The History of Mid-States Appraisal Service, LLC

Company History

Dennis E. Vogan founded Mid-States Appraisal Services, Inc. in 1983 with the interest of providing quality and professional agribusiness appraisal services to clients across the country.

With a degree in business and economics from Marymount College of Salina, Kansas, Dennis took the opportunity as it arose for him while employed with Evco, Inc., owned by Dean Evans, owner of Evans Grain Company. With encouragement from Dean Evans and others, Dennis began with one appraisal on a grain elevator in Long Pine, Nebraska, owned by Harold Coash.

Armed with the experience of equipment sales and brokerage of grain elevators and fertilizer plants, over the next 40 years Dennis grew and developed this reputable business.

With a degree in finance from Kansas State University and several years of commercial real estate appraisal experience, Gage Bredfeldt began working with Mid-States Appraisal Service, Inc. in 2017. A relationship was formed and in 2020 Gage became a partner in the company.

In May 2023, Gage completed purchase of the business. Dennis looks forward to spending more time with family while also remaining a valuable part of the company for special projects and consultations.

With this change in ownership, Mid-States Appraisal Services, Inc. became MID-STATES APPRAISAL SERVICE, LLC.

About Us

Mid-States Appraisal Service is a real estate appraisal and consultation company specializing in the valuation of commercial agribusinesses. The company is headquartered in Manhattan, Kansas and provides services throughout the United States.

We have appraised over 2,250 agribusiness, commercial, and industrial properties, facilities, and businesses for clients in the states of Arkansas, Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These appraisals have included grain elevators, feed mills, flour mills, dry edible bean plants, popcorn plants, soybean/canola processors, and wholesale and retail fertilizer plants.

Highly qualified, Gage and Dennis have developed a diverse company, serving many kinds of clients. Government agencies, mortgage lenders and other financial institutions, corporations, business owners, and law firms utilize our services.

Today, we continue to provide quality service to a large, diverse client base.


  • National Association of Certified Valuators
  • Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
  • Kansas Grain and Feed Dealers Association
  • Kansas Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers


  • ASA (Accredited Senior Member #116393) American Society of Appraisers
  • IFAS (Senior Member #24500) National Association of Certified Valueators
  • CBA (Certified Business Appraiser #26450) National Association of Certified Valueators
  • CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst #26450) National Association of Certified Valueators
  • Gage Bredfeldt - MAI Member of the Appraisal Institute


  • Certified General Appraiser in the States of:
  • Kansas
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Michigan
  • Texas
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Kansas