About Us


buildingProAg Solutions LLC was established in August 2013 to provide professional agriculture solutions. Our mission is to bring profitable solutions to your fields. We have two locations. One being located in Ventura and our newest location in Buffalo Center. We can tailor a program to fit every grower in a different way. We provide a different option other than the traditional agronomy retail business, providing a personal one on one experience in tackling today’s agricultural challenges.


Jeff Brakke – Co-Owner

He is the sole owner of Brakke Implement. Thru his management and leadership skills Brakke Implement has become one of the largest single stores in the John Deere dealer network with sales and service. He lives in Clear Lake and farms. He is the father of three grown children; Barak, Haley and Sabrina.

Jeff Mathahs – Co-Owner / General Manager

Jeff has 35 years ag retail, crop production and application experience. He currently lives in Garner with his wife Kathy. He is the father of 2 grown children Sarah and Alicia, step father of Lori and Lisa.

He is a certified crop advisor. Being involved in farming with his brother gives him firsthand experience and knowledge to better serve our customer in tackling today’s agricultural challenges. Together Jeff and Kathy enjoy growing homegrown popcorn “Jeffy Pop”.

 Chantal Staley – Office Manager

Chantal has 10 years of experience in chemical business.  She currently lives in Hampton with her husband, Travis and two children, Brycen(6) and Raycen(3). As a family they enjoy racing.


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Jay Mathahs – Salesman

Jay has been involved in the agricultural industry for 25+ years. Jay has 25 years of experience in agriculture as a grain originator/location manager and also farms alongside his brother Jeff. Jay lives in Thompson with his wife Gwen and has one girl, Ashley & two boys, Gunner & Kingston.


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Kevin Propes – Agronomist/Salesman

Kevin is joining ProAg Solutions with 23 years of agronomy experience in sales. Kevin received his Masters in Agronomy from the University of Illinois and has also obtained his CCA & CPAG. In his free time he also enjoys fishing.




Jacob Haugen – Customer Service / Delivery / Warehouse

Jacob graduated from DMACC with an Associates degree in Ag Business and Certificate in Farm and Ranch Business Management. Jacob currently lives in Forest City. Jacob enjoys bowling and the outdoors.


Logan Johnson – Applicator

Logan has 2 year experience. He currently lives in Garner.

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Payton James

Payton is from Forest City.