Randy Hertz has nearly forty years of experience as an agricultural land professional in farmland brokerage, farm management and appraisal.
Randy Hertz has nearly forty years of experience as an agricultural land professional in farmland brokerage, farm management and appraisal.

Randy Hertz has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of Hertz Farm Management, Inc., effective December 1, 2016. Randy joined Hertz in 1978 to work alongside his father, Carl Hertz, who started the company in 1946. Randy has nearly forty years of experience as an agricultural land professional in farmland brokerage, farm management and appraisal. 

In addition to naming Randy as CEO, Hertz Farm Management is restructuring its senior management team with the formation of a strategic operations leadership team, SOLT. Led by the CEO, this group will position Hertz for succession and growth and includes the presidents of farm management, real estate, and appraisal, as well as the chief financial officer, executive vice president of operations and vice president of corporate marketing. 

About Randy Hertz
Randy is a member of the Iowa and American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the Iowa and National REALTORS Land Institute, serving as national president in 2006. He is also a member of the RLI Farm and Ranch Multiple Listing Service, Central Iowa Board of REALTORS, and Financial Planners Association. He was recognized with the prestigious awards of Iowa Farm and Land Broker of the Year in 1991 and Land REALTOR of America in 2010. Randy is a senior instructor for the REALTORS Land Institute, teaching courses in Land Brokerage, AgLand Brokerage, and Land Investment Analysis. 

His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He holds several accreditations including: Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers; Accredited Land Consultant, REALTORS Land Institute; and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER. 

Randy has served as president for several community organizations, including the Nevada Rotary Club, Nevada Economic Development Council and the United Way of Story County. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Iowa State University Foundation and has served on the Iowa State University Alumni Board, along with numerous committees of the Nevada United Methodist Church. Randy and his wife Liz have three daughters.