Carl Evers, Jr., AFM - Farm Manager of the Year

Carl Evers, Jr., AFM was named the California Chapter, ASFMRA Farm Manager of the Year at the Outlook 2019 Agribusiness Conference. Carl is the COO – Western Permanent Crops with Hancock Farmland Services in Turlock and has vast experience in directing property operations, acquisitions, leases and sales across the US. Carl holds the Accredited Farm Manager designation and is a strong proponent of the ASFMRA having been a member for over twenty years. He values the importance of having all of his farm managers join the organization and become accredited members.

Darrell Atkinson, AFM, AAC - Agricultural Consultant of the Year

The California Chapter, ASFMRA Agricultural Consultant of the Year honor was awarded to Darrell Atkinson, AFM, AAC. Darrell is a long-time member of the ASFMRA and holds both the Accredited Farm Manager and Agricultural Consultant designations. He is the principal of Atkinson Consulting Services in Bakersfield and served as President of both the California Chapter and National ASFMRA. Through his in-depth knowledge of agriculture and the financing of agriculture, Darrell has helped many clients with financial, business structure and marketing decisions over the years and his service to the industry has been exemplary.

Steve Runyan, ARA - Agricultural Appraiser of the Year

The California Chapter, ASFMRA Agricultural Appraiser of the Year was awarded to Steve Runyan, ARA at the Outlook 2019 Agribusiness Conference. A long-time member of the ASFMRA, Steve holds the Accredited Rural Appraiser designation and is widely recognized as an expert in the field of rural valuation. Steve has served as both President of the California Chapter and the National ASFMRA organization as well as on many boards and committees throughout his career. He is the principal with Runyan Appraisal Service located in Bakersfield.

2019 Fall Meeting Sponsorships Available

Sponsorships for the California Chapter 2019 Fall Meeting which will be held at Casa Munras Garden Hotel in Monterey are now available. Thank you to Farm Credit who has already committed! There are plenty of opportunities to associate your name/company with the Annual Meeting and popular Fall Event from name badge lanyards, networking breaks and meals to ag tour transportation, giveaways, the Board of Directors Meeting, and more. Review the Sponsorship Form and if you do not see something you like, we can create a new opportunity specifically for you! Download the Sponsorship Form for details and call the Chapter office at (209) 368-3672 with any questions.
2019 Fall Meeting Sponsorship Form.pdf

Sponsorships Available on Digital Water Map

A limited number of sponsorships are available on the new digital water map that has been created as a partnership between the California Chapter, ASFMRA and AQUAOSO Technologies. This is an exciting new product that in the ever-changing world of water for agriculture in California, is sure to be an incredible tool! Order your space now as a Logo Sponsor or County Sponsor. Availability is limited and is being sold on a first come first serve basis. Click on the link for full details...

Free Digital Water Map

The California Chapter announced the official launch of a FREE Digital California Water Map in January! Completed in partnership with AQUAOSO, the map is an important element in both groups efforts to assist the broader California agricultural community. The free map includes California information at the county, water district, GSA, and groundwater basin priority levels. While the current data in the map is public information, this is the first free digital water map with this information compiled together in one easy to use location. Additional data will be added moving forward as AQUAOSO continues to assist the agricultural economy in identifying, understanding, monitoring and mitigating water related risks.

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Join ASFMRA - The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals

Are you an agribusiness consultant, farm manager, or rural appraiser looking for resources to expand your business and broaden your expertise? The California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers empowers agricultural property professionals with the education and resources to meet the complex challenges of modern agriculture, as well as offering invaluable professional connections. Be part of the most exceptional group of agricultural professionals in the nation and become a member of ASFMRA today!

Order California Water & Irrigation District Maps

Don't miss the opportunity to order your copies of the California Water & Irrigation District Maps published as a joint effort between the California Chapter, ASFMRA and the Ag Lenders Society of California. The North Map covers the major agricultural areas from Shasta to Oakdale while the South Map extends from Stockton to Tehachapi. The maps are four color, double sided and are sold for just $10 each plus sales tax and shipping. Order on line or using the physical Order Form.
Water District Map Order Form.0314.pdf

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