the 2016 Professional Farm Manager of the Year.

At Hertz Farm Management in Nevada, Iowa, Pringnitz currently manages 71 different properties across the state. From helping growers make key financial decisions to assisting landowners transition family farms to the next generation, he offers his clients expert advice on critical farm management decisions. His ability to communicate clearly with his clients through written reports and personal visits has helped him build lasting relationships during his 31-year career. To ensure Pringnitz’s legacy of excellence continues into the future, he is actively involved in training new employees through Hertz’s mentorship program.

In celebration of Pringnitz’s latest honor, Syngenta is making a $1,000 contribution to the Nevada FFA Chapter. “I am very excited and honored to be selected as the 2016 Farm Manager of the Year,” says Pringnitz. “I thank Syngenta, AgProfessional Magazine, and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for sponsoring this award. I’m very grateful for their continued support of the farm management industry.”