Showing posts tagged with “Management Consulting”

Saskatchewan Farmland Values Trend - 2014

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

February 11, 2015

An analysis of farmland transactions throughout Saskatchewan indicates that the land value of average quality cultivated land has increased an average of 7% in 2014. The market data shows that most of the gains occurred in the first half of 2014 while the marketplace showed a slowdown in the second half of 2014. This is largely due to decreases in…

Agricultural Valuation & Management Consulting Internship

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

January 28, 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…

Farmers Adopting Sustainability Measures

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

December 29, 2014

Serecon and Bob Burden are featured in a Western Producer article which discusses the Canadian Field Print Calculator that was presented at the Alberta Barley Commission's annual meeting. The article notes that more food corporations are adopting sustainability programs as a consumer requirement to do business.  In doing so, the food companies…

Farmland Remains A Good Buy

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

December 18, 2014

Serecon and Don Hoover are featured in a Western Producer article which discusses Don's presentation at the Informa Economics conference in Calgary earlier this month where he spoke about North American Land Value Trends (see earlier news post). The article also gives attention to our land value forecaster (see earlier news post) which Dave Weber…

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…