Saskatchewan Farmland Value Trend - West Central Region

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

July 27, 2017

Market research in the west central region of Saskatchewan indicates that land values for good quality cropland has appreciated approximately 10% on average over the last six months. The analysis includes sales research in areas including, but not limited to, the general areas of Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Kindersley, Biggar, Outlook, and Davidson.…

Alberta Farmland Value Trends - Flagstaff County

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

July 12, 2017

Quality farmland in Flagstaff County, which is located approximately 120 km southeast of Edmonton, has experienced moderate appreciation in value over the last year. Appraisal analysis of property in that area indicates that productive agricultural land has increased about 7% in value from the summer of 2016 to the summer of 2017. To find out more…

AgriWorkforce Roundtable – Evaluating Compensation Solutions

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

July 6, 2017

Last week, Serecon was invited to attend the AgriWorkforce Roundtable, organized by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC), to present on findings on a wage rate survey conducted for the Canadian mushroom industry. The objective of the roundtable was to facilitate discussion of the opportunities and challenges experienced by the agricultural…

Alberta Farmland Value Trends - Vulcan County

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

June 28, 2017

Farm appraisal research in Vulcan County, which is located southeast of Calgary and north of Lethbridge, indicates that there has been strong market activity in that municipality over the last year. While the two prior years indicated a stable marketplace with limited market activity wherein land values were holding at a value threshold, the last 12…

Calgary & Area Appraisals

Tags: Valuations & Appraisals

June 21, 2017

So far in 2017, Serecon has completed the valuation of over 100 properties in Calgary and area which includes lands within Calgary, Chestermere, High River, Bragg Creek, Rocky View County, and the MD of Foothills. The appraisal and real estate consulting work ranges from the analysis of acreages, to farmland, to holding properties, to agri-businesses…

The Changing Structure of Farmland Ownership

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

June 7, 2017

Recent results from Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census of Agriculture have been released and provide an updated portrait of the Canadian agriculture industry.  Several key macro-level indicators provide insight into the status of the industry. Click here to find out more.   

Real Estate Coverage

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

May 16, 2017

In 2017, Serecon has analyzed the real estate market in the following municipalities. By the end of 2017, we are likely to complete work in your municipality if we have not done so already. Inquire with us to find out more about the value of real estate in your area: email Brad Slomp or call him at 403-216-2102.  Rocky View County Leduc County RM…

FNC Serecon - Provincial Ag Scene - Spring 2017

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

May 2, 2017

Transition Planning vs Succession Planning With Canada’s aging population, we are seeing an enormous transfer of wealth, one that will continue for years to come. Included in that population are farming parents, many of whose children have chosen non-farming careers and will end up inheriting all or part of the family farm. The term "farm succession…

Land Value Trends 2016: "steady as she goes"

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

April 13, 2017

Serecon has released the latest Land Value Trends newsletter, summarizing Alberta and Saskatchewan land sales in 2016.  In an effort to provide an analysis that reflects variances across the provinces, we have again included regional analyses. For complete details, please download the 2016 Land Value Trends newsletter now or check out the newsletter…

Don Hoover Receives AIA Lifetime Member Award

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

March 22, 2017

Congratulations to Don Hoover who recently received the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) Lifetime Member Award. He is the third person to receive the award in the history of the AIA.  Don became a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) in 1967. Fifty years later, Don’s career as a P.Ag. opened private industry consulting to agricultural economists,…