DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY & LAND MANAGER
Address: 12119 Stratford Drive, Suite B, Clive, IA, 50325
Mollie Aronowitz is a Land Manager with Peoples Company focusing on farm, pasture, CRP and recreation land.
Mollie joined Peoples Company in 2013 and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Horticulture. With prior professional experience in public botanical and arboretum management in Chicago, Omaha and Northeast Iowa, Mollie’s background in plant pathology and entomology serves her well in field scouting and working with farm operators in traditional row crop farms. As the fifth generation of a nearly century old farm operation, Mollie has inherited a strong connection to Iowa’s landscape and a deep understanding of farm operators. She is adept at using her knowledge of land stewardship, best farming practices, and appreciation of family farm heritage to best serve her clients.
Mollie is committed to implementing practical recommendations that consider each landowner’s financial and personal goals. She is able to tailor management plans and collect operator production data to increase production on the most productive acres of each farm while allowing conservation of the more sensitive parts of the farm.
Mollie is a licensed REALTOR® in Iowa and Minnesota. She is an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®), one of only a handful of female accredited managers in the nation.
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science College of Agriculture in Horticulture, 2006, Ames, Iowa
Land Management Experience
- Build documented history of each farm’s actual production, operator inputs, fertility, drainage, and financial performance.
- Identify baseline benchmarks on newly acquired farms and create multi-year plan where chosen tenant’s goals are aligned.
- Address erosion and drainage concerns on farms through tiling, waterways, terracing, and cover crops.
- Schedule regular soil testing to confirm annual fertilizer reporting accuracy as well as nutrient availability and opportunities in fertility prescriptions.
- Listen and facilitate both the short- and long-term landowner goals specific to each farm.
- Execute cash, crop share and custom farm leases.
- Remain in compliance with local USDA offices and seek out state and federal cost share assistance.
- Consider alternative income sources to maximize revenue on each farm.
Affiliations & Accreditations
- Licensed Real Estate Agent in Iowa and Minnesota
- American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Accredited Farm Manager (AFM)
- American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Iowa Chapter, Education Foundation Board Member
- Iowa Barn Foundation, Board Member