2018 Fall Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are an excellent way to promote your business while supporting the activities of the California Chapter, ASFMRA. The 2018 Fall Meeting in Lodi has a number of excellent sponsorship opportunities available. Take a moment to download the Sponsor Form or call Suzie Roget at (209) 368-3672 for more information.
2018 Fall Meeting Sponsor Form.pdf

Kary Griffith - California Chapter Newest ARA

Congratulations to Kary Griffith, ARA, who earned her Accredited Rural Appraiser designation passing the comprehensive exam at the ASFMRA Education Week in Des Moines last month. Kary is an appraiser with Yosemite Farm Credit and has been a member of the American Society since 2012. She currently is serving as the Co-Chair of the Chapter Marketing Committee and will be recognized for her ARA at the national ASFMRA Meeting this fall in Chandler, AZ. Earning an ASFMRA designation establishes superior levels of qualification within each rural property discipline. It is a differential quality that strengthens credibility to the skill set, knowledge base and professional image of the individual. Congratulations, Kary, on this career milestone!

Nat DiBuduo Named 2018 Distinguished California Agriculturalist

Nat M. DiBuduo was honored at the Outlook 2018 Agribusiness Conference in Visalia on March 22nd as the Distinguished California Agriculturalist of the year. The award, recognizing an individual who has contributed in a significant and highly visible way to the betterment of California agriculture, is presented by the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) annually.

Nat DiBuduo is currently President and CEO of Allied Grape Growers, a marketing association with over 500 members who produce over 250,000 tons annually. Nat has been involved in agriculture all of his life, having worked with his family (Papagni Fruit Company) farming and developing vineyards in Fresno, Madera and Kern Counties through college. Nat and brother, Jerry, formed DiBuduo Farm Management (DLM) in 1978 where Nat stayed until 1984 at which time Jerry expanded and incorporated the company while Nat went on to work as Vice President of Pro Ag, a pioneering fully integrated pest management company. Ownership of DiBuduo Ag Services, an agricultural consulting firm, and employment with Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc. managing agricultural land throughout California and Arizona, were all part of Nats career journey prior to joining Allied Grape Growers in 2000.

Nat has received numerous commendations for his work and leadership in agriculture including being named one of the Top 50 Leaders in the California Wine Industry by Wine Business Monthly in both 2016 and 2017, receiving the 2014 Profiles in Leadership Award’ by the Agriculture Leadership Foundation, and being recognized by the California Association of Winegrape Growers as CAWG Leader of the Year in 2012, to name a few.

Nats career has always gone hand in hand with his support of the agriculture industry, his community, and his Alma Mater, California State University Fresno, further demonstrating his commitment and dedication to improving and promoting California Agriculture. He was appointed to the CSU Fresno Foundation Board of Governors, was past chair of the CDFA DP/GWSS Board, is a member of Friends of Fresno Fair, and served on the City of Fresno Mayor’s Advisory Committee. Nat is also a graduate of the California Agriculture Leadership Program Class VI and earned the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation with the nationally recognized American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

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! http://www.asfmra.org/membership/join

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. http://www.calasfmra.com/maps.php
Water District Map Order Form.0314.pdf

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      of Ken Dodderer
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