Outlook 2018 Agribusiness Conference March 19-22 in Visalia
Make plans now to attend the one annual agribusiness conference that is a MUST for anyone working in California agriculture. With a number of continuing education course opportunities, a full day Ag Tour, the California Classic BBQ plus the release of this years edition of Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values, the Spring Outlook Conference is not to be missed. Topics being covered this year include Ag Labor, Cannabis, Investor Activity in Agriculture, Water and updates on Nuts, Dairy, Beef and Vineyard/Winegrapes. Watch for registration to open soon!
California Water & Agriculture Seminars to be Offered January 17 & 18
After a very successful first offering of the chapters Water Seminar in October at the Fall Meeting, the Appraisal Education Committee felt that additional offerings were needed to allow those who were unable to attend in Pismo Beach the opportunity to get the information closer to home. The California Water & Agriculture Seminar – SGMA/SB88, which drew rave reviews at the Fall Meeting, will be offered on Wednesday, January 17th at the Holiday Inn Swan Court Conference Center in Selma and on Thursday, January 18th at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi. The seminar was developed by the California Farm Bureau Federation and is facilitated by their Associate Counsel, Jack Rice. The four hour seminar is approved for CE hours with ASFMRA and BREA. Download the registration brochure for complete information. Online registration is available at asfmra.org.Water Seminars Registration Brochure_0118.pdf
Reserve Your Space in the 2018 Trends Book Today!
Sponsors are encouraged to reserve their space in the 2018 Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values early. This highly regarded publication has become an invaluable resource to thousands of users and space is selling more quickly each year. Contract pricing remains unchanged, starting at under $400 for a business card size ad! Click on the button to the right to place your order on-line.
Become a Member of the American Society
Are you an agribusiness consultant, farm manager, or rural appraiser looking for resources to expand your business and broaden your expertise? The California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers empowers agricultural property professionals with the education and resources to meet the complex challenges of modern agriculture, as well as offering invaluable professional connections. Follow the link below to learn more about membership in ASFMRA!
Still Time to Register for Conservation Easements in February - Sacramento
The Valuation of Conservation Easements and Other Partial Interests
February 6 - 8, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites - Sacramento

This hands-on, how-to 3-day seminar addresses the generally accepted principles and procedures to value partial interests (not fractional ownership interests, but something less than the fee bundle of rights). The seminar provides an overview of the differences between conservation easements prepared under USPAP, UASFLA/Yellow Book and IRS requirements – and their application to partial estate valuations. Other partial interest examples and case studies encompass highway right-of-ways, power lines, pipelines and navigation easements that demonstrate how to solve complex valuation problems and report their results.

Instructors: Justin Bierschwale, ARA and Brent Stanger, ARAConservation Easements Registration Brochure.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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      of Ken Dodderer
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