CA Chapter Contributes to CNBC Article - What almond growers want this year: Rain and Bees
Just when almond growers and other California farmers were hoping for rainfall relief this year, the almond industry is concerned the persistent cold, wet weather brought on by El Nino might dampen pollination activity and potentially trigger lower crop yields. See full article...
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/26/prices-of-mighty-almonds-down-amid-el-nino-related-cold-rain.html
Register Now for Outlook 2016 Agribusiness Conference!
Don't miss Outlook 2016 - California's Premiere Agribusiness Conference scheduled for April 4 - 8 at the Marriott Hotel/Visalia Convention Center. The schedule for the week will include:

Monday, April 4 -
Federal and California State Laws & Regulations Course
Employee Relations in Agriculture I (FARMit* Class)

Tuesday, April 5 -
7 Hour USPAP Update
Communications in Agriculture (FARM*it Class)

Wednesday, April 6 -
Succession Planning in Agriculture (FARMit* Class)
Technology Applications in Appraisal - Google Earth
California Classic BBQ & Scholarship Auction

Thursday, April 7 -
Outlook 2016 Agribusiness Conference & release of Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values

Friday, April 8 -
Technology Applications in Appraisal - Google Earth

Register today on the Meetings/Classes page.

*Farm and Ranch Management Industry TrainingOutlook 2016 Conference Brochure.pdf
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:

Offerings of USPAP Update 7-Hour (Based on the Newly Released Version of USPAP 2016-17)
• 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

March 7 - 2016 Nor Cal AI Annual Spring Conference - DoubleTree, Modesto

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.
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.

 
      Photos courtesy
      of Ken Dodderer
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