Serecon Scholarships

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

March 5, 2015

Each year, Serecon donates two scholarships to students who are studying agriculture at the University of Alberta. Qualified candidates can apply to the following academic awards: The Ralph Ashmead Agricultural Economics International Award, which is in memory of the late Ralph W. Ashmead who was a partner with Serecon, has been offered since 2011.…

Saskatchewan Farmland Values Trend - 2014

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

February 11, 2015

An analysis of farmland transactions throughout Saskatchewan indicates that the land value of average quality cultivated land has increased an average of 7% in 2014. The market data shows that most of the gains occurred in the first half of 2014 while the marketplace showed a slowdown in the second half of 2014. This is largely due to decreases in…

Agricultural Valuation & Management Consulting Internship

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

January 28, 2015

Serecon is looking to fill a position that will involve various projects related to appraisal and general agriculture consulting assignments. Candidates should have an agricultural background and a sound understanding of the Canadian agricultural industry and communities. The position will involve numerous tasks including, but not limited to: Market…

Alberta Farmland Value Trends - Lethbridge County & MD of Taber

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

January 22, 2015

Our farmland valuation experts have analyzed the land value trend of irrigated properties near Picture Butte and Enchant, Alberta which are located to the north and northeast of the City of Lethbridge. Our research has indicated that the property values of irrigated parcels have appreciated substantially from 2010 to 2013 while the trend stabilized…

Saskatchewan Farmland Values - RM of Redburn

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

January 8, 2015

Land prices in the RM of Redburn, Saskatchewan which is about 30 km southwest of Regina and 30 km southeast of Moose Jaw continued to rise in 2014. Our agricultural valuation experts have found that the value of high quality farmland has risen 12% to 15% over the last twelve months. To find out more about valuing farmland in that area or farmland…

Farmers Adopting Sustainability Measures

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

December 29, 2014

Serecon and Bob Burden are featured in a Western Producer article which discusses the Canadian Field Print Calculator that was presented at the Alberta Barley Commission's annual meeting. The article notes that more food corporations are adopting sustainability programs as a consumer requirement to do business.  In doing so, the food companies…

Farmland Remains A Good Buy

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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.