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Appraisal Services

With over 40 years of combined appraisal experience, Premier Farm Credit's appraisers can provide expert appraisals for most types of agricultural land and specialized properties. Premier Farm Credit's involvement in financing thousands of acres in northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska gives us an in-depth understanding of today’s marketplace, and keeps us up to date on the latest values and trends. You don't have to be a customer of Premier Farm Credit to get an appraisal from our team, since we offer two types of appraisals:

Appraisals for Premier Farm Credit Loans
These appraisals are completed for the use of loans originated within Premier Farm Credit.

Fee Appraisals
These appraisals can be used for estate planning, loans with other lending institutions and a variety of other purposes. You do not have to be a borrower of Premier Farm Credit to engage the services of our appraisal team for a fee appraisal. All fee appraisal requests and information are confidential to the appraisal department and are not shared with other departments of Premier Farm Credit.

The agricultural real estate market is dynamic. Making timely, sound business decisions regarding your biggest asset can be crucial to your operation - and we are here to help.

Jerry Lebsack

Jerry Lebsack

Ben Gardiner

Ben Gardiner
AVP - Appraisal

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Ryan Lebsack
Appraiser Trainee

A Few Words About our Appraisal Team

Premier Farm Credit's appraisers have Certified General Licenses to practice appraisal in both Colorado and Nebraska. This certification requires the most education and experience of any appraisal license available. In addition, they are members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and adhere to a strict code of ethics and conduct. This organization also administers the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation for accomplished rural appraisers.

Jerry Lebsack, ARA
Jerry Lebsack started his career with Farm Credit in 1978 as an appraiser and a loan officer, and is now the Vice President of Appraisal. Jerry received his Colorado Certified General License in 1992 and his ARA designation in 1994, and has been a Nebraska Certified General Appraiser since 1996. He is an active member of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers. Jerry has appraised all types of farm and ranch properties, including irrigated farms, facilities, ranches and rural homes for a long list of diverse clients.

Ben Gardiner
Ben started his appraisal career with Premier Farm Credit in 2007 as an appraiser trainee and works in Sterling. He received his Colorado State Certified General License in June 2011. Ben received his Nebraska Certified General License in 2014. He is an active member in the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). He received an ARA designation in 2014.

Ryan Lebsack
Ryan Lebsack started his appraisal career with Farm Credit of Southern Colorado in early 2014. Ryan joined our team in May 2015, and is actively working toward his appraisal license.

You will not be disappointed in the experienced and professional service we offer. Contact us today to get started!