Gary Bohlander - Broker and Farm Manager | FARMFIRST, LLC Real Estate | May 2011-Present - Aided buyers and sellers of farmland to obtain the best value in a variety of transactions including private listings, public auctions, 1031 exchanges, and private acquisitions; worked in transactions of over $7million in 2017-2018 - Managed over 4000 acres for absentee farmland owners, working to find the best lease for the situation, communicate and negotiate with tenants, purchase inputs, market grain, develop operating plans, and to take care of day-to-day tasks - Assisted in competitive cash rent bidding processes to locate new tenants on over 7000 acres in White County for 2018, needed to implement creative solutions to secure the best combination of high bids and good farm operators Owner/Operator | Bechman Ag Services, LLC | January 2017-Present - Developed a Crop Insurance Agency and Farm Consulting business in West Central Indiana - Grew book of business to cover over 10,000 acres within the first year of operation - Analyzed data in both agronomic and insurance realms to help customers’ decision-making process including building a custom spreadsheet tool to simulate insurance. jbechman@halderman.com John Bechman - Gary Bohlander serves clients in West Central and Northwestern, Indiana as an area representative for Halderman Farm Management and Real Estate. He has been performing services in real estate, farm management and appraisals for Halderman clients in Montgomery County since 1999. Gary worked as a Production Manager for a large swine operation prior to joining Halderman's. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. Gary is involved in numerous community activities, including the North Montgomery School Board. garyb@halderman.com