Farm & Real Estate Management

Cornerstone Bank’s Farm Management Department, a division of the Trust Department, has been actively managing farms owned by individuals, partnerships, LLCs, foundations, public entities and corporations, as well as trusts, since 1938 - helping landowners get more enjoyment and income from their farm assets.

We manage farms by using long-proven management principles, modern computer technologies and sound marketing strategies.  But most importantly, we manage farms by offering a high level of personal attention.  We provide landowners with frequent reports, staying in constant contact with the farm operator and making regular personal visits to the farm.  We react quickly and personally to situations which require immediate attention.

Other services include:

  • Farm Sales – click here for current sales information
  • Annual Lease Negotiations
  • Complete record-keeping for tax purposes
  • Marketing owner’s share of crops
  • Complete review and payment of production expenses

GOOD MANAGEMENT DOESN'T COST, IT PAYS!

Sound farm management is an investment that pays for itself.  Besides eliminating many worries, most owners experience an increase in profits which easily covers the management fee - while also netting larger cash returns.  Above all else, our services are designed to provide the landowners with perhaps the greatest benefit of all:  PEACE OF MIND!

Put the advantages of sound farm management to work for you.  For more information about our Farm Management services, call Cornerstone Bank at (402) 363-7411 or call (800) 642-6608.

 

Zach Suddarth, AFM

Zach Suddarth

Vice President & Farm Supervisor

Zach was raised on a farm near Rising City, Nebraska.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1986.

He began his career with Cornerstone Bank in 1988 and is currently Vice President and Farm Management Supervisor.  He earned the professional designation of Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), as awarded by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in 1996.

Zach is active in the York Sunrise Sertoma Club and has served on the Alumni Board of Directors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He is also a 2000 graduate of the Nebraska LEAD Program.

 

Kurt Van Norman

Kurt Van Norman

Assistant Vice President/Farm Manager

Kurt has been with Cornerstone Bank since 1999, first serving as an Agricultural Loan Officer in the Waco and McCool Junction facilities.  He then joined Cornerstone’s Farm Management Department in April of 2004.


Kurt is a native of Minden and a graduate of Minden High School.  He attended Fort Hays State College in Hays, Kansas and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  He operated a grain and livestock farm in the Minden area for 15 years.  Kurt is a licensed real estate broker, crop insurance agent and is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.  He is also an active member of the York Sunrise Sertoma Club.

 

 

Bob Eller

Bob Eller

Farm Manager

Bob was raised on a farm north of Shelby, Nebraska.  After graduating from Shelby High School in 1986, he attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, majoring in Agricultural Economics.  In 1990 he began farming with his family and was involved in all aspects of the operation.

Bob began his career with Cornerstone Bank in February of 2008 as a Management Trainee working in Agricultural Lending at the Stromsburg facility.  He joined the Farm Management Department in January of 2009.  Bob earned his real estate license in 2009 and joined the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in 2010.