Barbara A. Lechtenberg earned her B.S. degree in Agronomy in 1983 from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. In 1988 she completed her M.S. degree in Agronomy from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. She has over 16 years experience in agriculture before becoming an appraiser. Barbara holds a General Certified Real Estate Appraiser License in Kansas and Nebraska along with the ARA designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). Barbara is a principal of the firm Cannon, Lechtenberg & Associates, Inc.
In a career that has spanned many aspects of agriculture, Barbara has experience in agricultural conservation (NRD, SWCD & NRCS), finance (FSA), production, sales and input management (Farmland & ADM). She developed her technical skills working with an agricultural software company supporting and conducting quality analysis for GPS, GIS and recommendation/record keeping software (AGRIS/John Deere). She is also a member of the ASFMRA, was District V Vice President for ASFMRA and has served as President of the Kansas Society of Farm Managers and Appraisers. Barbara is a Staff Appraiser for Cannon, Lechtenberg & Associates, Inc. She is a partner in the firm and serves as Vice President and Secretary.