Nor Cal AI 2020 Spring Conference
March 13, 2020
The Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute held its first Valley Seminar in 1970. Their modern version of the Valley Seminar became known as the Spring Conference in 2000 and has taken place each spring at the Modesto Center Plaza since 2006. This event continues to evolve each year, with expanded breakout sessions to provide a greater depth of topics and the opportunity to hear from and connect with a variety of industry professionals including – regulators, practicing appraisers, attorneys, and brokers. It is the combination of quality and content which draws an increasing number of repeat and new attendees not only from the Central Valley but from the greater Bay Area and beyond! See the Conference Brochure for full details.
Outlook 2020 Agribusiness Conference
March 23-March 26, 2020
The Outlook 2020 Agribusiness Conference and release of the Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values report will be held at the Visalia Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The schedule for the week will include:

March 23 - Federal and CA Statutory and Regulatory Law for Real Property Appraisers
March 24 - 7 Hour USPAP Update for 2020-21
March 24 - Student Reception/Young Professionals Event
March 25 - Best Practices for Rural Property Appraisals Seminar - Updated!
March 25 - Spring Ag Tour (Citrus - Dairy - Pistachios)
March 25 - California Classic BBQ & Foundation Scholarship Auction
March 26 - Outlook Agribusiness Conference / California Agriculture: Water Issues, Commodity Markets and Land Value Trends

Register on-line

See the Conference Brochure for complete details.
Download: Outlook 2020 Conference Brochure.pdf
Technology Applications in Appraisal - Google Earth
April 29, 2020
This seminar will provide an introduction to the mapping tools of the trade. With a focus on Google Earth, it will delve into the many ways that this product can be used in the appraisal profession. It is designed to provide specialized training on the many functions of Google Earth and how and why it can improve your efficiency. Students will learn the fundamentals, advanced operations, file system, layer system, data management and data applications associated with the Google Earth program and will leave with knowledge and recourses needed to implement the tools provided into their appraisal practice.

The classroom presentation is a combination of PowerPoint presentations, class discussions and interactive demonstrations. A case study will focus on how to efficiently export MLS data to Google Earth. Participants will have access to the Google Earth layers discussed and demonstrated.

Course requirements: Laptop computer (iPads with Google Earth app will not work with the designed course); Google Earth Pro Installed on computer (free); Mouse. Internet Access will be provided.

8:30 am - 3:30 pm (6 hours CE approved with ASFMRA and BREA)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - 1150 9th Street, Modesto
$249 Members / $299 Non-members
Register Online
Download: Google Earth Registration Brochure_4.29.20.pdf
Toolbox Topics Workshop - Highest and Best Use
May 7, 2020
Highest and Best Use (HBU) is often cited by reviewers as an area of weakness in appraisals.
While proficiency with HBU is fundamental to the appraisal process, it is a tricky concept. This workshop is designed to hone your understanding of the application of HBU analysis in the appraisal process. We will review key processes and methods of market analysis and highest and best use analysis as applied to real property appraisal. Using illustrations from rural real estate, the workshop utilizes examples to demonstrate how the processes can be applied.

Yosemite Farm Credit Training Room
800 West Monte Vista Avenue, Turlock

2:00 - 4:00 pm followed by Networking Social.
2 hours CE approved with BREA and ASFMRA.
Download: Toolbox Topics Workshop_HBU_Turlcok.pdf

Outlook 2019 - Trends in Agricultural Land and Lease Values

Outlook 2019 - Tree Nut Overview

Outlook 2019 - Economic Outlook-Ag & Beyond

Outlook 2019 - CA Dairy Industry Update

      Photos courtesy
      of Ken Dodderer
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