Marv Van Houten

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Marv grew up milking 110 Holsteins, running 250 beef cows, and moving aluminum pipe by hand on alfalfa and corn on his family’s farm west of Butte, Nebraska.  After high school he attended the University of South Dakota at Springfield for two years majoring in business.  In January of 1973 a farming operation in north central Nebraska employed Marv developed nearly 6,000 acres for center pivot irrigation that spring.  In 1976 he went to work for a hybrid seed corn company where they developed 1200 irrigated acres for seed corn production, and later promoted Marv to farm manager.

He started his own farming operation in 1988 and his career in irrigated farm and ranch sales in 1990.  In 1996 Marv moved his farming operation to the Nebraska panhandle where he farmed over 2,400 irrigated acres, and later an additional 1,000 acres were developed into center pivot irrigation. After visiting Montana in 2012 and seeing all the land that could be developed for irrigation he moved his farming operation to Forsyth, Montana in 2014. In 2015, Marv sold his farming operation and started full time in selling real estate and farm and ranch consulting.

Over the years, Marv has had many clients ask him, “Why haven’t you established your own real estate brokerage?” In 2018, Marv met and began developing a relationship with Michelle and Mark. After so many years, he felt he finally found some trustworthy partners who had the experience and integrity necessary in order to take this next step in establishing a reputable real estate brokerage. He is excited to have a solid team to bring clients a wealth of skillsets and services not only in real estate transactions, but also in business consulting, tax, and farm & ranch operations consulting.

 

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  • Nebraska / Perkins County

    $16,800,000
    5,498 acres
    Listing Status
    Available

    Property Type

    Farms, Ranches, Home
    Secure these 35 highly-productive dryland quarters with deep, rich fertile soils, high-quality water, and an impressive farm headquarters for one of the best farming operations around. MJW Farms is located in western Perkins and Chase County, Nebraska. It is in one of the most fertile, — Read more