Farmland Remains A Good Buy

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting, Valuations & Appraisals

December 18, 2014

Serecon and Don Hoover are featured in a Western Producer article which discusses Don's presentation at the Informa Economics conference in Calgary earlier this month where he spoke about North American Land Value Trends (see earlier news post). The article also gives attention to our land value forecaster (see earlier news post) which Dave Weber…

Forecasting Land Values

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting, Valuations & Appraisals

December 17, 2014

Dave Weber is in Vegreville today at a Cargill AgHorizons workshop talking about farmland value and management trends. As part of his presentation, Dave is discussing our land value forecaster that predicts farmland values. The model analyzes different variables that influence agriculture within combinations of multiple regression. The key drivers…

Alberta Farmland Value Trends - East Central Alberta

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

December 10, 2014

Our team of accredited appraisers have researched farmland values in East Central Alberta near the Villages of Youngstown and Cereal. The farming area analyzed is located approximately 160 km north of Medicine Hat. Farm sales that occurred over the last year have indicated that crop land values have increased about 20% over the last year or approximately…

North American Land Value Trends

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting, Valuations & Appraisals

December 4, 2014

Don Hoover is at the Informa Economics conference today in Calgary presenting with Terry Longtin of Farmers National Company about North American Land Value Trends. The image is taken from the portion of the presentation that discusses the drivers of farmland values. To find out more about the presentation, email Don or call him at 780-448-7440. 

Alberta Farmland Value Trends - Wheatland County

Tags: Valuations & Appraisals

December 3, 2014

Our specialists in the business of agriculture have analyzed a benchmark property in Wheatland County which is located approximately 60 km east of Calgary. Research of the real estate transactions in the Strathmore area has indicated that cultivated land values have appreciated about 40% over the last three years or about 1% per month. Email Brad Slomp…

Always Looking for More Producers to try the Field Print Calculator

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

December 2, 2014

Serecon has been collecting farm practice data from producers across Western Canada.  This helps us beta-test and get feedback on the Canadian Field Print Calculator.  It also gives us a great start on developing regional benchmarks for the sustainability indicators.  So far, there are about 540 field-years in the database. Completing the data takes…

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

November 24, 2014

Bob Burden, Angela Pearson, and Markus Weber are in Ottawa this week attending and presenting at the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops which is hosted by the Canada Grains Council and Grain Growers of Canada. Serecon is acting as a secretariat to the Canadian Field Print Initiative which is measuring the sustainability of field crop production…

Manitoba Farmland Values Trend - RMs of Hamiota, Harrison, & Shoal Lake

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

November 11, 2014

Our agricultural appraisers have completed valuation analyses of farmland located in the RM's of Hamiota, Harrison, & Shoal Lake which is located approximately 75 km northwest of Brandon, Manitoba. Market activity in this area has indicated that land values have increased approximately 8% over the last year. To find out more about rural property appraisals…

Canadian Agriculture and Food Outlook Conference

November 5, 2014

Don Hoover will be speaking at the 18th Annual Canadian Agriculture and Food Outlook Conference in Calgary at the beginning of December. The conference is hosted by Informa Economics and the theme is "Timely Insights for Success in Challenging Market Conditions". Don will be discussing North American Land Value Trends. In addition, Don and others from…

Agricultural Appraisals in Saskatchewan

Tags: Valuations & Appraisals

October 22, 2014

Although we are based in Alberta, we have considerable coverage throughout western Canada. For example, over the last month, Serecon has researched and viewed about 200,000 acres of farmland in Saskatchewan for valuation purposes. Our work may be for a single quarter section containing 160 acres; a large crop operation with 10,000 acres; or a large…