Joel R. Westra
This is Joel’s 36th year of auctioneering having sold over 5,600 auction sales including real estate, machinery, livestock and personal property auctions. Joel is a 1979 graduate of SDSU and grew up a farm south of Lennox, SD. Joel and his wife Vickie live on a farm north of Beresford, SD and have 3 children, Liz (1981-2013) and her husband TJ Yerdon and granddaughters Lily and Leah; Joel Andrew and his wife Lisa and grandsons, Jake and Luke; Benjamin and his wife Nicole and granddaughter Ruby and son Able.
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Pete Atkins began working with the Westras in their auction business during the summer of 2009 after attending the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City Iowa. Pete brings with him 21+ years of experience in agricultural banking and finance. In 1982 he graduated from SDSU with a degree in Animal Science. Pete was raised on the family farm near Tea, SD where he and his wife, Laura live today and own and operate Atkins Herefords. Pete and Laura have three sons: Scott, Craig and Paul.
Joel A. Westra
I began my auction career in 2009 after graduating from auction school in Mason City Iowa. I grew up on a farm by Beresford SD where I spent my childhood working with livestock and grain farming. During this time I worked nights and weekends setting up and clerking auctions for my father. The most enjoyable aspect of auctioning has been meeting and working with the people that have made the job rewarding. After graduating college I worked in the banking industry as a business and personal banker. I currently live on a farm by Chancellor SD with my wife Lisa, two sons Jake, and Luke where we operate a grain farm.
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Phil began his real estate career in the fall of 2008. Since obtaining his license he has gained experience in residential and commercial sales as well as commercial leasing. Phil graduated from South Dakota State University in May of 2005 with an Agricultural Business Degree and minors in Agricultural Marketing and Animal Science. He grew up near Renner where he lives today operating Eggers Southview Farms with his father. Phil’s agricultural experience runs generations deep.
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Craig Atkins joined the Westra Atkins team in 2017. He obtained his real estate license in the spring of 2017, and went to auctioneer school in January 2018. He grew up near Tea, SD on the family farm. Craig brings a wide breadth of experience to the team ranging from livestock to technical. In addition, he does drone photography for Westra Atkins. Craig graduated from University of South Dakota in 2008. He currently resides in Tea, SD.
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