Contacts

Steve Nicklaus

steve@dairygrossmargin.com
(515)851-0137

Ron Mortensen

ron@dairygrossmargin.com
(515)570-5265

Marv Carlson

marv@dairygrossmargin.com
(712)240 -8395

Experience

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STEVE P. NICKLAUS

3694 240th St
Clear Lake, IA 50428
Voice: 515-851-0137
Fax: 641-357-0704
Email: steve@dairygrossmargin.com

  • Independent insurance agent with primary emphasis on crop protection products since 1981
  • 21 years as owner, manager & primary agency producer
  • Senior Management of agency I sold for 6 years
  • Owner of Advantage Ag Insurance, LLC
  • Founder/Owner of Dairy Gross Margin, LLC
  • Licensed insurance agent in multiple states
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa: Bachelor of Science
  • Annual and Extended Insurance Continuing Education
  • CCIC Certified Crop Insurance Counselor
  • Director, Advantage Ag Insurance, LLC, Clear Lake, IA
  • Director, The Crop Shop, LLC, Clear Lake, IA
  • Director, Rotary Club of Eagle Grove Homes, Inc. (retirement, nursing, assisted living and senior housing)
  • Member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa in good standing
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RONALD R. MORTENSEN

1422 Central Ave
P.O. Box 692
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Voice: 515-570-5265
Fax: 515-955-6643
Email: ron@dairygrossmargin.com

  • President and founder of Advantage Agricultural Strategies, an agricultural market consulting firm founded in 1985
  • Bank officer in Chicago for 3 years and in Iowa for 8 years
  • Owner of Advantage Ag Insurance, LLC and AGRO Insurance, LLC
  • Founder/Owner of Dairy Gross Margin, LLC
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa: Bachelor of Science
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa: Master of Business Administration
  • Licensed crop insurance agent
  • Farmer since 1992
  • Director, Advantage Ag Insurance, LLC, Clear Lake, IA
  • Director of AGRO Insurance, LLC, Fort Dodge, IA
  • Director of Ag Commodity Development Foundation, Fort Dodge
  • Director, Westchester Group, Inc.
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MARVIN J. CARLSON

4455 200th Ave.
Sioux Rapids, IA
Cell: 712-240-8395
Fax: 712-262-8395
Email: marv@dairygrossmargin.com

 

  • Crop insurance sales – specializing in Livestock LGM and LRP products since 2009
  • Small beef cowherd – purebred Angus, Simmental cross and Maintainers
  • Ag Production Technology Instructor – Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg for 19 years – retired.
  • Iowa Pork Industry Center Advisory Committee member – current
  • NW IA Area of Iowa Soybean Association Advisory Committee member – current
  • Swine Seedstock Producer for over 30 years
  • Ag and Consumer Lender for 6 years
  • 4H Leader Kossuth Co. 6 yrs. and Clay Co.4H Committee for 6 yrs.
  • High School Vocational Agriculture Instructor for 7 years
  • Ag Sales for 2 years
  • Iowa State University, Ames, IA – Bachelor of Science – Animal Science. (Completed Ag Education Certification)