Outlook 2016 Educaiton 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 after the first of the year.

*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:

Four Offerings of USPAP Update 7-Hour (Based on the Newly Released Version of USPAP 2016-17)
• December 10 - Modesto / Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
• 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

Seminar: Extreme Appraising – Valuing an Unstable Property in an Unstable Market
• December 3 – Oakland / Gary DeWeese, MAI

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.
Registration Now Open for January 2016 Education in California
The California Chapter has four education offerings scheduled for January 2016, bringing ASFMRA classes to California for appraisers, farm managers and consultants as well as two more of the new FARMit courses (Farm and Ranch Management Industry Training) that are currently being introduced. Review the course descriptions and instructor bios by clicking on the PDF link. On-line registration is available on the Meetings/Classes page.

January 12 - 15, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport - Natomas

January 12, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Fresno

January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Fresno

January 14, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites FresnoJanuary 2016 Education Offerings.pdf
2015-2016 Board of Directors Installed
California Chapter Board Members were installed October 1st during the chapter's Fall Meeting in Monterey. Serving the chapter in the coming year are: Dave Hamel, ARA - President; Tony Toso, ARA - President Elect; Dan Whisenhunt, AAC - First Vice President; JoAnn Wall - Second Vice President; Martin Seanez, ARA - Second Year Board Member; Jim Pisani, ARA - First Year Board Member; Mark Peterson, AFM, ARA, AAC - Immediate Past President; and Peter Holmes, AAC - Secretary/Treasurer. Thanks to the many who attended the Annual Member Meeting and Installation/Awards Dinner as well as to Nat DiBuduo, AFM who completed his service on the board and Dorothy Bell, ARA, who stepped down as Secretary Treasurer.
Sponsorships Now Available for 2016 Trends
Secure your space early for the 2016 issue of Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values. Sponsorships were at an all time high this year and space will be limited as we work to keep the editorial to advertising space balanced. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to be part of the number one source for rural land and lease value information for California and Nevada!trends_ratecard2016.pdf
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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      of Ken Dodderer
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