A lifetime resident of Monroe County, Iowa, I was raised on a farm north of Albia and graduated from Albia High School. I recently retired from working for a local attorney for 30 years. I obtained my real estate license in 2006, working both jobs for 13 years until my retirement from the law firm. My law office background is a great asset for working in the real estate business. I enjoy working with people in their quest to buy or sell property, from the first showing through the final closing. I pride myself in explaining the entire procedure of this sometimes emotional process. I am there to help my clients with a smooth transactions.
Joshua grew up tromping around on the family farm in the Pineywoods Region of Deep East Texas, in Angelina County, where he loved hunting, fishing and camping with his dad. The farming and ranching traditions run deep in Joshua's family in both east and west Texas, dating back over 75 years, where his family has raised Cattle, Cotton, and Pine Trees, and still do to this day. His early life experiences developed in him a strong and abiding connection with the land and the benefits and pride of land ownership. Joshua and his wife Julie have 13 children, have raised most of them in the Midwest over the last 17 years, and presently reside with 12 of their children in northern Lucas County, Iowa, between Chariton and Knoxville.
Joshua's biggest outdoor passion is bowhunting for big Whitetail bucks and traveling to hunt. He grew up hunting from a young age and started bowhunting at age 14, which ignited a lifelong passion, and 30 years later he has hunted in 24 states, Mexico, and 2 Canadian provinces for Big Game, Turkey, Upland Game, & Waterfowl. He is a member of the Iowa Bowhunters Association.
Prior to starting his career as a Land Realtor in southern Iowa, Joshua was self-employed for 25 years and built 2 successful businesses from the ground up, eventually selling both of them to move on to the next challenge. At age 19 he became a graphic designer and specialized in building hunting related web sites. 8 years later his family moved to the Hocking Hills tourism region in Ohio and built and ran a vacation rental business, Ash Ridge Cabins, which they sold after 16 years of very successful operation in a highly competitive market. Having personal interaction with thousands of customers in over 2 decades as business owners, Joshua and his wife practiced some basic yet core principles: Tell the Truth; Keep Your Word; Be On Time; Be Friendly & Hospitable; and "A Good Picture is Worth a Thousand Words." Joshua places premium importance on good quality photos for successful marketing. He is also an FAA Certified Drone Pilot and will use his Video/Photo Drone as a key tool to help put together a top-shelf Land for Sale listing. He will put his extensive sales and marketing experience to work to help landowners realize a profitable and pleasing conclusion to their land sale.
Joshua has been keenly interested in conservation, land management, and habitat improvement since he was a teenager using his dad's old Ford tractor to plant food plots for deer on the family farm. One of his favorite times of year is late Summer when it's time to plant Fall/Winter food plots. He has planted 1,000+ trees over the years, and also has experience with native warm season grass plantings and timber stand improvement. Joshua has tried hard to pass on his love of the outdoors and hunting to his children and always enjoys spending time with them in the field and seeing their successes.
When Joshua wasn't out at the farm hunting as a boy, he was usually doing something sports-related. He played competitive baseball, soccer, basketball, and was a nationally ranked tennis player, and still plays tennis to this day. He also was a nationally competitive amateur pianist. Joshua enjoys photography, history, classical music, is a voracious reader, and loves traveling, having visited 15 countries. More than anything else, he loves his wife and watching his kids grow up with a love of God's Creation and the wonderful outdoors.
Joshua & his Family attend Grace Baptist Church in Chariton.
Cody grew up in southern Iowa. Growing up he spent his time hunting and fishing, working on 4-H projects, improvements on houses and commercial properties, and helping with his family farm. After graduating from Ottumwa High School in 2008, he then attended Iowa State University. He graduated from Iowa State in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Systems and Technology.
After College, Cody joined the Agrivision Equipment Group/Van Wall Equipment as an Agricultural Management Solutions Specialist and worked in Indianola, Knoxville, and Albia locations. This position allowed him to work with farmers daily to support their operations technology and equipment needs.
In 2017, Cody decided to pursue his passion for the outdoors and agriculture by working towards becoming a licensed Realtor®. He joined the outstanding team at United Country – Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate in 2018. Cody is married to his wife Allison and lives in Lacona, Iowa where they enjoy running their small cow-calf operation, hunting together, volunteering, and tending to the garden.
