David Baughman

Managing Director, Farmland Acquisitions and Dispositions, North America

Dave is responsible for the farmland acquisitions and dispositions program in North America, including sourcing and disposing of farmland investment opportunities, managing due diligence and developing strategic alliance opportunities. He works closely with HAIG’s Regional Acquisition Managers, Regional Operation Managers, Client Account Management and Resource Planning.  Most recently Dave was Senior Vice President at Hancock Farmland Services, providing oversight for the management of leased row crop properties in the U.S., as well as providing support for acquisitions and sales in the area east of the Rocky Mountains.  In addition, he was responsible for oversight of the development and direct farming operations for 2,270 acres of cranberries in Wisconsin. Prior to joining FMS in 1995, he worked as a farm manager for John Hancock for seven years, and for the company now known as Aventis Crop Science for eight years in the promotion of crop protectants to distributors, dealers and farmers. Dave holds a BS in Agronomy from the Ohio State University. He is a licensed Managing Broker in the state of Illinois and has earned the Accredited Farm Manager designation with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.