Mike Downey (Lisbon, IA) grew up on his family’s farm in west-central Illinois, near Roseville. He received his degree in Agricultural Business and Finance from the University of Illinois in 2000. He began his career in land management and real estate with Hertz Farm Management and was responsible for a 7 county area in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. He joined Farm Financial Strategies in 2018 to pursue his interest in helping farm families and landowners with their farm transition planning to the next generation. He also utilizes his past experiences to assist them with their landowner-producer lease relationships and other consulting services such as real estate transactions, financial consulting, and young farmer programs.
Mike holds the designations of Accredited Farm Manager through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Accredited Land Consultant through the Realtors Land Institute, and Certified Farm Succession Coordinator through the International Farm Transition Network.
Mike is not affiliated with Lincoln Financial Securities.