His background and passion in agriculture and for the outdoors has given him the skills and knowledge necessary to accommodate many different customer types. Coming from a customer support background he strives for the best service possible for his customers and an ethos of dedication and hard work. Combining this with his area knowledge, diverse background, and United Country’s Group Marketing makes him a great choice for anyone looking to sell or own property in southern Iowa.
Luke was born and raised on a family century farm in West-Central Iowa where much of his time was spent assisting the family cattle and row-crop operation. Whenever he wasn't working on the farm, you would find him spending every second hunting or fishing and enjoying the outdoors.
Shortly after the beginning of his college studies, Luke developed a passion for the real estate business. Not wasting any time he obtained his Iowa Real Estate License during his sophomore year and has been assisting both buyers and sellers since 2012.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from Northwest Missouri State University, Luke spent two years working as a full-time Videographer and Editor for the popular hunting television show Midwest Whitetail with Bill Winke and worked selling real estate in south central Iowa.
Along with real estate, Luke currently is the owner and operator for a custom Agriculture Business specializing in planting CRP native grasses and cover crops. He also enjoys assisting his family with all types of farm work whenever time permits.
Whether its Agriculture land, Country Acreages, Hunting Properties, Lake Properties or that Recreational Retreat you've been dreaming of, Luke's dedication, experience, and passion for the business combined with United Country's Specialty Property Group Marketing can be beneficial to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate!
Allyson is a Southern Iowa native, growing up just outside of Melrose on her family’s century farm raising cattle and crops. She has an appreciation for Southern Iowa and the land, which keeps her living and working in her small hometown. She is a 2014 graduate of Albia Community High School, a 2015 graduate of Albia Community High School, and a 2017 graduate of Buena Vista University. Allyson enjoys meeting clients and working with them and colleagues to create great relationships and successful experiences for all.
Callie grew up in Keosauqua and graduated from Van Buren Community Schools. After gradation she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at Iowa State University. Callie established her real estate career in 2016, and joined United Country Hawkeye Farm Management and Real Estate in 2019. She’s a member a member of the Young Professionals in Agriculture. As a realtor specializing in land and residential she will bring creditability and knowledge to her work.
Dan was born and raised in the suburbs just outside Chicago and developed a passion for the outdoors early on in his life. Being from the suburbs, Dan did not have as much access to land near him and came to truly value the time he and his father could get away for a weekend and go hunting. As he got older his obsession with hunting and being in the outdoors continued to grow. Dan was fortunate as he had access to great properties across Illinois through mutual friends and generous people.
After attending Coe College for 4 years, where he also played collegiate baseball, Dan graduated in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Dan began working in downtown Chicago and after a short period of time working in the city environment, he knew that lifestyle wasn’t for him and wanted to return to Iowa.
Shortly after moving back to Iowa, he found that he only wanted to work in an industry that he could combine his work ethic with his passion for the outdoors. He got his real estate license and found United County Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate to be the place to move forward with like-minded, good people.
Currently residing in Iowa City, Dan enjoys hunting the local public lands, fishing, hiking, golfing, and is a fanatic for Chicago sports. He is looking to forward sharing his knowledge about land and working hard to meet all your buying and selling needs.
Alan is a lifetime rural resident of southern Iowa farm county. He spent four years earning an Ag degree at Iowa State University and four years traveling the world as active duty in the US Navy, Viet Nam era; returning to own and operate a grain and livestock farm near Albia. Later, he spent 24 years in active Navy Reserve, retiring 2007 as Operations Specialist Master Chief Petty Officer. In 1980, Alan earned his real estate license and began managing and selling ag land throughout Iowa, Nebraska and later for one year in central California. Alan and wife Susan moved their young family of five children back to the home farm in Albia in 1989 where he opened a branch office for Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate. Alan learned the joy of hunting from his father who was a passionate outdoorsman. Developing his own farms into top quality whitetail and turkey habitat has become an important pursuit in recent years. He is proud to have his sons Nate & Ryan join in developing and enjoying the farms and in building their ag real estate business. One of Alan's greatest enjoyments is introducing families to the beauty of Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri. Alan states: "We are truly blessed to work in this business and in this area!"
