Rick has been involved with agriculture and the outdoors his entire life. He grew up in western Iowa on the family grain and livestock farm and has been successfully selling farms and ranches in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska for over 18 years.
After working a couple of years in the Wyoming oilfields, Rick was able to move back home to Iowa and purchase the family farm from his grandparents where he raised corn, soybeans, small grains, and alfalfa in addition to operating a 1500 head cattle feedlot, a farrow to finish hog operation, an 80 head cow herd, and a small trucking business.
In 1994 Rick moved to Akron, Colorado where he ventured into the John Deere business and worked as a salesman and was soon promoted to General Manager of a very successful dealership where he worked until 2002. Rick received his Colorado Real Estate license in 2000 and soon after he decided to devote his attention entirely to the real estate and management industry.
Rick graduated from Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Montana in June, 2007 and has assisted several auction companies as either an auctioneer or ringman, as well as personally conducting many successful auctions.
Rick has always been an avid outdoorsman and has filled many days either, hunting, fishing or trapping in several states and has a great appreciation for the majesty of the outdoors. Rick was also a volunteer fireman for 20 years. He served at both the local and state levels with the Iowa Cattleman’s Association as a board member and a director, and was named as one of the “Outstanding Young Cattlemen” in the State of Iowa in 1990.
Rick is very active in his community and church. He and his wife Jessica were married in 2016 and they love to spend time with their children and grandchildren.
Rick is currently a Broker Associate in Colorado and a Salesperson in Nebraska and Kansas, specializing in agricultural and recreational properties. He continues to operate his own cow herd and also consults for several farms and ranches in multiple western states. His life-long involvement in farming, ranching, agri-business and real estate coupled with the dedication he directs towards his clients makes him a great addition to Hayden Outdoors.
$726,750 • 969 acres
The Garcia Ranch at Antonito is a rare opportunity to purchase a historic San Luis Valley ranch.After being in the Garcia family for several generations, this property is coming on the market.The Garcia's have been excellent stewards of this land for generations allowing this native grass ranch to pass to the new owner unblemished and in exceptional condition. The ranch has traditionally been used for seasonal grazing of cattle and with the abundance of grass on the ranch it could run as a cow/calf or yearling operation with some improvements to the watering capability.Taking a trek over this wonderful ranch is almost like stepping back in time. You will encounter volcanic rock outcroppings, signs of pronghorn, mule deer, elk, bobcat, an array of varmints and possibly a cottontail rabbit, which is what Conejos (cottontail in Spanish) County is named after. You will also have the opportunity to find remnants of teepee rings from the days when this area was prime hunting grounds for many Native American Indians.The Garcia Ranch at Antonito is located southeast of the town of Antonito and approximately 40 miles south of the larger community of Alamosa and the San Luis Valley Regional Airport. The ranch is situated 2 miles north of the Colorado and New Mexico border and is adjacent to thousands of acres of public lands. The ranch ranges in elevation from 7700' and rises to 8284' at the top of Saritas Peak which is centrally located on the ranch.For the hunting enthusiast, The Garcia Ranch at Antonito is located in Colorado GMU 81 with a mix of limited draw and otc tags available.For questions or to schedule a personal showing, please contact Rick Kusel
$198,000 • 1.45 acres
Mathews Lake Mac Acreage is a fantastic property with a great location. This nice one bedroom and one bath home/cabin situated on 1.45+/- "Deeded" acres is conveniently located on the corner of Hwy 92 and Lemoyne Road and only minutes away from beautiful Lake McConaughy.The home was originally used as a primary residence and could continue to be used as such or would make a great seasonal get-away or income producing property via Airbnb.Lake McConaughy is the recreational jewel of western Nebraska offering excellent fishing, every watersport you can imagine and just some great outdoor fun on the famous white sand beaches.The home has a forced air furnace with central A/C as well as a wood burning stove and electric radiant heat. The kitchen has been remodeled including modern cabinets, a glass top stove and a refrigerator. The bathroom has also been updated and boasts a large shower. The entryway has additional cabinets and includes a washer and dryer. There is new laminate flooring throughout the home excluding the bedroom which is carpeted. The walkout basement is unfinished with an overhead door and is an excellent place to store your lake toys! The home also has a wooden deck, steel roof, lifetime steel siding, private well and septic system, and includes the propane tank.Mathews Lake Mac Acreage is perfectly located only a few minutes from; one of the most convenient boat ramps on the lake, Admiral's Cove convenience store and The Cove restaurant and lounge, across the street to Vogl's Lodge & Lure and only a short 30 minute drive to Ogallala and Interstate 80.In addition, the location and size of this property offers many options to a potential buyer; preliminary research suggests that the property may be able to be subdivided for additional buildings and/or possibly rezoned as commercial use if so desired. These options would need to be verified by the buyer.Available just in time for summer!For a personal showing, contact Rick.
$178,250 • 154.69 acres
Fike's Quarter is an excellent opportunity to start or add to your real estate portfolio, whether it is expanding your current farming operation, or purchasing your first investment property.Located east of CO Springs or southwest of Limon, this 154.69 +/- acre dryland farm is level to rolling with a farmable draw running through it, fully fenced with new 4 (barbed) wire and a combination of wood and steel posts, and is currently planted with a feed crop that the Sellers have been grazing.The farm is easily accessible via 1/2 mile of trail road off the maintained county road.Fike's Quarter is located in Colorado GMU 111, which can produce large pronghorn and mule deer as well as an abundance of small game and varmints for the hunting enthusiast.The purchase of this property will include all oil, gas and other mineral rights that the Sellers currently own and also the transfer of an executed wind lease that the Sellers have entered into allowing for the potential construction of wind towers on the property. Either of these inclusions has the potential to generate significant income in the future in addition to the farming income.If you have questions or would like to schedule a private showing, contact Rick.