MARV VAN HOUTEN

Partner + Broker

(308)-360-1776
MARV@AMERICANLANDBROKER.COM

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.

Where You’ll Find Marv on His Downtime:
Enjoying time with his wife and grandchildren in Canada. On the road a lot but he loves getting home to spend time with the Lord, his wife and grandchildren.

Favorite Verse:
Luke 16:10 “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much…”

Why Marv is Here on Earth:
“I’m here to share the love and the life of His Lord Jesus Christ in this world and to prepare for the day I meet Jesus face-to-face.”

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    Perkins County, Nebraska
    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 a magnificent 5,498-acre dryland farm in western Nebraska, consisting of 35 highly productive quarters spread over 23 miles. The deep, fertile soils yield a significant amount of excellent crops. With a 3-bedroom home, 5 outbuildings, 3-phase power, natural gas, and livestock-quality water, this farm could also serve as a productive livestock operation or an organic farming operation. MJW Farms is located in western Perkins and Chase County, Nebraska. It
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    $16,800,000

ARTICLES

Nebraska Highlights And Key Attributes

Most irrigated state in the nation Welcome to Nebraska, part of the core of America’s heartland, a food supplier to the world, and one of the strongest farming states in the nation. At about 210 by 430 miles across, Nebraska boasts an immense amount of incredibly rich, fertile land. Let’s take a look at three of…

Important Regions Of Nebraska

Where should you buy land in Nebraska? The state of Nebraska is approximately 49 million acres and has long been known as a fertile agriculture state, with flourishing, highly productive farms and ranches. However, not all the land in Nebraska is created equal. There are different regions of Nebraska that are better suited for different uses….

Wyoming Highlights And Key Attributes

No state taxes and lowest population in the US Welcome to Wyoming, nicknamed the “Equality State” for being the first state in the US to grant women the right to vote and the first to elect a female governor. Wyoming is renowned worldwide for the beauty and grandeur of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It’s…

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