Minnesota

Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Conservation, Delaware, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Public Land, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Timber, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Water, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Productive Ag Land Piques International Investors

The Economist is reporting that broad demographic trends are driving more and more investors, including sovereign funds, to consider investments related to ag land and increased productivity. “Institutional investors such as pension funds see farmland as fertile ground to plough,

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2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: LandRadar.com by Close-Converse

LandRadar.com by Close-Converse www.landradar.com (218) 828-3334 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Potlatch Preferred Broker specializes in hunting, recreational, and agriculture properties in North Central Minnesota. Many of the properties are for Potlatch Corporation and other clients. Sales sizes range

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Hunting, Michigan, Minnesota, Recreation

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Dakota Properties

Dakota Properties www.dakotaproperties.com (605) 717-1000 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Full-service brokerage and auction company specializing in the sale of farms, ranches, and recreational property throughout the Dakotas as well as Wyoming, Montana, and Minnesota. Wow: Exceeded $400

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: 1 Stop Realty

1 Stop Realty www.1stop-realty.com (507) 634-7033 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Full-service real-estate marketing firm was founded in the early 1970s by the late Warren Swenson. Son Kirk joined the firm in 1979. Specializes in the management and

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Pifer’s Auction & Realty

Pifer’s Auction & Realty www.pifers.com (877) 700-4099 2012 Sales: > $100 Million Who: In addition to enjoying an extensive real estate background, Kevin Pifer is a former North Dakota Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture. He also has considerable experience in the

Posted in Feature, Great Plains, Minnesota, Montana, News Desk, North Dakota, Wisconsin

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Wingert Realty & Land Services

Wingert Realty & Land Services www.wingertrealty.com (800) 730-5263 2012 Sales: $50-$100 Million Who: Specializes in farmland in Southern Minnesota. Charles Wingert is the 2013 National President of the Realtors Land Institute. Wow: Sales volume for 2012 increased more than 100%

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