Stalcup Ag Managers and Appraisers are all professionally accredited, or are working towards getting their accreditation. All who have met the experience and education requirements have the AFM “Accredited Farm Manager” and some have both the AFM and ARA “Accredited Rural Appraiser.”  You can be sure that you will have qualified people who know agriculture representing you!

Standing left: Grant 6 years, Chad 8 years, Nathan 21 years, Dennis, 26 years, Dan 4 years,
Travis 7 years, Kent 32 years.

Seated left:  Jennifer 2 years, Nancy 30 years, Sheila 1 year, Jean 2 years & Barb 17 years.



Kent Smith, AFM

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Kent was raised on a grain and livestock farm in south central Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1983. He came to Stalcup Ag Service in 1987 after working four years as a farm manager, rural appraiser, and real estate broker for a bank in Sioux City. Kent earned his AFM (Accredited Farm Manager) title in 1988.  He has served on the Iowa Board of Directors and on national committees of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.  He served as president of the Iowa Chapter in 2005 and as President of the Iowa Chapter Education Foundation in 2006. Kent’s daily activities include farm management, mainly to the north and west of Storm Lake, along with real estate services and new business development. Kent is also involved with the Buena Vista County Extension Council and 4-H Youth Committee, serves as a 4-H leader, and has served on several church boards. Kent became President of Stalcup Ag Service in 2015.


Dennis Reyman, AFM, ARA

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  Dennis was raised on a grain and livestock “century” farm near Cushing in Woodbury County, Iowa. He received a degree in Farm Management from Iowa Lakes Community College in 1979 and a degree in Business and Economics from Morningside College in 1992. He farmed and worked in the fertilizer and feed business prior to joining Stalcup Agricultural Service in 1993 as a farm real estate appraiser. He currently serves as company treasurer. He has appraised over 3,000 agricultural properties throughout Northwest Iowa and the surrounding areas and manages farms in twelve counties in Western Iowa and Northeast Nebraska, along with real estate services. Dennis led Stalcup’s GIS and soil sampling program from 2000 to 2009. Dennis earned his ARA designation in 1998 and his AFM designation in 2001. He served on the Iowa Chapter Board of Directors, including Chapter President in 2009 and Education Foundation President in 2010 and also served on state and national committees. From 2008-2019, Dennis served as co-chair of the ASFMRA’s Government Relations Committee and helped lead their annual Leadership Institute in Washington DC. He is currently President-elect of the ASFMRA. He is a member of the Siouxland Estate Planning Council and has served on the Woodbury County Extension council as well as local elevator and church boards.


Nathan Deters, AFM

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  Nathan was raised in the small town of Eitzen in southeastern Minnesota where his work experience included the family farm equipment business and working on livestock and crop farms. He received a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1987 and participated on the university’s livestock judging team.  He worked for a farm supply cooperative in sales and management in Southeast Iowa and as a Livestock Buyer for a large meat packing company in Illinois before joining Stalcup Ag Service in 1998. Nathan’s daily focus is farm management, mainly to the northeast and southeast of Storm Lake, along with real estate and insurance services. Nathan earned his AFM (Accredited Farm Manager) title in 2002.  He has served on various committees in the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and has attended the Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. Nathan has served as Vice President  of Stalcup Ag service since 2015. He is also involved in the community through service on several church boards and the Public Library board. He has also been a youth softball coach and youth mentor.


Chad Husman, AFM

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  Chad grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Cherokee County, Iowa.  He received a degree in Agribusiness Technology from Iowa Lakes Community College in 2005 and a degree in Agronomy in 2007 from Northwest Missouri State.  Chad was an Agronomist and Precision Ag Specialist for C-S Agrow/Ag Partners in Calumet, IA.  He sold fertilizer, chemical, seed, and provided crop scouting and recommendations.  He specialized in GPS automatic steering, yield monitoring, and variable-rate application and GPS planter control.  He earned his National and Iowa Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) title in 2009. Chad joined Stalcup Ag Service in May 2011.  He manages farms mostly northwest of Storm Lake, and is active in farm real estate.  He also leads Stalcup’s GIS and soil sampling program.  Chad earned his AFM (Accredited Farm Manager) title in 2014. Chad has served as secretary of Stalcup Ag Service since 2015.  In 2018 Chad received the Early Career Award from Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).  Chad’s involvement with the ASFMRA includes serving on state level committees, a member of the Board of Directors of Education, and was a delegate to the Leadership Institute in Washington D.C.


Travis Nissen, ARA

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  Travis Nissen joined the Stalcup staff in March 2012 as an appraiser trainee. He grew up in Lake Park, a small town in Northwest Iowa, before attending the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Finance and Real Estate. While attending college, he did a year-long internship with a commercial and residential appraisal firm in Cedar Falls. Since arriving at Stalcup, Travis has completed the 300 hours of required appraisal classes, 3,000 hours of required appraisal work, passed the Certified General Appraiser exam, and completed the work product review process. He was issued a Certified General Real Property Appraiser license in July 2016. He attained the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation in 2019 and holds an Iowa Real Estate Salesperson License.


Grant Aschinger, AFM

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Grant grew up on a farm Northwest of Lake View in Sac County.  He received a degree in Business Administration from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA in 2005.  He worked as an agronomy salesman at United Agri Products/Crop Production Services in South Sioux City, NE for 4 years.  He also worked in the seed business as a District Sales Manager for 4 years.  Grant joined the Stalcup staff in April 2013.  He manages farms and is active in real estate primarily through the central part of Stalcup Ag Service’s territory.  Grant earned his AFM (Accredited Farm Manager) title in 2015.  He is active in the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) through multiple state level committees and was a delegate to the Leadership Institute in Washington DC in 2016.  Grant is also active in the community through service on the Galva-Holstein Community School District School Board (2011-present), Holstein Country Club Board (January 2019-present), and as a youth baseball/softball coach.



Dan Niemeier, AFM

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Dan joined the Stalcup team in November 2014. He grew up working with crops and livestock in Cherokee County, graduating from Aurelia in 2002. Dan immediately joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a sergeant at U.S. embassies across the Middle East. After the Marines, he served with the State Department, providing security in combat operations across the globe. Upon completing six years of service, Dan returned home to Aurelia to begin farming and raising hogs. In addition to farming, he attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, graduating with a Finance and Business degree. Dan has extensive experience in production agriculture and a passion for agricultural economics. He has held Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation since 2018 and is a licensed real estate salesperson in Iowa.

Luke Pearson

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Luke was raised on a grain farm north of Aurelia in Cherokee County, IA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University in 2013. Following graduation, he was employed by NEW Cooperative from 2013 to 2019 as a sales agronomist at Palmer and Pierson. He sold seed, chemical, fertilizer, soil sampling and scouted crops. He joined the Stalcup team in August 2019. Luke brings a strong agronomic background with experience ranging from heavy glacial soils of north central Iowa, to wind-blown Loess soils of western Iowa. He is working towards earning his Accredited Farm Manager title with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.