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Clay Schaardt

Clay is the owner and principal auctioneer of Schaardt Auction Service. Clay is also a REALTOR® and the lead auctioneer with Burrows Tracts Real Estate. He founded Schaardt Auction Service in June 2017 after attending the prestigious World Wide College of Auctioneering. He also has an associates degree in Livestock Production and Management from Southeast Community College. Clay is heavily involved in the Nebraska Auctioneers Association, serving on the board of directors and the grievance committee. He is also a member of the National, South Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas auctioneer's associations. He enjoys competing in auctioneer contests as well as raising cattle. Clay has placed in many finals in auctioneer contests across the Midwest as well as winning the 2021 Nebraska State Champion Ringman award. He also is a member of the American Simmental Association and President of the Southeast Nebraska Cattlemen's Association. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his new nieces, friends, and family. He is an advocate for small businesses and growing rural communities and is always open to hearing business ideas of others. Clay has a very busy schedule but still makes time to stop and visit with everyone. Get in touch with Clay today for your next auction consultation!

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Jackson Evers

Jackson is a September 2016 graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering. In his free time, Jackson enjoys watching sports, spending time with his family, and raising cattle on his farm. Jackson is a member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association. A native of Filley, NE, Jackson is committed to working for the seller and putting their interests first. He is a crucial part of our team from listing farm equipment for our online auctions as well as being there on sale day to help set up and auctioneer the sale. Contact Jackson today to learn more about the auction options available to you!

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Kaisonn Koester

Born and raised in the rural parts of small town Du Bois, NE; Growing up on his family’s farm helped instill a strong work ethic and a love for agriculture at a very young age. Kaisonn took that work ethic and passion with him to Northwest Missouri State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Business in May 2021. Kaisonn returned home to put that knowledge to use on his family farm, as well as continue to learn from his father and grandfather. Farming is Kaisonn's way of life, and he loves what he gets to do within the agriculture industry. It has taught him the true meaning of hard work, honesty, integrity, and how to be a steward of the land. These strengths allow Kaisonn to see eye to eye with others within the agriculture industry, and bring the best service to all of his clients. Feel free to get in touch with Kaisonn for your auction needs, he would appreciate the opportunity!

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Quest Flesner

  • Auctioneer and Sales Agent
  • 217-506-0064

Quest Flesner is a 2017 graduate of the Missouri Auction School. He has an associates degree in ag business and animal science from John Wood Community College. Quest is a member of the Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa auctioneer associations. He is the 2020 Greater Midwest Livestock Auctioneer Reserve Champion as well as the 2020 Kansas State Auctioneer Champion. He is also the 2018 Reserve Champion Wisconsin Auctioneer with multiple top ten finishes in various auction contests. Quest has his federal firearms license. He enjoys auctioneering livestock and farm equipment along with running a few of his own cows. Quest is located in Hannibal, Missouri and takes care of a lot of our sales in Missouri and Iowa. Call Quest to talk about your auction needs at 217-506-0064.