Donald L. Jones
801 Main St.,
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
970-380-1423 cell phone
DONALD JONES is the founder of McFeeders Realty, Appraisal & Management L.L.C. Don has a broad background in real estate and agriculture. His diverse and extensive experience in livestock operations, irrigation and dry land crop production, irrigation system design and installations, finance, real estate transactions, consulting, receiverships, appraisal, marketing and research. His background covers several of the western states including Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona and Montana. Don’s major responsibilities include farm, ranch, multi-unit residential and commercial property management for absentee landowners and lenders, plus Real Estate sales for Buyers and Sellers.
JENNIFER DAWN JONES
July 8, 1975 – September 12, 1993
Story of the McFeeders Name
The story of how McFeeders got its name is a unique tribute to the founder’s eldest daughter, Jennifer Dawn Jones. Don Jones, founder of McFeeders Realty, Appraisal & Management L.L.C. raised two daughters as a single father during the late 1980’s & 1990’s. His oldest daughter, Jennifer, was an outstanding young girl who graduated from Fort Morgan High School with the class of 1993. Jennifer went on from high school to attend Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. Some time prior to Jennifer’s high school graduation, Don and some business associates were contemplating buying a property on the west side of Fort Morgan known as the Hogsett Estate and turning it into an 18 hole golf course, complete with a restaurant in the main house on the estate. Don was describing this project to Jennifer one afternoon while driving back from Greeley. Jennifer listened intently to this proposed project and said “Dad I have a name for the restaurant”, to which Don replied “really”? “And What would that be”? Jennifer said “I would want to name it McFeeders Hideaway”. Shortly after Jennifer went to Mesa State College, she was killed in a car accident outside of Grand Junction. In 1994 when Don was in the process of starting his new business, he decided to name the business McFeeders Realty, Appraisal & Management L.L.C. in honor of Jennifer.
CARRIE MAE JONES is Don’s youngest daughter, she is a registered nurse, part owner of McFeeders, and is his pride and joy. His granddaughter, Georgia, is the light of his life and the apple of his eye.
Don has over 30 years of business experience with real estate sales, real estate appraisal, plus widely diverse agricultural consulting projects. Don is also qualified to work with commercial, multi-unit residential and business opportunity management, sales, appraisal and consulting. Don’s educational background includes a B.S. inAnimal Science from Colorado State University in 1972 and a M.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University in 1974. He is also a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker, a Colorado Certified General Appraiser and an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFM & RA) , plus Don takes continuing education classes year round to maintain his licenses and accreditation.
Don has been qualified as an expert witness throughout Courts in Northeastern Colorado in many areas of expertise, which include:
-Irrigated Cropland Enterprise Systems
-Dryland Cropland Enterprise Systems
-Financial Analysis – Budgeting and Cash Flow Management
-Irrigation Systems Analysis
-Agricultural and Rural Residential Appraisals
-Livestock Enterprise Analysis
-Real Estate Sales & Finance
-Expert Witness Testimony
-Residential and Property Sales
-Business Opportunity Evaluation & Sales
-Commercial Property Sales, Valuation & Management
-Sales, Appraisal & Management Consulting
Don is active in his community having served as President of the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) for 2 years (MCEDC). He is a past President of the Morgan Community College Foundation Board, Morgan County Board of Realtors Director, plus many more. Don has received numerous awards including National District Sale Manager of the Year for American Breeder Service (ABS), Realtor of the Year in 2004 and The SAGE Award for MCEDC in 2003-2004, just to name a few.
This wide array of experiences is available to you through McFeeders Realty Appraisal & Management L.L.C.
Don was born in Southwestern Kansas in Dodge City, but was raised and attended school in Prescott, Arizona. He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard from 1970 to 1976. Don has been a resident of Colorado for over 45 years.