Appraiser Qualifications



Accredited Rural Appraiser designation (ARA),  American Society of Farm Managers and  Rural Appraisers.  Specialist in the appraisal of rural and agricultural real estate. 


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kearney State College, 1968.  Emphasis in accounting and business management.   


Farm Credit System; Credit and Appraisal Training Programs including Robert Morris Associates Banking Course and the Intermediate Banking School Course.  Professional appraisal education with the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA).     ASFMRA: Principals of Rural Appraisal A-20, Advanced Rural Appraisal A-30, Ranch Appraisal, Eminent Domain A-25,  Highest & Best Use Analysis,  Valuation of Leases & Leasehold Interests, Valuation of Conservation Easements,  Valuation of Cattle Feedyards, Farmer Mac Collateral Valuation Standards, UAAR Appraisal Report Writing.  AIREA- Basic Principals; Methods & Techniques, Capitalization Theory & Techniques, Subdivision Analysis, Litigation Skills.  University of Nebraska Ranch Practicum.  Current with Ethics and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice & State continuing education and licensing requirements.


January 1996 – Present.  Owner of Great Plains AgriBusiness, Inc. a provider of real estate appraisal and consulting services in Central Nebraska.  Agricultural background has included ownership and management of a Central Nebraska family ranch and registered Angus seed-stock operation.  Past Regional Director of the Nebraska Cattlemen Association.  

November 1991 -  December 1995,  Staff Appraiser & Credit Officer for Eastern Idaho Agricultural Credit Association, Pocatello, Idaho.  Provided appraisal and credit support for Association real estate & commercial loan portfolios.  Obtained Idaho Certified General Appraiser license in 1992 & ARA designation in 1994.

March 1987 - October 1991, Assistant Vice President - Credit and Supervision, for Western Farm Credit District Bank, Sacramento, CA.  Supervised Association lending operations and real estate loan portfolios in Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

September 1974 - February 1987, Staff Appraiser, Mortgage Loan Officer, and Assistant Manager, Farm Credit Services, Missoula, Montana.  Managed mortgage loan portfolio and appraised agricultural real estate in eleven counties of Western Montana.

March 1971 - August 1974, Federal Bank Examiner, Farm Credit Administration, Washington, DC.

September 1968 – April 1970.  US Army.


Certified General Appraiser, State of Nebraska, Accredited Rural Appraiser, (ARA), American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Past Associate Member of the Nebraska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Nebraska Real Estate Broker’s License.  Past board member of Custer County Planning Commission.