Allen D. Kahler has been a licensed auctioneer since 1954 and a licensed real estate broker since 1960, selling approximately 100 auctions per year including farmland, residential and commercial land, farm and construction equipment, antiques and household items. He has been a Court Appointed Commissioner on four occasions dealing with highway, park and sewage treatment centers condemnation. He has done appraisals and testified in court in Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Nobles, Jackson, Martin and Fairbault Counties in Minnesota; and has testified on various occasions in Federal Bankruptcy Court. Allen, along with the various companies that he is associated with, do approximately 200 appraisals per year, which range from simple to very complicated in depth appraisals for condemnation, divorce, estate, etc. He is also a member of the Minnesota Farm Managers and Appraisers. Allen is a licensed Real Estate Appraiser in Minnesota, Certified General Appraiser (Lic. #4001603) and a Licensed General Real Estate Appraiser in Iowa (No. CG01797). He is also a real estate broker in Minnesota #415792 and Iowa #B57538000.
He graduated from a three year course for the Certified Auctioneers Institute at the University of Indiana. He has taken and continues to take, educational courses in the State of Minnesota for various real estate and appraisal purposes. He is also a real estate broker in Minnesota. Currently, the Kahler Family Association (not a partnership) of Allen, Marlys, Kevin, Ryan and others are involved in the ownership of about 2,800 acres of farmland in Minnesota & Iowa, and operate or manage approximately 4,000 acres. They are also involved with John Deere Dealerships. Allen is involved in the ownership and on the Board of Directors of Kahler of Iowa LLC, B&A Farming, Inc., Lake Fremont Feeding and Storage, Inc., Land Services Unlimited, Inc. & Auctioneer Alley of Auction America. Allen and Kevin are also landowners and shareholders of the Trimont Wind Farm, LLC. Allen, along with his wife Marlys, reside on a farm south of Sherburn, Minnesota where they have lived since 1959. He is a lifelong resident of Martin County.
Doug Wedel is a licensed auctioneer in the state of Minnesota and is a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. He is a partner in Auctioneer Alley of Fairmont, Minnesota. He has been associated with Auctioneer Alley since 1991. He also is a licensed real estate sales person with Land Services Unlimited specializing in agricultural real estate. Doug holds a Certified Residential Appraiser License and conducts agricultural appraisals of all types.
Doug is a lifelong resident of Martin County and has been farming since 1985. He and his family farm approximately 900 acres of land. They also have two 2,400 head wean to finish swine barns and custom feed over 9,600 head per year.
Doug and his wife Kathy have five adult children and two teenage boys.
Kevin Kahler attended the Mason City School of Auctioneering (Taylor) in 1977. He has been a licensed auctioneer since 1979 and a licensed appraiser for many years. He has also had a real estate salesman license with Land Services Unlimited Inc. He has been associated with Auctioneer Alley of Auction America since 1977 and has done many equipment and real estate appraisals since that time. He has also had a MN Real Estate Salesman License #526830 & IA Real Estate Salesman License #S57540000 with Land Services Unlimited Inc.
Kevin started farming at an early age and has had a lifetime association with his family. He was a part owner and served on the Board of Directors of The Farmers State Bank of Sherburn, Sherburn Bankshare Group and the Sherburn Insurance Agency until they sold to Bank Midwest in 2011. He and his brother, Ryan, are owners in the ICON Ag & Turf John Deere Dealerships at Doon, Ireton, Lawton, Le Mars, and Paullina, Iowa and serves as the President on the Board of Directors. He has 1/3 interest in Kahler of Iowa, LLC, which is a private grain elevator with over one half million bushels of storage. Kevin and his family are advocates of good farm surface and sub-surface drainage. They install miles of tile each year with their own equipment, allowing for a good understanding of drainage systems on farms sold for clients. Kevin and his family are interested in alternate fuels in agriculture and is a minority shareholder in Trimont Wind Farm LLC. with 68 wind generators.
He has been a lifetime native of Martin County, Minnesota and resides South of Fairmont with his wife, Nora, who has the NK Clerking Branch of Auctioneer Alley and places the majority of advertising for the Kahler Auctions. Kevin and Nora have two children. Seth, who works with a testing company in the Twin Cities area, is married to Jennifer and they have a beautiful daughter, Avery. Leah is married to Dustyn Hartung, who are both involved in the family operations.
