Peoples Company, Total Realty to Tackle Big Questions at Agricultural Real Estate Seminars

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Questions surrounding commodity prices, land values, production technologies, water quality and conservation practices are set to be explored, August 25 in West Des Moines and August 27 in DeWitt.

Peoples Company is a Brokerage Specializing in Land and Agricultural Services

Peoples Company is a Brokerage Specializing in Land and Agricultural Services

These are complex times with unique challenges associated with reducing costs, improving fertility and shoring up incomes, all while protecting the long-term health and productivity of soil. We know this is doable.

The latest trends and hottest topics for farmers, landowners and investors in agricultural real estate will be addressed during two seminars presented in August by Peoples Company and Total Realty Co.

The 2015 Big Questions Seminars – with a focus on the direction of the land market in relation to advancing technologies and aggressive societal demands – will look into competing solutions and expanding alternatives to increase profitability and improve the sustainability of farmland.

Each of the educational and networking events will include discussions on enhancing rental returns – amid falling corn and soybeans prices – as well as who pays to implement conservation and sustainability practices, and where the land market is headed. Those scheduled to speak include Dr. David Muth, a senior vice president with AgSolver, Inc., along with Peoples Company Land Manager Mollie Aronowitz and the company’s president, Steve Bruere.     

“Precision ag, big data and calls for improved water quality are converging at a seemingly accelerated rate,” Bruere said. “These are complex times with unique challenges associated with reducing costs, improving fertility and shoring up incomes, all while protecting the long-term health and productivity of soil. We know this is doable. Our approach is to consider all of the interdependencies when asking how to manage land responsibly, and for superior appreciation.”

The Big Questions Seminars will feature special presentations, by Sean McMahon of Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Nick Goeser of Soil Health Partnership, on August 25 and August 27, respectively. They will reflect on lawsuits filed by Des Moines Water Works Park against the trustees of three Iowa counties – over the role that the utility says agriculture plays in the nitrate pollution of the city’s drinking water – and lead discussions in regards to how this action impacts land management decisions.

Both events – scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. – are free and open to those with an interest in farm production, landownership or agricultural real estate. Appetizers will be served. To register for the August 25 seminar at the West Des Moines Marriott, email Becky(AT)PeoplesCompany.com, or call (855) 800-5263. Email Total(AT)TotalRealty.com, or call (563) 659-8185, to register for the seminar on August 27 at the DeWitt Community Center.

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About Peoples Company
Peoples Company is a leading agricultural real estate brokerage and land auction company specializing in land management, land appraisal and land investing services offered in nine Midwest states. Based in Clive, Iowa, the company’s 70-person team has established key relationships with major institutional investors in the land investment space. The cornerstone of Peoples Company’s aggressive marketing efforts is the annual Land Investment Expo, attracting each January more than 600 people to the heart of ag country. Peoples Company is licensed to sell real estate in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. For more information, visit http://www.PeoplesCompany.com or call (800) 855-5263.

About Total Realty Co.
Total Realty Co. is a DeWitt, Iowa-based land brokerage with a comprehensive line of agricultural real estate services offered in corn-and-soybean rich regions throughout the Midwest. Total Realty, licensed to sell real estate in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois and Mississippi, is committed to creating value for those who buy, sell, exchange or invest in agricultural real estate, while leveraging the power of technology and the expertise of our licensed agents to meet the distinctive needs of buyers, sellers and investors in farmland, commercial properties, building sites, acreages and residential real estate. In 2014, Total Realty joined forces with Peoples Company, and expanded its areas of specialization to include an array of land appraisal, land management and land investing services across the central United States. Learn more at http://www.TotalRealtyCo.com, or call (563) 659-8185.

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