Austin Popken is the newest auctioneer, realtor and also part-owner of Brock Auction Company Inc. Austin graduated from South Dakota State University in May of 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Systems Technology and a minor in Agricultural Business. Within the next two months, he attended World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa and then was married to his wife Nicole (Rau) in July. Austin grew up on the family farm located west of Le Mars. His late grandfather, Dave Hawkins, had a collection of over 100 John Deere tractors that the Brock Team helped sell which was later featured on Fox Business in a show called Strange Inheritances.

I have been very fortunate to have an opportunity like this. Being a part of Brock Auction Company has been an eye-opening experience. Each and every day is a chance to grow, and I get to learn from the best in the business. I love meeting new people, and I am excited to see what the future holds.