“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 connect the next generation of land owners to the next generation of producers.


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 work with both existing and aspiring producers to connect them with retiring farmers and landowners.

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.


Please RSVP by emailing Downey@farmestate.com or 319-361-2409.  A follow up email will be sent the night before the workshop with a Zoom invitation link to join the day of the workshop.

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)