OMAHA, Neb. - Farmers National Company recently was named Top Real Estate Auction Company in the U.S. by The Land Report: The Magazine of the American Landowner. The company has nine real estate offices in Minnesota.The award is based on a yearly survey of the nation’s largest real estate auction houses. Farmers National Company ranked first in The Land Report’s 2011 survey of the nation’s top 30 auction houses with $135 million in land auctioned off during the previous year.Farmers National Company has sold more than 2,600 farms and ranches and completed 750 successful auctions, resulting in over $1.25 billion in sales over the last four years. The company completed nearly 200 successful auctions of more than 41,000 acres in 2010.“The reach of Farmers National Company and our successful sales numbers highlight our strength in the market,” said Lee Vermeer, AFM, vice president of real estate operations at Farmers National Company.Currently, Farmers National Company has more than 200 licensed agents, all of whom can offer full auction services. “Auctions have been a major factor in the increasing land values across the Midwest the last several years. Demand far exceeded supply in almost all areas of the Corn Belt and Great Plains,” said Vermeer.Farmers National Company, an employee-owned company, is the nation’s leading agricultural real estate and farm and ranch management company. Farmers National Company currently manages more than 5,000 farms in 23 states. Additional services provided by the company include appraisals, insurance, consultation services, oil and gas management, lake management and a national hunting lease program. For more information visit the Farmers National Company website at www.FarmersNational.com.