2019 Fall Meeting - Casa Munras, Monterey
October 1-October 4, 2019
The California Chapter Fall Meeting will be held at the charming Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa located in the heart of Monterey. The meeting will offer plenty of hours of CE plus activities to network with your peers in this beautiful setting. The Chapter will bring the 4 day Integrated Approaches to Value (A304) course to California and will offer the newly updated Packing, Processing and Cold Storage Facilities Valuation Seminar in addition to Personalities of Agriculture and Business and Financial Aspects of Agriculture. There will also be an Ag Tour and a social function where the annual Chapter Meeting and Installation of Officers will take place. To register on-line, Click Here

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Integrated Approaches to Values (A304)
October 1-October 4, 2019
This course is intended to satisfy the 30 hours of Subject Matter Electives required by the Appraiser Qualifications Board for Qualifying Education for Certified General Appraisers. The course is specifically designed to illustrate how all the approaches to value fit together in an appraisal, drawing from the body of knowledge taught in Cost Approach for General Appraisers (A301), Sales Comparison Approach for General Appraisers (A302), and Income Approach for General Appraisers, Part 1 (A303). The material will be presented primarily in the form of case studies, supplemented with lectures and class discussion.

Please Note: This course is designed to follow Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, the Cost, Sales and Income courses. It is assumed the student has already gained the level of knowledge and understanding that is taught in the lower level classes.

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Personalities of Agriculture & Business Seminar
October 1, 2019
What is the key to personal and business success? Many would say that interaction with, communicating with and developing interpersonal relationships with others is at the epicenter of success in life and business. That is Emotional Intelligence. Emotional intelligence is defined as: The capacity to be aware of, control and express ones emotions and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. To many the term emotional intelligence is foreign but should be understood by all. Personalities of Agriculture and Business will give you knowledge of emotional intelligence and why it is important.
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Join the Growing List of Sponsors for the 2019 Fall Meeting
October 1-October 4, 2019
Sponsorships are still available for the California Chapter 2019 Fall Meeting in Monterey. Add your name to the growing list of supporters for this years event!

Kefa Capital, Inc.
Runyan Appraisal Service
Farm Credit
Duarte Nursery
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Colliers International
Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc.
Rabo AgriFinance
Monte Vista Farming
Vineyard Professional Services, Inc.
Bergthold Ag Services
Schenberger, Taylor, McCormick & Jecker Inc.
Download: 2019 Fall Meeting Sponsorship Form.pdf
Financial Aspects of Agriculture Seminar
October 2, 2019
The linchpin of all of agriculture is in the numbers! This important course delivers the principles of important financial concepts that will be encountered in agriculture, such as return on investment, break-even analysis and the analysis of the lease versus purchase decision. Concepts of budgeting will lay the foundation for more complex studies of financial statements, further leading to an understanding of the purpose of financial statements and how to apply them to agriculture. This class is for everyone who is not a financial expert!
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Packing, Processing and Cold Storage Facilities Valuation Seminar
October 2, 2019
The objective of this seminar is to help students better understand the process of identifying and valuing packing, processing and cold storage facilities. Topics to be discussed include determining the highest and best use of a property; determination of the market area and how the subject relates to said market; the overall valuation process; USPAP items that must be considered when valuing such facilities; developing the cost approach, including the extraction of depreciation rates from the market; the sales comparison approach using the principle of substitution; and the income approach. The seminar will include class discussions and drill problems to help the students better learn, understand and incorporate techniques that will assist in the valuation of cold storage facilities both within the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California.
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2019 Fall Ag Tour
October 3, 2019
The Ag Tour is always a very popular event at the Fall Meeting. This year, the tour stops will include:
Ocean Mist Farms – Cooler and artichoke field tour
California Pajarosa Floral – Hydroponic rose growing operation
Gizdich Ranch – Lunch, tour and their famous homemade pie!
S. Martinelli & Company – Apple orchard tour and product tasting

Tour is approved for 8 hours of CE with BREA and ASFMRA.

Register early as space is limited!
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Round Table Breakfast Meeting - Chico
October 4, 2019
The next Round Table Breakfast Meeting has been set for Friday, October 4th at 8:30 am at Nash’s Restaurant (1717 Esplanade) in Chico. The guest speaker is Lisa Hunter, Water Resources Coordinator for the Glenn Groundwater Authority GSA. She will be speaking about the new GSA determinations and their effects on farmers. If you are not attending the Fall Meeting or will have already returned and are in the Chico area, this will be an interesting session. Please contact Kyle St. Louis at kyle.stlouis@gsfarmcredit.com with any questions. Remember, Round Table Meetings are open to anyone and RSVPs are not required. You are responsible for picking up the tab for your breakfast but there is no additional charge. Invite a colleague and tell them more about the California Chapter, ASFMRA!

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