Showing posts tagged with “Management Consulting”

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…

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. 

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…

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;…

International Risk, Finance, & Insurance Conference

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

June 24, 2014

Bob Burden was a keynote speaker at the 3rd International Agricultural Risk, Finance, and Insurance Conference (IARFIC 2014) in Zürich, Switzerland. He discussed the role of non-traditional metrics in risk modelling. Non-traditional metrics are defined by the quality and quantity of the data available as well as the type and integration of the data…