California Experiences Record Setting Fall Meeting
The California Chapter, ASFMRA had a record setting Fall Meeting November 18th – 21st at The Cliff’s Resort in Pismo Beach. The ocean front hotel provided a beautiful setting for the meeting, which offered four full days of continuing education and programming. In addition to ASFMRA’s Introduction of Commercial Greenhouse Appraisal Seminar, the chapter’s long awaited FARMit (Farm and Ranch Management Industry Training) education was launched. Three of the program’s fifteen classes were offered at the meeting: Financial Aspects of Agriculture; Agricultural Property Transactions; and Succession Planning in Agriculture.

A new component of the Fall Meeting was a reception hosting more than 50 agriculture students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Students were treated to appetizers and a presentation on careers in rural appraisal, farm management and ag consulting. The were provided with information about the American Society and the California Chapter’s Internship and Scholarship Programs and had time to talk with chapter members about future career opportunities. The standing room only crowd was proof positive that this program will be expanded to other parts of the state! Read the full article...Fall Meeting Article_12.4.14.pdf
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 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
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