Specializing in the Brokerage of Agricultural Land in North Dakota and Minnesota for 40 Years.
Ensure the Professional Handling of Your Sale, From Start to Finish.

Our company is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in the heart of the Red River Valley of the North. For over 40 years our founder, John Botsford, has specialized in the sale, appraisal and management of agricultural properties in the upper Midwest. The Botsford name has become synonymous with farm real estate in the region. Since its founding, Red River Land Company has built a reputation on integrity and professionalism in the agricultural real estate business.



When you engage the services of Red River Land Company, you are assured of working directly with the principal of the firm, John Botsford, who has 40 years experience as an ag land appraiser and broker. Our complete real estate sales package includes:


• Initial consultation and inspection of your property

• Assistance with the valuation of your property

• Professional advertising strategies

• Website listing for worldwide exposure at

• 1031 exchange expertise

• Competitive commission rates


We offer you the choice of:


• Conventional Listing

• Open Public Bid format, or

• Sale by Auction


We will thoroughly analyze your property and recommend the most effective method of sale – tailored to your property and designed for maximum results.

John V. Botsford, Broker

Land & Beet Stock Sales

Farm Management

John V. Botsford, has 40 years experience in the land sales business and is a licensed real estate broker in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. He is also an Accredited Rural Appraiser and Certified General Appraiser (inactive) with vast appraisal experience in the valuation of farmland in a four state region.


From initial assistance in the valuation process through the sale of your property and closing, John Botsford has the ideal background to provide you with the professional experience required to ensure the sale of your land receives the attention it deserves and delivers the results you expect.

To contact John, please call 701-757-1888 (office) or 701-213-6691 (cell). Our office is located in the Bremer Bank building at 3100 South Columbia Road, Suite 300 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.


John Botsford was formerly associated with Botsford Qualey Land Company and prior to that was principal at Botsford & Rice, Inc. in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Chris Griffin

Land & Beet Stock Sales

Farm Management

Chris Griffin is an attorney with a farming background and is also a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of North Dakota.  He also works with managing farmland and sugar beet stock as fiduciary for the owner.


From advertising your beet stock shares, matching buyer and seller, and through the transfer process with American Crystal Sugar Company, Chris Griffin has the background to provide you with the professional experience you expect when selling your sugar beet stock.


To contact Chris, please call 701-757-1888 (office) or 218-779-1064 (cell).

Nick Skjerven

Land and Beet Stock Sales

Farm Management


To contact Nick, please call 701-757-1888 (office) or 218-791-5002 (cell)

Ken Wiesen

Farm Management

Ken Wiesen is an Accredited Farm Manager.

To contact Ken, please call direct line 507-828-0107 or
701-757-1888 (Grand Forks office).

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Red River Land Company • Land Sales • Beet Stock Sales • Farm Management

Bremer Bank Building • 3100 S Columbia Rd  Suite 300 • Grand Forks, ND 58201

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