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.
CA Chapter, ASFMRA Welcomes 2017-18 Board of Directors
Congratulations to the CA Chapter ASFMRA Board of Directors whose term will run October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018. The board will be installed at the Installation & Awards Dinner on October 12, 2017 at The Cliffs Resort as part of the 2017 Fall Meeting.

President – Dan Whisenhunt, AAC, MBA; Agcom, LLC/Dan Whisenhunt Consulting, Turlock
President-Elect – JoAnn Wall, ARA; Above and Beyond Real Estate Services, Inc., Templeton
First Vice President – Martin Seanez, ARA; Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc., Fresno
Second Vice President – Jim Pisani, ARA; Farm Credit West, Woodland
Board Member 2nd Year – Ken Peters, AFM; Capital Ag Property Services, Fresno
Board Member 1st Year – Mike Merkley, ARA; American AgCredit, FLCA, Fallon, NV
Immediate Past President – Tony Toso, ARA; Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc., Hilmar
Secretary/Treasurer – Peter Holmes, AAC; Valley Ag Loans, Inc., Woodland

Please see the Chapter News page for a list of the 2017-18 Committee Chairs.
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!
Registration Open 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
2017 Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values Currently Available
The 2017 issue of Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values was released March 30 and is available for purchase in both electronic and hard copy formats. The cost per copy is just $25 plus sales tax (in California) and shipping is charged for hard copies. Order yours today!

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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