Fernholz has been a real estate agent for 18 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Hamline University, and also currently operates a family farm in Lac qui Parle County. He is the owner of Fernholz Crop Insurance where he insures farmers' crops in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Fernholz is married and has three children. They live on the farm where he grew up just east of Madison, Minnesota.
Fladeboe Land specializes in both farmland and recreational land, offering auctions, listings, private sale negotiations, appraisals and consulting.