2024 Montana Chapter Meeting | Winter Real Estate Roundup

Starts:  Feb 6, 2024 01:00 PM (MT)
Ends:  Feb 8, 2024 04:00 PM (MT)

Tuesday, February 6th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For Land's Sake

Annual For Land’s Sake presentation on Montana land market values, statistics, & trends. This four hour seminar will provide a detailed summary of the Montana rural real estate market and report findings in  combination with historic research maintained by Norman C. Wheeler & Associates since the 1980s. Additionally,  Jerome Chvilicek with Hall and Hall’s management group, and Nic De Castro, Founder & CEO of Land Trust, will present on lease development and management.

Wednesday, February 7, 2023

AM Session – Water, Weeds and Woods

8-10 AM: Stream Restoration and Management –Ryen Neudecker, Trout Unlimited

- Overview of watersheds and history of trout management in MT

- Restoration plans and prioritization

- Project case studies: stream restoration, riparian revegetation, fish passage, - grazing management, water conservation, irrigation upgrades

- Permitting, monitoring and benefits summary

- How the projects are potentially impacting land values

10-11 AM: What’s a weed got to do with it? - Josh Wagoner, Early Detection, Rapid Response Coordinator, MT Dept. of Ag

- Noxious weed management: prevention, containment and control

- High priority new invaders

- Efforts across the state, areas of infestation

- What appraisers should look for when judging land and management quality

11 AM-12 PM: I Speak For the Trees – Brian Vrablich, Regional Manager, American Forest Management

- Forest health, fuels reduction, treatment options and cost variables

- Determining factors on trees and health and impact on value

PM Session – Six Recent Appraiser Lawsuits and The Lessons From Each

1-4 PM: Six Recent Appraisal Lawsuits and the Lesson from Each – Peter Christiansen, Christiansen Law Firm

4-5 PM: Montana Board of Real Estate Appraisers Roundtable Discussion - Peter Christiansen, Pete Fontana, & Mike McDonnell

Fee: Half Day - $120 Member/$150 Non-Member | Full Day - $200 Member/$260 Non-Member

Thursday February 8, 2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

The underlying theme of all sections are USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. Discussion will focus on specific USPAP revisions and afford you the opportunity to apply this information through case studies and a review of frequently asked questions and responses of various USPAP topics. The material emphasizes the role of the appraiser, the appraiser's impartiality associated with this role, and helps clarify concepts such as scope of work and when USPAP applies. The special responsibilities of the appraiser with regard to impartiality are explored in detail.

Instructor: Dennis Badger

Fee: $225 Member/$250 Non-Member

*With registration, please select if you want printed or digital material. All materials will be included with your registration fee.

Best Western Plus – GranTree Inn
1325 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59718
Room Rate:  $129
Cut-off Date for Reservations:  01/13/2024
Booking Code:  3712 or American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Online Reservation Link:  https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.27064.html?groupId=E99UT5T0

Wade McAlpine | info@montana.asfmra.org

Katelyn Johnson | 303-692-1224 | KJohnson@asfmra.org


Best Western Plus- Gran Tree Inn
1325 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715