Arizona Chapter ASFMRA 28th Annual Spring Ag Forum

When:  Feb 29, 2024 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM (MT)

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7-Hour National USPAP Update - February 29 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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: Benjamin Wilson
Fees: $275 - Member/Non-Member
Location: PERA Club 1 East Continental Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282

28th Annual Spring Ag Forum - March 1 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The annual Ag Forum, presented by the Arizona Chapter of the ASFMRA, provides an overview of regional and national trends that impact rural real estate markets. The Chapter takes pride in offering a high-quality program at an excellent value and is particularly proud of this year's line­up. View the event brochure for full details.

This year's forum will open with a view to the larger economic picture and provide insight into demographic trends relevant to urban expansion into once rural areas. A global overview of state, regional, and national economic outlook will round out the economic presentations. The sessions that follow cover specific topics related to agriculture including Arizona agricultural industries and water cost trends impact. The early-afternoon sessions begin covering specific agricultural economic topics and impact of current water trends on farming. The day will conclude with presentations from Arizona Chapter members who report on current Ag Land and Lease trends in their areas of expertise. 

Those attending the Forum will come away with a more broad and robust understanding of current issues and trends that drive rural real estate markets in the southwest.

Time Event Speaker/Details
7:30-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:20 Trends in Central Arizona Real Estate Greg Vogel, Founder and CEO, Land Advisors Organization
9:20-10:10 State, Regional and National Economic Outlook Mark Manfredo, Professor, ASU W.P. Carey Morrison School of Agribusiness
10:10-10:20 Break
10:20-11:00 Impact of Water Costs & Future for Arizona Robert Van Hofwegen, Manager Electrical District #8 & PID
11:00-12:00 Agricultural Industries Panel Charlie Havranek, Moderator
12:00-1:00 Catered Networking Lunch
1:00-1:50 Mohave County: An Emerging Agriculture Market Janie Gatzman, ARA, Gatzman Appraisal and President CA Chapter of ASFMRA
1:50-2:40 Arizona Water Perspective and Update Joanna Allhands, Arizona Republic Opinions Digital Editor
2:40-3:00 Break
3:00-3:50 Farming in the Face of Reduced Water Deliveries Brian Rhodes, Cotton Farmer in Pinal County & Former Financial Wall Street Analyst
3:50-4:30 Ag Lands & Lease Panel Charlie Havranek, Moderator

Fees: $175 - Member/Non-Member
Location: 4340 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040

Mark Keller | 602-236-8164 |

Katelyn Johnson | 303-692-1224 |

*Full refund if cancelled within 48 hours of event.


AG Forum- Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 East Cotton Center Blvd
Phoenix, AZ