Episode Description: Have farmland values stabilized or are they continuing to climb? In the latest edition of the Well Grounded podcast, two appraisers from AgCountry Farm Credit Services said prices are strong, but may be plateaued. The fall sales season is just beginning and the land inventory may hold the key for farmland values in the days ahead. Well Grounded is a presentation of Acres and Shares and the Red River Farm Network.
“Buy land, they aren’t making any more of it.” – Mark Twain
Well Grounded is a monthly podcast hosted by Jayson Menke of Acres & Shares and Randy Koenen of the Red River Farm Network. Menke and Koenen interview experts in the world of agriculture and real estate, discussing farmland values, industry trends and the economy. This 15-minute podcast is available on the Acres & Shares and Red River Farm Network websites, iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Published August 25, 2023
Episode Description: In the latest Well Grounded podcast, Jaysen Menke from Acres and Shares and Randy Koenen from RRFN visit with Wells Fargo Chief Agricultural Economist Michael Swanson. Rising interest rates and a changing farm economy will eventually influence farmland values. What is the impact? Find out more in this podcast.
Published June 16, 2023
Published May 23, 2023
Published April 21, 2023
Episode Description: As land prices soared to record levels in the past year, how much did they increase in North Dakota? In the Well Grounded podcast, North Dakota State University Agricultural Finance Specialist Bryon Parman provides insight into state land values. Well Grounded is hosted by Acres and Shares owner Jayson Menke and Red River Farm Network's Randy Koenen.
Published December 15, 2022
Episode Description: Mineral interests have become a hot topic in North Dakota in recent years. In this edition of ‘Well Grounded,’ Joel Brown is our guest. Brown is the mineral services manager for First International Bank & Trust in Watford City, North Dakota. Throughout his career, Brown has had the opportunity to drill wells, operate oil fields, and build pipelines, but his primary area of expertise is in the valuation of oil and gas interests. In 2018, Joel leveraged his oil industry knowledge to cofound MineralTracker, North Dakota’s first mineral management software platform. MineralTracker was purchased by First International Bank and Trust in 2020.
Published November 14, 2022
Episode Description: Farmland values continue to move at or near record levels. Are there concerns on the horizon? In latest Well Grounded podcast, AgCountry Farm Credit Services appraisers Chad Wigestand and Andrew Hammen discuss land values and the role of farmland appraisals. Well Grounded is hosted by Acres and Shares owner Jayson Menke and Red River Farm Network's Randy Koenen.
Published October 24, 2022
Published September 23, 2022
Episode Description: Are we putting too much emphasis on soil maps and productivity index to determine land values? Guest is NDSU Soil Scientist Dave Franzen
Published August 12, 2022
Episode Description: What's the impact of Inflation on farmland values? Wells Fargo Ag Economist Michael Swanson explains in the latest episode. This monthly podcast series is hosted by Jayson Menke of Acres & Shares and Red River Farm Network’s Randy Koenen.