“70% of family farms will change hands over the next 15 years.” - USDA

Many of these will transition to a generation that did not grow up on the farm or operate it themselves. We connect Landowners to Producers who will operate the land as if it were their own.

Preserving the family farm – 1 Landowner, 1 Producer and 1 Farm at a time


Our mission is to be the strongest possible advocate for you and your family farm.


Combining 80 years of experience in the Agriculture industry to offer you these services.

Century Match™

A program unique to Next Gen Ag where we match the next generation of landowners to the next generation of producers.

We maintain a database of prospective producers and match them to landowners with similar goals and criteria of their family’s farm.

Leasing Program

We act as an unbiased 3rd party to help facilitate fair and long term lease arrangements for the benefit of your farm and your landowner-producer relationship.

We offer a flexible flat fee structure that can be paid by the landowner, the producer, or both can share in the cost.

Farm Advisory

A program to help producers manage the costs in their farm operation and operate more profitably. Producers have the option for a one-time review or an on-going consulting program.

Consulting Services

We offer our expertise in other areas such as our young farmer mentoring program, real estate consultation, and facilitating transition of farm operations between non-related parties.


We are pleased to offer these upcoming informational workshops containing timely and pertinent information for landowners, producers, retiring farmers, and Ag industry professionals.

Each session will run approximately 45 minutes in length ending with discussion and Q & A.  They will be presented by Steve Bohr and Mike Downey of Farm Financial Strategies and Next Generation Ag Advocates.  We look forward to providing you this valuable information from our combined 50 years of experience in production agriculture, estate planning/farm transition, farm leasing, and financial consulting.

Please RSVP to downey@farmestate.com or 1-800-375-4180 with your workshop or workshops of choice. 

We will be using Zoom video conference which is user friendly and no cost to use.  An email will be sent to you a few days prior to the workshop with a link granting you easy access to the presentation. 

Workshop Details

  • Consolidation in Production Agriculture & our Rural Communities
  • Farm Transition Strategies for Retiring Farmers, Landowners & Producers
  • Farm Leasing in 2020 for Maximizing Income & Long Term Relationships
  • Connecting Retiring Farmers & Landowners to the Next Generation of Producers
All farmers, landowners, and ag professionals are invited to attend these informative and timely workshops.  We will be presenting pertinent information applicable to anyone from the retiring generation to the new.
“Glen Moeller has been our farm manager since my father passed in 1993. He has given us excellent advice and has been easy to work with. My husband and I recommend Glen highly.”
Shirley Teasley (Springfield, VA)
Iowa Landowner - 500 acres
"I have worked with Mike Downey for over 15 years and have always found him to be professional and well-informed about issues in agriculture. I appreciate his ability to satisfy and see both sides for the operator and the landowner."
Robb Ewoldt (Davenport, IA)