Jim Jordan, Broker/Owner
• Owner/Operator of Jordan Land and Livestock, an integrated 2000 head yearling and cow/calf operation covering ranches from Miles City to Butte, Montana.
• Masters program, Montana State University, Department of Animal and Range Science.
• Bachelors Program, Colorado State University, Farm and Ranch Management.
• Logistics Officer, United States Marine Corps, Communications, Personnel and Operations.
• Extension Service, University of Nevada Reno, Educational Programs for Range Cow/Calf Producers.
• Lifetime experience in ranching throughout the western US.
As the developer of JLM Farm and Ranch Brokers, the original Jordan Land Management, LLC., in 1992, I take a great deal of pride in having worked with some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated agricultural realtors in the state. These are our people and you couldn't ask for better.
Phone: (406) 598-4332
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Eliot Strommen, Senior Sales Associate
As a third generation farmer/rancher born and raised in Northeast Montana, Eliot's deep roots in agriculture meld nicely with his years of experience in a wide range of related and unique fields. Growing up on the family ranch in Northeast Montana, he knows the satisfaction of soggy calves at weaning, harvesting a bumper crop of wheat, or having a morning dew on a heavy swath of hay. Adding to his extensive knowledge of farming and ranching are his early years with his family's auction business (graduate Western College of Auctioneering), selling, engineering, and installing irrigation equipment, even bowhunting on the Milk River. These experiences give Eliot a unique and added perspective when it comes to evaluating land values and allows him to recognize those qualities in a property that help maximize its full value.
Eliot and his wife Penny have three sons, all born within a few miles of where Penny and Eliot were born and raised, and eleven wonderful grandchildren. That explains his sense of family and community. He understands that after a lifetime of hard work and risk taking, finding the right person to represent and sell your farm or ranch is not a decision to be taken lightly which explains his determination and attention to detail. Northeast Montana may be the hottest corner of the state when it comes to relative agricultural land values. It is truly Big Sky Country ranging from good short grass ranches to traditional dryland farms, from pivots or flood irrigated ground, to river bottom land that may offer both agricultural value plus recreational opportunities. Every property has different attributes that appeal to different potential buyers. That is where the ability to "human network" really pays off and why having someone who can recognize and market those attributes is key when deciding on a Realtor to represent you.
Eliot's business philosophy is simple: listen to the client, assess and understand their needs, then help them realize their goals by providing a service that is Aggressive, Personal, Honest, and above all Confidential. Eliot is proud to be part of Jordan Land Management which has been successfully Representing Buyers and Sellers for over 25 years specializing in Farm, Ranch and Recreational Properties. So whether you're looking to Buy or looking to Sell, enlist the services of someone who knows the country and understands the people that live in it, and just as importantly, knows the market. Feel free to give Eliot a call for a confidential assessment of your options.
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Steve Harmon, Sales Associate
Steve is a third generation rancher who still owns and operates land that his Grandparents homesteaded near Lavina, Montana. He and his wife Joan have been married for 38 years, have two children and two grandchildren, 4th and 5th generation Harmon’s who are on the ranch with him. The Harmon family is known for developing and contributing some of the most respected genetics in the Angus breed for 50 years with 3 National Western Grand Champion bulls to their credit and 35 years of consecutive annual production sales under their belt. Steve was Director and President of the Montana Beef Council, Director of the Montana Angus Association, and has had the privilege of judging numerous prestigious shows both in the USA and Canada. Steve sense of community is evidenced by his 19 years as a 4-H leader, 14 years as a little league baseball coach, cooking for Senior Citizens and catering for community events. Steve’s philosophy is straight forward…. “When people keep coming back to you year after year for their cattle needs you know you are getting the job done for them”. He feels the same way about selling and buying farms and ranches…because a good deal is a good deal for everyone. Steve’s well earned, rock solid reputation is an excellent fit to the JLM Farm and Ranch Broker team.
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Robert Finck, Sales Associate
Having received a Masters Degree from Montana State University in Animal and Range Science with an undergraduate in Wildlife and Range Management from BYU, I've had the unique opportunity to combine both the educational side of farming and ranching with many years of practical experience that can now be used to help you with the purchasing of farms and ranches for sustainable production agriculture and recreational and hunting opportunities.
I've worked and managed large cattle ranches for the last 20 years, in 7 states throughout the western U.S. My background covers all aspects of farming and ranching interests including riparian restoration, grass management and wildlife/fisheries enhancement. For ten years I managed one of the largest remaining Mexican Land Grants ranches in the country, the Guejito ranch of Southern California. Concentrating on developing a grazing management plan for 3000 head, along with range restoration and coastal fire control programs, I was awarded the Range Manager of the Year in 2010. The award was presented by the Society of Range management, during the California Stock Growers annual meeting.
My wife Haley and I and our four children live in the Gallatin Valley enjoying our time near family and being active in rodeo and 4-H. If you have any needs in selling, buying or managing your farm or ranch operation anywhere in Montana I'd like to have the opportunity to put my experience to work for you.
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