Dean Batie, ARA
Certified General Appraiser
Real Estate Broker–NE
Licensed Crop Insurance Agent
Dean is an experienced agricultural consultant ready to serve your farm and ranch business needs. He has 37 years of experience as a farm manager with UFARM in addition to being an Accredited Rural Appraiser, and a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
He grew up on a farm east of Lexington, where the family raised corn and alfalfa, and fed cattle. Dean currently owns the family farm and pasture in Dawson County along with his brother and sisters.
Dean received the 2018 Kearney Hub Freedom Award for service to Agriculture. Active in county and statewide 4-H leadership roles, Dean was the president and agricultural representative on the Buffalo County 4-H Council, started the Animal Science Skillathon program in the county and currently coaches Buffalo County Meats and Skillathon teams, taking eight teams to compete at the International Livestock Exposition.
He is also on the Buffalo County Extension Board, and on the Kearney Area Community Foundation Agricultural Advisory Board, having served as past president and officer. He is the winter meeting chairman for the Nebraska Chapter of the American Society of Rural Appraisers, a member of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce agricultural committee, a committee member for the Nebraska Junior Livestock Judging Classic and assists with the Gateway Farm Expo and Cattlemen’s Classic shows.
His other community involvement includes the Kearney Noon Kiwanis where he is a past president and the Kearney First United Methodist Church where he has been treasurer for 30 years. Dean holds a B.S. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and an M.S. in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
Mike brings over 30 years of experience in agriculture to his clients. He is experienced in both cropland and livestock management. Mike makes his way back to UFARM after serving nearly 14 months as Market President for Great Western Bank in Holdrege. Mike has served in numerous leadership positions in the community.
He is currently in his second term on the Holdrege Board of Education and past President in 2008 and 2009. He recently served on the Phelps County Development Corporation executive committee, past President and member of the Phelps/Gosper Feeders Association and past Treasurer and member of the Central District Water Users Association. His most recent appointment was to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Court of Appeals – Fifth District as an alternate lay member.
Land Manager & Sales Associate
Adam grew up in Kearney, NE where he was active in 4-H, showing livestock for 10 years. After high school, he attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After working as a Personal Banker, Adam joined UFARM where he became a Certified General Appraiser.