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SEW - Summer Education Week 2016

July 17-21, 2017
Omaha, Nebraska

Agronomics 2017

Vision For The Future

Your opportunity to network with the best and the brightest in the industry, stay up-to-date on the latest technology and address the ever-changing ag environment.


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… and so much more.


Young Professionals Network

The Young Professionals Network is your opportunity to get involved in the Society and take your career to the next level.

Regulators Said to Weigh Appraisal Change That May Spur Lending

As President Donald Trump seeks to knock down government constraints on business loans, U.S. bank regulators have tentatively agreed to ease an appraisal requirement that could help commercial real estate borrowers, said people familiar with talks among the agencies.

Regulators have decided the threshold for requiring appraisals on commercial property should be increased to $400,000 from $250,000, according to two people who asked that they not be identified because the discussions aren’t public. The threshold for residential real restate would remain at $250,000, they said.

ASA, ASFMRA and the Foundation to Hold Joint Conference on Yellow Book

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA), American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), and The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation) will hold a joint conference on the recently released sixth edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, commonly known as the Yellow Book, in Denver, Colorado on June 20-23, 2017.

Bill would change the way Nebraska's ag land will be evaluated

The bill, LB 338, was proposed by Gov. Pete Ricketts and introduced on his behalf by Sen. Lydia Brasch of Bancroft.
The bill is called the Agricultural Evaluation Fairness Act. It would base ag land values for property tax purposes on the land's income potential,
rather than sale prices, as is currently the case. Brasch introduced the bill Wednesday to the Legislature's Revenue Committee, and Ricketts was on hand to explain the bill.
"This is something that will not only be more fair to our farmers and ranchers, but is more standard across ag states," Ricketts said.

New Education from ASFMRA Coming Soon!

ASFMRA has quality education coming out this year that you should be aware of: 

  • Yellow Book course coming to Denver in June as well as at Summer Education Week in July, South Dakota will be offering Yellow Book in October.

  • Updated Valuation of Conservation Easements and Other Partial Interests will be offered at Summer Education Week in July.

  • We will be offering new seminars at Summer Education Week – Report Writing, Market Area & Industry Analysis and more!

North Dakota Chapter of ASFMRA Releases Annual Agricultural Land Price & Cash Rent Survey

The North Dakota Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) has released their 20th Annual Agricultural Land Price and Cash Rent Survey.

Forty land professionals across the great State of North Dakota contributed data to this year’s report, making it the most comprehensive report of its kind.  The report includes reported data from actual 2016 land sales and new or existing (multi-year) cash rental contracts.