FARMit - New Education from CalASFMRA
CalASFMRA's newest education program - Farm and Ranch Managment Industry Training (FARMit) - is set to roll out at the Fall Meeting in November at The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach. The complete program will include 15 classes that will be offered throughout the state at various times during the year. The education is geared toward the farm management and agricultural consulting professions, but many of the topics are applicable to anyone working in the agricultural industry wanting to learn more. The three classes that will be offered this fall include Agricultural Property Transactions; Financial Aspects of Agriculture; and Succession Planning in Agriculture. For a complete list of FARMit class titles, see the Chapter News page.
Registration Open for 2014 Fall Meeting
Register NOW for the 2014 Fall Meeting at The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach! CalASFMRA is pleased to offer four full days of education and programming at this year's meeting. Outgoing Chapter President, Nat DiBuduo, AFM, has worked hard to put together a program that offers something for everyone. The schedule includes education classes, seminars and a variety of other activities. You won't want to miss this year's Installation and Awards Dinner as well as Friday morning's program on Sustainable Agriculture followed by a tremendous Central Coast Ag Tour. We are also excited to be rolling out three of the new FARMit Program Education classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Get the complete program details in the Registration Brochure (see link). Make hotel reservations and register for the meeting by October 31st to received discounted pricing!2014 Fall Meeting Brochure.pdf
California Water & Irrigation District Maps
The Water no& Irrigation District Maps published in partnership between CalASFMRA and the Ag Lenders Society of California are on sale now! The North and South Maps provide coverage of major agricultural regions from Shasta to Tehachapi in full color and denote water, irrigation and reclamation districts in addition to the underlying roads, sections, townships and ranges. Printed maps are just $10.00 each plus sales tax and shipping. Click on the link at the right to purchase maps on-line or use the order form available here:Water District Map Order Form.0314.pdf
2014 Trends in Ag Land and Lease Values
Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values is the leading source for rural land value information in California and Nevada. With both recent and historical land values; reliable data; and comprehensive editorial coverage, there is a reason why so many professionals purchase this publication every year. The 2014 issue is twelve pages larger than last year and now accounts for all California Counties plus Nevada. The price per copy is $25 plus sales tax and shipping.

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John Duarte / Duarte Nursery

“Trends is an excellent marketing tool for our business and an asset to our client base. It brings prestige to our vocations as agricultural property specialists. Being involved in the publication since 1991 both as a contributor and ultimately an advertiser has brought nothing less than positive results.”
Randy Edwards, ARA, President – CEO / Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc.

“We often include information from the Trends book in our appraisal reports, and share the data with our clients. Everyone from owners to investors to real estate professionals find the data highly informative. The recent and historic statistics are very useful, but the overview/commentaries written by some of the most seasoned local experts can really be invaluable. The publication is truly an incredible resource.”
John Hillas, SRA, Managing Director / Valbridge Property Advisors

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for 2015. Promote your business or service in the only publication intent on providing extensive, accurate land and lease value data for agricultural properties in California and Nevada.trendsratecard2015.2.pdf

The Mission of CalASFMRA:
Empowering agricultural property professionals with education and expertise to provide premier valuation, management and consulting services.

 
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