Ryan grew up in southern Iowa on a farm near Albia, raising hogs and cattle. He was only gone from Albia for college and Air National Guard duty over the years. As a family with 4 sons and 1 daughter, our father took us hunting, be it for squirrel, whitetail deer or turkey. He instilled in us a love for the land and the outdoors. In 2003 Ryan became a member of the Iowa Air National Guard and in 2012 he graduated from Iowa State University with a major in Business Management. In 2013, Ryan became a licensed Realtor® joining his father, Alan, and brother, Nate, at Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate. Ryan’s great upbringing along with his membership in the Iowa National Air guard have instilled in him a sense of pride in what he does; he lives by the philosophy of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all he does. He is passionate about quality land practices; whether for hunting or farming. Knowing that farms need the proper attention to grow quality crops or quality wildlife. Since starting his career at Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate, he now manages approximately 1500 acres for 3 clients; negotiating new leases, comparing rents with CRP rates and general maintenance. In April 2015 Ryan married his wife Brittney. They share their home in Albia with their dog Allie. Ryan is co-owner of Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate along with his father Alan and brother Nate. Ryan has been a member of the Iowa Air National Guard since 2003. He is a member of the Southeast Iowa Board of Realtors, a board member of the Albia Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Monroe County Hospital Foundation Board. He not only believes strongly in quality land practices and care of the land but in care of the community he lives in.
Nate is a native of Southern Iowa and grew up in rural Monroe County, just outside of Albia, IA. His love for the outdoors & small farm community was key in his decision to stay is his hometown & join the family business. Nate has been a licensed Realtor® since 2010 & was involved with United Country-Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate several years prior. He specializes in traditional listing and auction of recreational, hunting & ag properties. Nate spends a majority of his time evaluating properties, analyzing land values & market trends, establishing direct marketing options for clients, dealing direct with buyers and sellers & bridging the gap between the two. Whether working through a closing transaction - start to finish, or putting together an extensive marketing program for a new property; Nate and his team at United Country-Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate have the tools to go to work for you.
Along with sales and management on the real estate side; being a partner-owner of United Country-Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate, Nate works hands-on with most of the land management projects including custom CRP work, food plots, habitat work, landowner/tenant negotiations and farm planning. As an Iowa landowner himself, Nate understands the importance of land stewardship; getting the most out of your investment while protecting your asset for the future generation. His extensive knowledge of several aspects of land ownership and land stewardship practices allows him to stay connected with landowners, buyers, sellers and create a long term working relationship for continued growth.
Nate has the knowledge, tools and hands-on approach to yield the highest opportunity for his clients. His aggressive style and passion for all that is LAND, partnered with great clients, creates an enjoyable and prosperous relationship for all.
Dean is a life-long farm resident of Monroe County IA. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Julie, they purchased his grandparents farm and eventually added 2 additional farms to their operation. Dean served 6 years in the National Guard and worked ag related jobs as he & Julie raised their 3 children. In 2001 Dean earned his Realtors® license and began his career with Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate in Albia. Dean is active in farm/land and acreage properties. He has been selling Apache & Palco ag products for the past 24 years. This has provided him valueable insite to local & area land owners. He is currently president of the Albia Fair Board. When not working Real Estate or selling ag products, you will find him attending his grandchildren's activities.
Jason was born and raised on a farm in central Iowa. This is where his passion for the outdoors began, learning to hunt and fish with his father, family and friends. He currently resides in south central Iowa with his beautiful wife Jennifer, and their daughters Hayden and Breckyn. Jason farms a small row crop operation near his home and also owns a farm in southern Wapello County. He enjoys spending time on his farm planting food plots, doing timber stand improvement, and most of all, hunting the giant whitetails that Iowa is famous for. Jason is also a Professional Land Surveyor which allows him an understanding of legal descriptions, property lines, farm divisions, subdivisions and property development. This experience is invaluable in the real estate business. Jason is an active member of the Sully Christian Reformed church, the Society of Land Surveyors of Iowa, and the Iowa Farm Bureau. He is also a counselor for Calvinist Cadet Corps. In 2015 Jason became a licensed Realtor in Iowa and joined the team at United Country – Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate in Albia, Iowa.