SOURCE: Murray Wise Associates LLC

Murray Wise Associates LLC

January 04, 2011 15:45 ET

Farm Management and Agriculture Specialist Matt Conlon Joins Murray Wise Associates LLC

CHAMPAIGN, IL--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Murray Wise Associates LLC has announced the addition of Matt Conlon to the firm's Clarion, Iowa office. Conlon will be responsible for management of farms in the Upper Midwest and Plains states and will assist in lining up and executing transactions in the company's auction and private treaty real estate businesses.

"We are excited and fortunate to have an experienced agricultural professional of Matt's caliber join our team here in Iowa," said Executive Vice President John Kirkpatrick, who manages Iowa operations. "Matt's knowledge of agriculture in this region, combined with his strong network of farming operators and experts, will be a tremendous asset to our investor and farming clients."

Conlon has more than five years of experience in agricultural seed sales in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. He has previously served as district sales manager for the Garst Brand of Syngenta seeds and as district sales manager for Wyffels Hybrids in Iowa.

In addition to his seed sales experience, Conlon grew up involved with the family farming operation in the Spencer, Iowa, area. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture with a Business Emphasis from South Dakota State University.

About Murray Wise Associates LLC
Murray Wise Associates LLC, headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, with additional offices in Florida and Iowa, is a leading national agricultural real estate marketing and auction company. The company also manages farmland assets for individual clients in Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

About Murray Wise Capital LLC
Murray Wise Capital LLC is a financial advisory firm providing investment banking and strategic advisory services to companies in the agribusiness industry. The company offers mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, restructuring and valuation advice to processors, producers, manufacturers and dealers of agriculture-related products and services. More auction information.

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