Serecon Scholarships

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

February 4, 2016

Congratulations to Kennedy Schultz and Jiaoping Wang who were awarded the Serecon Leadership Scholarship and the Ralph Ashmead Agricultural Economics International Award, respectively.  Kennedy and Jiaoping have had superior academic achievements at the University of Alberta. Serecon is happy to help these students in pursuing their goals. The Serecon…

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors

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

January 27, 2016

Brad Slomp will be discussing Alberta Farmland Values before the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) on March 11 at the Farm Credit Canada office in Calgary. He will discuss long-term and recent trends in farmland values throughout the province as well as ownership trends, drivers of land value, and projections. Email Brad to find out more…

Alberta Farmland Values Trend - MD of Taber

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

January 6, 2016

Data analysis by our valuators has indicated that irrigated farmland property values in the MD of Taber, which is located approximately 50 km northeast of Lethbridge, Alberta increased approximately 15% in 2015. The values are largely driven by row crop farmers wherein irrigation has assisted with creating strong yield production. For a specific…

Agricultural Valuation and Management Consulting Internship

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

December 10, 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…

Saskatchewan Farmland Values Trend - RM of Flett's Springs

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

December 8, 2015

Agricultural appraisal work completed in the RM of Flett's Springs; which is located near Melfort, Saskatchewan; has indicated that farmland in that area has continued to appreciate in value in 2015. Our analysis of the real estate market near Melfort indicates that rural cropland has appreciated approximately 7% over the last year.  To find out…

Canadian Field Print Initiative

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

November 30, 2015

Markus Weber discussed the Canadian Field Print Initiative with The Western Producer. He discussed the indicators utilized to measure environmental gains stemming from improved agricultural practices as well as the opportunities that the program should provide to farmers. The image included illustrates an example of an indicator for Canola Efficiency…

Jim Robinson Joins FNC Serecon

Tags: Farm Asset Management

November 19, 2015

Jim Robinson has joined the team at FNC Serecon to lead the business development of the new venture.  His background is business development, marketing and consulting in both the agriculture and technology sectors.  Jim has worked extensively with Serecon in the past and is happy to be back with the team. FNC Serecon provides peace of mind for families…

Alberta Farmland Values Trend - Mountain View County

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

October 30, 2015

Our farmland valuators have studied real estate transactions of quality cropland in Mountain View County, Alberta which is located approximately 40 km north of Calgary. The agricultural appraisal research found that property in the area appreciated 15% from mid 2013 to mid 2015. This equates to a monthly increase of just over 0.5%. To find out more…

Surface Rights Issue: What's Growing?

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

October 16, 2015

Serecon presented at the 2015 Alberta Expropriation Association Fall Conference. Glen Doll gave a presentation about "Surface Rights Issues: What's Growing?".  The discussion related to the pipelines, power line, and oil and gas activity as they relate to the Surface Rights Act. Specifically, Glen spoke about environmental concerns, compensation,…

Manitoba Farmland Values Trend - RMs of Harrison and Hamiota

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

September 30, 2015

The appraisal team at Serecon have investigated rural property transactions in the Rural Municipalities of Harrison and Hamiota which are located northwest of Brandon, Manitoba and south of Riding Mountain National Park. The real estate market in this area indicates that cropland values have risen 13% from the summer of 2014 to the summer of 2015.…