Joel R. Hertz formerly served on our Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor. He is chairman of the board at Hertz Farm Management. He is an agriculturist specializing in land management, sales, acquisitions and consulting. He works with clients representing them in management, leasing, buying and selling, exchanging and development of their land. Hertz is a part of many organizations, including the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, being a member of the Iowa and Illinois Chapters. He is past president of the Iowa Chapter, second vice-president of the Illinois Chapter and past District III vice-president of the ASFMRA. He is one of five realtors nationwide who hold the titles of Accredited Land Consultant (ALC), Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) and both Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC) and Certified Agricultural Consultant (CAC). Hertz has a B.S. in agriculture from Iowa State University.