About Us

Who We Are at Smith Land Service Co.

Smith Land Service Co. is a partner owned and operated, Iowa based, farmland Service Company. We work exclusively with agricultural property, (no commercial, no residential) and from our beginning in 1982, have always felt that specialization means professionalism to our clients. Our home office is located in Atlantic, Iowa, with a primary area focus of Western and Northern Iowa.
Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Peter Smith has been with Smith Land Service since 2015. Peter has recently completed all the requirements of the Certified General Appraiser process and is fully licensed to assist in your rural appraisal needs. Peter is also actively involved in the Brokerage and Professional Management aspects of Smith Land Service. Peter graduated Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Business in 2012. Prior to coming to Smith Land Service Co., Peter worked in the Seed Industry as a District Sales Manager. This allowed Peter to experience a wide array of operations in a 4 county area. Peter is directly involved in the families’ farm operations. Peter has made a large effort of utilizing modern technologies on the farm operation. Peter and his wife Ellie purchased his first farm in 2015. In Peter’s spare time he enjoys working on farm machinery and scouting fields. Peter also enjoys giving back to the Atlantic community. He is a volunteer firefighter and volunteer assistant wrestling coach. Peter’s positive attitude and his continued passion for agriculture provide a great resource to our clients. Peter’s affiliation demonstrates our faith in the continuity and future of our company and agriculture.

Drew Sponheim

Drew Sponheim

As a broker associate and partner Drew services the north central Iowa region. Drew attended Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Business and a minor in Agronomy. There he graduated as a Top 10 Outstanding Student in the College of Agriculture. Drew purchased his first farm at the age of 24 and his second by age 26. Drew’s direct farming participation makes him an ideal resource for our clients. He has had great success in assisting our clients in North Central Iowa with their farm real estate needs. Drew can be reached directly at 641-530-0539 or drew@smithlandservice.com.

Deb Schuler

Deb Schuler

As "SLS" grew, Deb Schuler joined the firm in 1986, soon after graduating from the University of Iowa. As office manager, Deb contributes a special communications and technology skill set to the firm. You will often get her cheery voice when calling the office, (we don't like voicemail or automated operators either!) and as an Iowa real estate licensee, she usually can answer your questions on our real estate listings right away. Deb and her husband, Greg, own and operate a diversified crop and cattle operation in Cass County. Recognizing the importance and needs of women landowners, Deb is currently serving her third year as President of Iowa Women in Agriculture, an organization dedicated to the education of Iowa women landowners.

Wayne Nosbisch

Wayne Nosbisch

Wayne Nosbisch grew up on a grain and livestock farm in northeast Iowa. He has been farming since his twenties in southwest Iowa, and owns and operates a farm in Adair County. He brings that practical experience to Smith Land Service Co., joining the company in 1994 as an Iowa certified general real property appraiser. Wayne is responsible for our Farm Service Agency contract work as well as numerous assignments related to financing, estates and litigation. He is also a licensed real estate salesperson.

Glen R. Smith

Glen R. Smith

Our company founder, Glen R. Smith, graduated from Iowa State University in 1979 with a major in agricultural business and a minor in farm management. He began his career right away in farmland services, working for Doane Agricultural Services as state manager of its real estate operations. 

After working for several years for this large, national company, Glen began to understand the value of personalized care that a smaller, state-based firm could bring to the field of land services. Consequently, in 1982, working from a small, subleased office in his hometown of Atlantic, Iowa, he Founded Smith Land Service Co.

Throughout his career, Glen continued to build his professional credentials. in 1990, he received his designation as an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. In addition to serving on many of the organization's state and national committees, he also served as its Iowa chapter president. 

In 2017, following a hearing with the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and confirmation by the Senate, Glen became a presidential appointee. The appointment is a full-time poisition, so Glen and his wife, Fauzan, have stepped away from their other business interests and have moved to the Washington, D.C., area until the end of his appointment in 2022. They frequently return to Iowa for family and passive farm interests. 


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