FARMit - New Education from CalASFMRA
CalASFMRA's newest education program - Farm and Ranch Managment Industry Training (FARMit) - will be set to roll out at the Fall Meeting in November in Shell Beach. The complete program will include 15 classes that will be offered throughout the state at various times during the year. The education is geared toward the farm management and agricultural consulting professions, but many of the topics are applicable to anyone working in the agricultural industry wanting to learn more. Two to three classes are slated for the Fall Meeting -pending space availability at the hotel - and include Agricultural Property Transactions; Financial Aspects of Agriculture; and Succession Planning in Agriculture. For a complete list of FARMit class titles, see the Chapter News page.
California Water & Irrigation District Maps
The Water & Irrigation District Maps published in partnership between CalASFMRA and the Ag Lenders Society of California are now available. 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 being sold for $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
2014 Trends in Ag Land and Lease Values
The 2014 Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values publcation was released March 20th at the Outlook 2014 Agribusiness Conference in Fresno. An overview of the book was presented during the last session of the day by Ben Slaughter, ARA - Correia-Xavier, Inc. and Erik Roget, ARA, RPRA, AFM - UBS AgriVest, LLC where the books were handed out to all attendees. The 2014 issue is twelve pages larger than last year and now accounts for all California Counties plus the state of Nevada. The price per copy is $25 plus sales tax and shipping. (Note: A PDF of the Slaughter/Roget conference presentation can be downloaded from the Meetings Page).

The Mission of CalASFMRA:
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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