California Chapter of ASFMRA


The California Chapter was chartered in 1949 to empower rural property professionals by providing education and promoting ethical and professional standards. The Chapter promotes the professions of farm management, agricultural consulting, and rural appraisal by holding meetings for the exchange of ideas, conducting education, and holding its members to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. 

The Chapter prides itself on being an innovator in education, seminars, and resources for western agricultural professionals.  The California Chapter holds an annual Outlook Agribusiness Conference and publishes the highly acclaimed Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values, on an annual basis.

The Mission of the California Chapter: Empowering agricultural property professionals with education and expertise to provide premier valuation, management and consulting services.

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  • Investment in walnut research paying dividends

    Research to improve California walnut production goes back a long time, but continuing efforts have had significant impacts on crop production and profitability.
  • USDA steps up with help in California

    Devastating wildfires are ripping through the state. The agency offers $4 million to help farmers, ranchers and forest land owners

    The images of wildfires destroying homes in Northern California made it to national news, but the impact of those fires on agriculture is still being measured. Wineries, rangelands and farms took a significant hit too. USDA announced it will target $4 million to help farmers and ranchers in the region recover from the fires.

    USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will issue waivers for those interested in Environmental Quality Incentives Program to enable recovery work immediately. This is one of several disaster assistance programs available through the agency.

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