Resume: Sherman Shanklin

Nowata, Oklahoma 74048
(918) 273-2344 (Office)
(918) 521-4696 (cell)


  • Nowata High School, Nowata, Oklahoma 1966-1970
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 1970-1974 B.S. Degree
  • Member of Class II "Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program", Kellogg Agriculture Leadership Program, Division of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University, 1986
  • Degree: B.S. Animal Science (Production Option), July 1974
  • Graduate hours in Animal Science from Kansas State University and Oklahoma State University -- Beef Production, Dairy Production, Swine Production, Equine Production and Range and Grass Management.
  • College hours in Business Accounting from Rogers State University.

College Activities and Honors:

  • Block and Bridle Club, Dean's Honor Roll

High School Activities and Honors:

  • Future Farmers of America: Star Green Hand, Chapter Star Farmer and State Farmer Degree

Relevant Experience:

  • Fieldsman for National Hampshire Swine Registry, Peoria, Illinois
  • Swine Herdsman for Rutter Farms, Shelbina, Missouri
  • Involved in John Shanklin's Dairy, Beef and Grain operation
  • Farm Management and Ag Real Estate Sales for Richard Wood Investment Company, Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Farm and Ranch Manager for Rooney Real Estate, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Farm and Ranch Manager for John Williams Company, owner of Better Homes Garden Franchise, Tulsa, Claremore and Owasso, Oklahoma
  • Instructor of Oklahoma State University Swine Farrowing School, OSU, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Runner-up for Pork All American, State of Oklahoma, 1986
  • Pork All American, State of Oklahoma, 1987
  • USDA-FSA contract analysis work for Nowata, Washington and Osage Counties dealing with agricultural loans
  • Actively involved in my own cattle and hay operation
  • Judging of Local, Regional and State Livestock shows
  • Appraisals for several loan institutions in Northeastern Oklahoma and Southeastern Kansas
  • Associate Member of the National American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
    • A-10 Fundamental of Rural Appraisal
    • A-20 Principles of Rural Appraisal
    • A-15 Narrative Report Writing
    • A-12 Standards and Ethics
    • A-5 Administrative Review of Appraisals
    • A-25 Eminent Domain
    • A-25 Highest and Best Use
    • Rural Residential Appraisal
    • Ranch Appraisal

    All of the above courses are administered and instructed by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

  • Several other State Accredited hours of appraisal courses by State certified appraisal schools.
  • Member of the National and Oklahoma REALTORS® Land Institute
    • Agricultural Land Brokerage
    • Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage
    • Site Selection
    • Tax Deferred 1031 Exchange
    • Land Investment Analysis
    • Practical Navigation for Land Professionals
    • Tax Implications of Real Estate
    • Essentials of Negotiations
    • Agricultural Land Brokerage and Marketing


  • Completed several hours of continuing accredited Real Estate courses accepted by Kansas, Missouri and the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission
  • Member of the Tulsa Board of REALTORS®and the Multi List Service, Tulsa OK
  • Member of the Northeastern Oklahoma Board of REALTORS®, Grove, Ok
  • Attended Ferguson Agri-Management Institute, The University of Tulsa, Division of Continuing Education (A 3 year program specific to the Agri-Business Industry)
  • Attended and completed Dr. Stan Parson Ranching for Profit School which is taught internationally
  • Attended University of Missouri, Forage Systems Research Center Fescue School taught by Jim Gerrish
  • Attended Oklahoma Grazing Academy taught by Jim Gerrish
  • Attended several Grass Management Seminars hosted by OKLAHOMA LAND Stewardship Alliance
  • Phase I Environmental Assessments- EAA approved for "Certified Environmental Inspector"
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, owner and operator of Shanklin Farm and Ranch Realty, LLC exclusively dealing in rural property, farms and ranches
  • Owner/Broker of RE/MAX of Green Country
  • Licensed for both Oklahoma and Kansas


  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) National Association of REALTORS®
  • Candidate for ALC (Accredited Land Consultant) National REALTORS® Land Institute


  • 2014 Broker/Owner of the Year for RE/MAX Mid States Region
  • Member of RE/Max Hall of Fame, 2009

Served on Boards of Directors:

  • Currently serving on the Board of Directors for the REALTORS® Land Institute, Oklahoma Chapter, "Chairman of Education Committee"
  • Oklahoma Pork Commission
  • Oklahoma Pork Promotions
  • Oklahoma State University collegiate F.F.A Committee
  • Oklahoma Oversight Committee-Oklahoma Pork Council
  • Nowata County Farm Bureau
  • Served on the Nowata County Conservation District Committee
  • Served on the Nowata County USDA ASCS County Committee
  • Graduate of the Oklahoma Ag. Leadership Program Class II, taught by OSU and sponsored by Kellogg Foundation of Michigan.