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Other Services Offered by Heartland Agricultural of Michigan

Financing Your Purchase

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After a short interview process, the staff at Heartland Agricultural Services can help you map out the characteristics of the farm you will be seeking to purchase. We can help you avoid countless hours wasted with salespeople who only have the objective of selling you a farm - regardless of whether the purchase fits your circumstances!

We know the agricultural lenders in every locale that can assist you, and we'll help provide the necessary paperwork to finish off your purchase.

1031 Exchange Replacement

1031 Exchange Placement

If a tax deferred exchange is what you are seeking, we can assist by matching a farmland parcel to your dollar needs. Working extensively with 1031 intermediaries, we can work to make a smooth transition into a profitable "replacement property".

Farm Management and Leasing

Farm Management Leasing

Heartland has an extensive farm operator pool from which to select a tenant for recent acquisitions. Rents are usually paid one year in advance, and quality tenants will insure your farm is managed for maximum investment potential, while maintaining or improving soil structure and fertility levels.

We will also further maximize yields by executing leases with recreational users as short term tenants. A hunting lease can often add an additional yield to a farmland investment. Heartland's experience in handling this type of lease spans several decades.

Farm and Agri-Business Websites

Heartland Agricultural Services has partnered with our professional website developers Kallen Web Design to obtain special pricing on agricultural websites for our clients.

Gone is the day when you could walk into your local bank with an excel spreadsheet and a handshake to obtain your line of credit. Banks now want to see the characteristics of a professional operation and one of the least expensive ways to do that is to have a professional website.

We advise each of our clients to spend a few thousand dollars on a website, so that when banks and suppliers are doing due-diligence before working with you, they can see your professional operation reflected in a high-quality website. Working with you and our website designers, we will make this process very easy for you.

Call Heartland Agricultural Services for a referral to our web design firm to obtain our special pricing.

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General Advisory

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From cash-flow management to balance sheet analysis, Heartland's staff can assist agricultural asset managers in constructing decision-making models to fit their individual needs. Participation in government programs, debt structuring, asset-liability management, and introductions to other professionals who may further your farm's profitability are all things we do. Let us help you by sharing over 30 years of experience in the agricultural investment arena!

Contact us today for a No-Cost Consultation

Phone: (269) 934-9970



Heartland Ag, and Doug Oberst specifically, has helped us to navigate the challenges of both purchasing and selling numerous properties over the last 20+ years.  Doug’s previous career in the Commercial Banking industry gives him the knowledge of financial options available to his clients interested in purchasing land as well as the lending institutions that do Ag loans.  Doug also does a stellar job as negotiating between buyers & sellers to work out the best “deal” for both parties. Heartland Agricultural Services is our “Go-To” anytime we decide to buy or sell property.

Liddy & Jim Riccioni
Lakeside Blueberry Farms