Mid States Farm Management Co, of Ottumwa, has been purchased by Growthland, of Marion.
Growthland is a leading provider of agricultural and commercial real estate appraisals, real estate and business sales and acquisitions, farm management and swine farm management. In 2019, Growthland merged with Aspen Grove Investments and purchased Growthland Realty and Appraisal to form Agri-Management Services. The combination expanded its knowledge base, geographical territory and menu of client services. Agri-Management Services recently re-branded itself to Growthland.
Mid States Farm Management was established in 1986 by Darrell Linkeman and provides farm management, real estate appraisals and real estate sales in Southeast Iowa, Southwest Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Limkeman will work closely with Growthland during 2022 to insure the smooth transition of the business and customer relationships.
“I chose Growthland to work with me on ownership transition because they have maintained core values of personal and professional services to their clients similar to my own and I am supremely confident that they will provide sound management advice and services to my clients in the future,” Linkeman said. “It is not easy backing away from a business and the personal relationships I have built over the past 25 years, but it is time.”
“Many of our clients are in a transition phase of their life or business, whether that be a rapid growth stage, transition within family, conflicts within entities, acquiring additional assets, or selling assets to move on in life. Our knowledge and experience creates value for our clients”, said Ben Isaacson, Growthland co-owner. “Working with Darrell’s transition allows us to grow our strategic client relationships in Southeast Iowa.”
Richard Isaacson, Growthland co-owner said “the ability to transition these farm accounts is the result of a long-term relationship with Darrell. We are proud that he turned to us when he was ready to start transitioning these operations, and we look forward to working with Darrell to expand our operations in Southeast Iowa.