L. Craig Harris


Email: Craig@PeoplesCompany.com

Mobile: 712.215.3205

Office: 515.222.1347

Address: 12119 Stratford Drive, Suite B, Clive, IA, 50325

Craig joined Peoples Company in April 2017 and brings tremendous knowledge and experience to the appraisal team.

Education & Experience 

• Graduate of Missouri School of Auctioneering (1990)
• Iowa State University, Master’s Degree in Agriculture Economics (1977)
• Iowa State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Business (1968)
• Atlantic High School, Atlantic, Iowa, High School Diploma (1964)

Related Work Experience

• May 2017 - Present
  Peoples Company - Real Estate Appraiser

• July 2016 - May 2017
  Harris Appraisal Services - Real Estate Appraiser

• March 2001 - June 2016
  Farm Credit Services of America - Real Estate and Chattel Appraiser

• February 1991 - March 2001
  Farmers National Company - Broker, Auctioneer, Farm Manager, Appraiser

• July 1984 - February 1991
  Agra Partners Real Estate - Part Owner, Broker, Farm Manager, Appraiser

• February 1979 - July 1986
  Farm Operation - Partner

• June 1977 - February 1979
  The Sandage Companies - Farm Manager

Types of Properties Appraised

• Agricultural Land
• Cattle Feed Yards
• Recreational Land
• Rural Acreages
• Swine Confinements

Memberships & Affiliations

• 30-Year Member of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). Served as President of the Iowa Chapter (2016) and President of the Iowa Chapter Education Foundation (2017)
• American Society of Appraisers (1989). Earned Designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser, Real Property, Rural (1993) and Served as Chapter President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer of Nebraska Chapter
• Iowa Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board (1993-1999). Appointed to Two 3-Year Terms by Governor Terry Branstad
• Past Member of the National Association of Realtors
• Past Member of the Iowa Association of Realtors
• Past Member of the Realtors Land Institute
• Iowa State University/US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Community Involvement

• Member of the Shenandoah First United Methodist Church
• President of the Shenandoah Medical Center (SMC) Foundation Board of Directors. Past Chairman of the SMC Governing Board of Directors
• Life-time Member of the Iowa State University Alumni Association
• Member of the Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association (SCIA). President 1997, Member of the Ag Committee and Past Member of the Business District Development Committee
• Iowa Soybean Promotion Board (1981-1987)