Ryan Kahler, Auctioneer since 1984, is a graduate of Reisch Worldwide Auction School. He has taken University of Minnesota Agriculture and Economic Courses, along with auction business. He is involved in the family farm and grain interests,as well as, machinery appraisals and is a partner in an implement dealership. His wife Janet, is also involved in the farm operation, along with clerking and auction management.
Dustyn Hartung attended the Continental Auctioneer School in 2010 and has been a licensed auctioneer since that time. He is also a licensed Real Estate Salesman with Land Services Unlimited Inc.
Dustyn is actively involved in Auctioneer Alley Auction America & Land Services Unlimited which specializes in Ag real Estate, Ag Assets along with Farm & Construction equipment.
Dustyn is very active in a farm operation of approximately 5,000 acres in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, along with other family members. This operation raises corn and soybeans and uses manure from hog operations to help fertilize this land. This operation is involved in a large grain drying complex with approximately 800,000 bu. of storage capacity. This operation also installs miles of tile each year with their own equipment, allowing for a good understanding of surface and sub-surface drainage on farms sold for clients.
Dustyn and his wife Leah are land owners of three Martin County, MN parcels of bare farmland and are also involved in ownership of shares in Halmark LLC, a Minnesota Farmland investment company. They are involved in three large swine confinement buildings which have the capacity for over 7,200 head at one time, finishing over 14,400 head per year.
In Dustyn’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, Henry along with family and friends. Dustyn and Leah attend St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn, MN. He recently served 6 years on the Martin County Pork Producers Board. He resides south of Fairmont, MN.
Darwin is a graduate of Jackson Area Vo-Tech in Farm Management and Operations. Additional education includes course work at Kaplan Professional Schools and various other classes related to real estate appraisal.
Darwin is a licensed auctioneer and real property appraiser. He conducts many auctions each year involving farm land, farm equipment, antiques and household items. Along with his involvement in the auction business and real estate appraisals, he is currently operating a 1,500 acre farming enterprise located in Watonwan and Cottonwood counties, with his brother. Dar has been a member of the Watonwan Farm Service adviser board, Watonwan County Pork Producers, Watonwan County Fair Board, Madelia Saddle Club and is an associate of Auctioneer Alley / Land Services Unlimited, Inc.
Darwin is a lifelong resident of the Watonwan county area and currently reside, along with his wife Amy, on a farm southwest of Butterfield, MN
Leah M. Hartung is a graduate of Mankato State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Human Resources. After training under her grandpa, Allen Kahler, for 3 years, Leah has earned her Certified General Appraiser License #40337381 and is also a licensed Minnesota Real Estate Broker, #40416719.
Leah along with her husband Dustyn, a licensed auctioneer, are both actively involved in Auctioneer Alley-Auction America, which sells millions of dollars of real estate, farm and construction equipment, antiques and miscellaneous items per year. Leah has worked for many years clerking these auctions.
Leah and her husband, Dustyn, are land owners of three Martin County, MN parcels of bare farmland and are also involved in ownership of shares in Halmark LLC, a Minnesota Farmland investment company. They are involved in two large swine confinement buildings which have capacity for over 4,800 head at one time, finishing over 9,600 head per year.
Leah and her husband are active in a farm operation of approximately 5000 acres in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, along with family members. This operation raises corn and soybeans and uses manure from hog operation to help fertilize this land. This operation is also involved in a large grain drying and complex with approximately 800,000 bu. storage capacity, and ownership and operation of equipment and trucks to service this operation.
Leah also has had many years of experience working with her father and mother. Her mother working for many years in insurance and owner of NK Clerking, and her father a lifetime agriculture investor involved in banking, ownership of shares in several John Deere dealerships, and buying and selling farm and construction equipment, trucks, tools, etc.
Leah is actively involved with the St. John’s Lutheran Church Board of Education, a Junior High Sunday School Teacher, and recently served on the Martin County Pork Producers Board for six years. Leah loves to run in her free time and participate in road races throughout the year. Leah and her husband reside south of Fairmont, MN with their son, Henry, and dog, Bella.