Farm Estate Plan

Farm Estate Plan has spent years helping families keep their farms where they should be, in the family. We understand the relationship because we too come from family farms and have built our own connections to the ground. We only want what's best and what feels right for you and your family. With our personal and business experience, there is no better company to keep intact "Your family, Your legacy." That's what Farm Estate Plan is all about. We continue to host seminars throughout the Midwest and we encourage you to check the events calendar on our website periodically throughout the year for information on future seminars in your area.

Our Team:
Mark R. Alvig, President
Mark is a leader is estate and financial planning, and has more than twenty-eight years of experience in helping families plan for the future. He graduated from the University of Minnesota- Mankato with a Bachelor's degree, concentrations in business, finance and insurance. He then successfully completed the "CFP Professional Education Program" from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. Mark has held financial planning and management positions with several national and regional firms. Mark is also co-author of Protect Your Legacy: A Handbook for Estate Planning and has presented Estate Planning for Farmers: Practical Solutions and Tools for the National Business Institute. Email Mark:

David P. Buss, CEO
David  grew up in rural Lake Crystal on the family farm. He helped his father with Farmfest and Dakotafest in the 80's and 90's. He has been a licensed financial planner since 2001. David's passion is making sure family legacies are protected and has been successful helping many clients achieve this goal. His experience for coming up complex ideas and making them simple for the family to implement has resulted in hundreds of estate plan solutions. He believes the best way to take care of a family legacy is proper planning and sound advice. David has also co-authored Protect Your Legacy: An Estate Planning Handbook, What You Need to Know To Keep Your Farm in the Family and has presented Estate Planning for Farmers: Practical Solutions and Tools for the National Business Institute. Email David:

Gary Otte, CIC
As the P&C Agency Team Leader, Mr. Otte is responsible for designing many of our benefit programs and working with marketing representatives for the distribution of these programs. He has over thirty-seven years of experience in the banking, insurance, and investment industry. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris school of banking, Mr. Otte spent twenty-seven years with a financial institution as Vice President and Director. In 1982, Mr. Otte earned his designation as a Certified Insurance Counselor. In 1998, he formed G.P. Agencies, Inc., an independent property and casualty insurance agency, and he later formed Unity Financial. Through these entities, he has developed and marketed various national insurance and investment related products. Mr. Otte is a past president of the Minnesota Professional Insurance Agents Association, and was awarded Professional Agent of the Year by the association in 1986. Mr. Otte is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents Association and the Professional Insurance Agents Association, in which he has been active in many capacities over the years. Email Gary:

Sauk Centre Office
334 Main St,
Suite 101
Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Contact Farm Estate Plan

Hannah Tite
Office Manager
11995 Singletree Lane
Ste 240
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  55344
Phone: 952.406.8785
Toll Free: 888.581.FARM (3276)
Fax: 888.255.9277


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Minnesota

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