CA Chapter Contributes to CNBC Article - What almond growers want this year: Rain and Bees
Just when almond growers and other California farmers were hoping for rainfall relief this year, the almond industry is concerned the persistent cold, wet weather brought on by El Nino might dampen pollination activity and potentially trigger lower crop yields. See full article...
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/26/prices-of-mighty-almonds-down-amid-el-nino-related-cold-rain.html
Outlook 2016 Education Schedule Released
Mark your calendars now and plan to be in Visalia April 4 - 7 for the Outlook 2016 Agribusiness Conference. The Education Schedule for the week will include:

Monday, April 4 -
Laws & Regulations
Human Relations in Agriculture I (FARMit* Class)

Tuesday, April 5 -
7 Hour USPAP Update
Communications in Agriculture (FARM*it Class)

Wednesday, April 6 -
Succession Planning (FARMit* Class)
Technology Applications in Agriculture - Google Earth

Thursday, April 7 -
Outlook 2016 Agribusiness Conference

All events will be held at the Marriott Hotel/Visalia Convention Center. Registration will open soon.

*Farm and Ranch Management Industry Training
Nor-Cal AI Offers Discounted Pricing on Classes to CA Chapter Members
The Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute participates with the California Chapter, ASFMRA in offering discounted pricing for classes to members of each other's organization. Upcoming classes being offered by Nor-Cal AI include:

Offerings of USPAP Update 7-Hour (Based on the Newly Released Version of USPAP 2016-17)
• January 29 - Lafayette / Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
• February 26 - San Jose / Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA
• March 18 - Fairfield / Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA

March 7 - 2016 Nor Cal AI Annual Spring Conference - DoubleTree, Modesto

For additional details, visit: http://www.norcal-ai.org/education-events.php?view=looking-ahead
To register, visit: http://www.myappraisalinstitute.org/education/NorthernCalifornia.aspx />
The Nor-Cal AI office may be reached by calling (925) 932-7753.
2015 Trends - 25th Anniversary Issue
The 2015 Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values publication is available for sale in both hard copy and PDF formats. This year's book features a statewide perspective article in addition to a feature story spanning the twenty five years of the publication. Now at 112 pages, this resource tool continues to be the leading authority on land and lease value information for rural properties in California and Nevada. Order your copy today!
California Water & Irrigation District Maps
The Water & Irrigation District Maps published in partnership between the California Chapter, ASFMRA and the Ag Lenders Society of California are currently on sale 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

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

 
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