Showing posts tagged with “Management Consulting”

Yield Loss Due to Correctable Irrigation Inefficiency

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

November 8, 2017

With advances in aerial technology and drones, farmers are now able to view their fields and crops in different ways. The above picture is just one example. The photo displays an irrigated quarter section of silage corn that was captured from drone footage. As you can see, there are a number of ripples in the corn stand. These ripples were only present…

Sustainability in Field Crops

Tags: Management Consulting

October 16, 2017

The Serecon team has for many years been involved in numerous initiatives aimed at maintaining and improving the sustainability of agriculture. Once harvest wraps up, stakeholders across crop production value chains again start congregating to discuss and support efforts at continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability. Serecon will be participating…

Development Land & Holding Properties - Western Canada

Tags: Management Consulting, Valuations & Appraisals

August 23, 2017

Over the few years, Serecon has appraised dozens of development lands and holding properties in and around major cities in western Canada including Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer. Moreover, we have also completed urban fringe valuations in smaller centres such as High River, Okotoks, Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane,…

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…

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.   

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…

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,…

Serecon Scholarships

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

February 10, 2017

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

Emergency Disease Outbreak Plans

Tags: Management Consulting

February 7, 2017

Over the last six months, Serecon has been working in collaboration with other industry experts in developing Emergency Management Plans and Guidelines for Canadian livestock commodity groups and producers across Canada. This work is being conducted on behalf of the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC).  Emergency management plans and guidelines…

Saskatchewan Farmland Values Trend - 2016

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

February 1, 2017

Serecon's group of Valuation and Appraisal professionals have analyzed over 1 million acres of farmland in Saskatchewan alone the last couple of years. Our ongoing market research and analysis of agricultural land value trends indicates that properties throughout Saskatchewan have had varying levels of appreciation in 2016. The real estate marketplace…