Farmers National Company Announces New President

This year marks the company’s 90th anniversary, which is based in Omaha, Neb., and operates in nearly 30 states with more than 275 employees. ( Len Villano )

With the upcoming retirement of Jim Farrell on Dec. 31, 2019., Farmers National Company has announced David Englund will be president and CEO.

This year marks the company’s 90th anniversary, which is based in Omaha, Neb., and operates in nearly 30 states with more than 275 employees.

Farrell has been with Farmers National Company since 1986, and he’s been president and CEO since 2004. 

"Our greatest satisfaction as a company is when we can help a landowner or mineral interest owner with concerns or issues that they may have with the management of their property," Farrell said in a news release. "The company has continued to grow, doubling in the number of employees and associates since 2005. Income has grown by four times during that timeframe.

Englund currently oversees the company's farm management sector and hires, trains and supervises the company’s field operations. Englund is an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), and he also holds numerous certifications in real estate and crop insurance.

  • Additional promotions from within the company include: 
  • Ken Schmitt has been promoted to fill Englund’s previous position. 
  • Julie Gerken, senior vice president of financial services/treasurer, has been promoted to chief financial officer after the retirement of Dave Knutson. 
     
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