Hertz Farm Management acquires Wingert Realty & Land Services

Charles Wingert, owner of Hertz Farm Management, said the Mankato office will add to Hertz’s footprint across the Midwest.


Hertz Farm Management, Inc. announced it has merged with Mankato-based Wingert Realty & Land Services, in a move that was effective May 1.

Charles Wingert, owner of Hertz Farm Management, said the Mankato office will add to Hertz’s footprint across the Midwest. Staff at the new Mankato office will expand their services to include farmland sales and auctions, valuations, appraisals and farm management while continuing to serve landowners across Minnesota and the northern region of the Corn Belt, according to a press release announcing the deal.

Wingert Realty & Land Services, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is known for providing high-quality land services to farmland owners across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Hertz Farm Management's staff managed by Wingert consists of Darrell Hylen, Rick Hauge, Geoff Mead, Adam Knewtson, Nick Meixell, Sara Strande and Andrea Thomas will continue to serve landowners throughout this same region. The staff will work with current Hertz professionals Justin Bahr, Jen Haler, Leon Carlson, Michele Schroeder and Terry Dean in the Mankato-based office.

“Wingert’s strong reputation and philosophy of providing knowledgeable, personalized service to farmland owners, dovetails perfectly with the Hertz philosophy of caring for and serving farmland owners,” said Doug Hensley, president of Hertz Real Estate Services. “We are very excited to welcome Chuck and his team into our Hertz family, and we look forward to the new opportunities it provides for everyone involved, including staff members, as well as current and future clients.”


Founded in 1946, Hertz Farm Management is a premier farmland asset management company that specializes in farm management, farm real estate sales, farmland auctions (live and online), land acquisitions and farm appraisals. With 15 offices throughout the Midwest, Hertz manages over 2,800 farms consisting of more than 625,000 acres. For more information, visit

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