Mr. Atkinson is the Pacific Region Head for Farm Management and Due Diligence for Homestead Capital. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Bakersfield. His years of experience in agricultural finance and management qualify him to provide clients with expertise in financial analysis of large and complex agribusiness operations as well as development and placement of debt facilities. He was formerly National President of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and President of the California Chapter of ASFMRA. He is an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) and an Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC).
Mr. Darrell Atkinson, A.F.M., A.A.C.Regional Farm Manager, Pacific Region
Mr. Richard Brockmeyer.Regional Farm Manager, Pacific Region
Mr. Brockmeyer is a Regional Farm Manager in the Pacific Region for Homestead Capital. He is the son of a high school ag teacher from Bakersfield, CA, earned his Ag Business-Ag Economics degree from Cal State-Fresno, and went on to get an MBA from Stanford University before beginning his career in permanent crop agricultural investment and management. He has deep experience in the production, business and marketing aspects of permanent crop agriculture, with an emphasis on the winegrape sector. Prior to partnering with Homestead, he was responsible for all vineyard property acquisitions for a $300mm institutional investment fund, acquiring properties in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Mendocino Counties in California, with additional holdings in Oregon and Washington. He is a former President of the California Chapter of ASFMRA and helped create the Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC)designation for the national ASFMRA.
Mr. Stephen Brunson II AFMRegional Farm Manager, Delta Region
Mr. Brunson is the Delta Region Co-Head of Farm Management and Due Diligence for Homestead Capital. Mr. Brunson grew up on a row crop and cattle farm in west Tennessee, and he graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor degree in Agriculture Economics and Business Administration as well as a Masters in Agricultural Economics. He is an Accredited Farm Manager through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. In 1997, Mr. Brunson was recognized as Professional Farm Manager of the Year by ASFMRA. In addition to his 25 years of experience in professional farm management, he has accumulated extensive experience in land development.
Mr. George E. Baird IV AFM.Regional Farm Manager, Delta Region
Mr. Baird is the Delta Region Co-Head of Farm Management and Due Diligence for Homestead Capital. He grew up on a cotton farm in Sunflower County, Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1993 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He is an Accredited Farm Manager through the ASFMRA and was the Arkansas Chapter President in 2000. Mr. Baird manages a wide variety of crops including soybeans, rice, cotton, sorghum and corn. He was named Farm Manager of the Year by Syngenta, Ag Professional magazine, and the ASFMRA in 2006. Mr. Baird has expertise in land development and precision leveling.
Mr. Ray Brownfield AFM, ARA.Regional Farm Manager, Midwest Region
Mr. Brownfield is the Midwest Region Head for Farm Management and Due Diligence for Homestead Capital. Mr. Brownfield has over 45 years of agricultural property experience. During his career, he has worked in farm management and real estate brokerage for Continental Illinois Bank & Trust Company, First National Bank of Peoria, The Northern Trust Bank, Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc. and John Greene Land Company. Additionally, Mr. Brownfield is a member of the Chicago Farmers, a member of the advisory board for the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and serves on the Illinois State University College of Applied Sciences and Technology Dean’s Advisory Board.
Mr. Thomas V. Boyer AAC, AFM, ARARegional Farm Manager, MountainWest Region
Mr. Boyer is the Mountain West Region Head for Farm Management and Due Diligence for Homestead Capital.
Mr. Boyer was formerly President of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He received his BS degree from Brigham Young University in Agricultural Economics and a Master’s degree from BYU in Agricultural Business.
Since 1980, Mr. Boyer has been providing short and long term farm management and consulting for farmland in the Mountain West. His areas of expertise include farm and ranch rural real estate appraisal, farm and ranch management, strategic farmland planning, and leadership and management training.
In the past Mr. Boyer has worked with, Amoco Production Company, Chevron Oil Company, local governments, economic development agencies, banks and credit unions, Western Wyoming Community College, Utah State University, and the University of Wyoming, the Government of Ecuador and the Government of India.
Mr. Boyer is an Accredited Farm Manager and Accredited Rural Appraiser.
Mr. Brandon Vining.Regional Farm Manager, MountainWest Region
Mr. Vining is a Certified Crop Consultant and Mountain West Region Farm Manager for Homestead Capital. Mr. Vining was formerly a Certified Crop Adviser at Simplot, where he was responsible for consulting with growers across the region on fertilizer and chemical needs. He brings a vast agricultural network across Idaho, Oregon and Utah, and has deep experience working with a broad range of crops produced in Mountain West, including potatoes, sugar beets, barley, wheat, corn and alfalfa. Mr. Vining received his B.S. in Botany from Idaho State University.
Ms. Carrie GibsonRegional Farm Manager, Mountain West Region
Ms. Gibson is a Regional Farm Manager in the Mountain West Region for Homestead Capital. She received her B.S. in Accounting from Weber State University and her MAcc (Master of Accounting) degree from Brigham Young University and has successfully passed the CPA exam. She received her accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC) designation through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Ms. Gibson has vast agricultural experience and specializes in farm management, rural appraisal, agricultural consulting and acquisitions.
Mr. Larry Wright.Regional Farm Manager, Mountain West Region
Mr. Wright is a Mountain West Region Farm Manager for Homestead Capital. Mr. Wright grew up on a farm in Coalville, Utah and has worked on several large-scale improvement projects on farms in the Mountain West Region. Mr. Wright was formerly an accountant at Pepperidge Farm, where he was responsible for inventory management, internal control verification for payroll, receiving, and training new employees in the accounting department. Larry has a background with farming in the Mountain West Region as well as Farm Management from an accounting perspective. Mr. Wright has a B.A. in Accounting from Utah State University.