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…

AgroNomics 2015 Conference

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

September 24, 2014

Don Hoover will be speaking at the AgroNomics - Vision for 2015 - A US Agriculture Investment Conference in Arizona at the end of October. AgroNomics is the largest gathering of rural property land experts in the US. The conference is hosted by the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). Don will be discussing the Obstruction…

Economic Impact of Agriculture - Lethbridge County

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

September 18, 2014

Our management consultants completed an evaluation of the economic impact of agriculture in Lethbridge County. The  economic impact study researched and analyzed the value of the County's agricultural activities and intensive livestock operations to the Alberta economy. Highlights of the report as presented to Lethbridge County council were featured…

Sustainability Modelling

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

September 16, 2014

Serecon is hosting technical workshops on sustainability modelling in Ontario this week. Our management consultants are talking about sustainability metrics for soil erosion, soil carbon, energy use, climate impact, and water quality.  Email Markus or Angela or reach them at 780-448-7440 to find out more about Sustainability Modelling. Alternatively,…

Land Value Trends Newsletter - 1st Half 2014

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

September 8, 2014

The Land Value Trends Newsletter for the first half of 2014 is now available. This edition includes: Alberta Farmland Values: Bubble or Bargain? Inflation; Interest Rates; Farm Revenue; Gross Domestic Product.  Sale Distribution: Provincial, Northern Alberta, Central Alberta; Southern Alberta. Re-sale Highlights: MacKenzie County; County of Barrhead;…