AgroNomics...VISION for 2016
A US Ag Investment Conference
October 26 - 31, 2015 • San Antonio, TX
In Conjunction with ASFMRA's 86th Annual Meeting

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AgroNomics, Vision for 2016

Agriculture, Energy, and Policy

A very successful offering of AgroNomics, Vision for 2016 was held October 26-31 in San Antonio, Texas. This conference brought together the most highly accredited rural property professionals and industry experts from around the country.

Outstanding speakers and program sessions offered a wide variety of topics. Session titles, and speaker names are listed below. A copy of their presentation is available for download if permission has been obtained from the speaker. Check back as presentations will continue to be uploaded as permission is received.

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General Session Presentations

The Natural Gas Landscape: Are we close to Harvest? Detlef Hallermann, PhD; Associate Clinical Professor, Texas A&M University
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Irrigation Technology to Address Farmers’ Varying Needs: Water Efficiency & Optimization, Improved Yields, and Reduced Runoff by Caroline McKinney; Product Manager – Irrigation; Trimble Navigation, Agriculture Division
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Commercial Wind Energy Development in the United States by Justin Bierschwale, ARA, MAI, MRICS - Real Estate Appraiser, Owner, Bierschwale Land Company, LLC
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EPA - The Threat to Agriculture by Gary Baise, Partner; Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC
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Protecting the Surface When Negotiating an Oil and Gas Lease in Texas by Judon Fambrouch,Senior Lecturer and Attorney at Law with the Texas Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
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Trends and Issues in World Agriculture by Parry Dixon, PhD.; ADM, Decatur, IL
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Land Report Deals of the Year by Eric O'Keefe - Editor - The Land Report
Presentation not available

A Legislative Update by Stephen Frerichs, AgVantage LLC
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Ag's Top Ten by Barry Flinchbaugh, Professor Emeritus; Kansas State University
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Bioenergy Opportunities: Assets of Land or Opportunistic Sources in Land Management by Mike Petter; Resource & Land Management
Download Mike's presentation - View Mike's Video

A Primer on the Evolution of the US Oil & Gas Lifecycle by Brandon Fos; Assistant District Manager for Halliburton in San Antonio and Seth Austin; District Technology Manager for Halliburton's San Antonio District
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Rapid Fire Case Study Presentations

Appraisal Foundation / Current Issues Around Standards and Alternative Standards by David Bunton
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USDA-Farm Service Agency-(FSA) Appraisals and Government Contracting by Thomas E. Dobbin, RPRA
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Disruptive Technologies - 2015 by Richard W. Gilmore, ARA
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One Appraisers View of Appraisal Techniques of a Cranberry Marsh by Ronald J. Rasmussen, ARA
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2014-2015 Rural Land Sale Price Trends by Cameron Stewart
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Regression Analysis in Rural Appraisal by Wendell C. Wood, ARA
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Supersized & Stinky by Mark A. Williams, ARA
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AG INNOVATION Presentations

Bayer CropScience Innovations by Eric Ifft; Bayer CropScience
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Climate/FieldView Improvements and Positive Changes by Will Mullenix and Ron Dunker; Monsanto
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The Ethanol Grain Quality Solution: Creating more value for corn growers and their local ethanol communities by Craig Abell; Syngenta
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New Innovations- Acuron Flexi Corn Herbicide by Bob Kacvinsky; Syngenta
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Do More With Less! by Tyler Fields; Valley Irrigation
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Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans by Luke Etheredge; Monsanto
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IRS Standards Panel / NRCS & USDA Conservation Easement Practices Presentations

Appraisals of Contributed Real Estate: IRS Requirements by Karin Gross, IRS Chief Counsel Supervisory Attorney
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Contiguous Family-Owned Parcel and Enhancement Rules by Jason Kristall, Attorney, Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel
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Estate Tax Conservation Easement – §2031(c) Special Use Valuation - §2032A by Theresa Melchiorre, IRS Attorney
Download Theresa's presentation

Additional IRS Panel Files are available on AgProLink for meeting attendees.

NRCS Files

NRCS / USDA Conservation Easement Practices Presentation by Richard Ramsey, National Appraiser; Jeremy Stone, National Program Manager Agricultural Land Easements and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program; and Jeff Williams, National Program Manager Healthy Forests Reserve Program and Wetlands Easement Specialist
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NRCS ACEP-ALE Appraisal Specifications and Scope of Work

Wetland Reserve Easement (ACEP-WRE)

Appraisal Specifications for Appraising Real Property for the Healthy Forests Reserve PRogram (HFRP)

Specifications and Scope of Work for Appraisals of Real Property for the Emergency Watershed PRotection Program Floodplain Easements (EWOO-FPE)

AgroNomics, Vision for 2016 - Is a "Must Attend" conference for everyone involved with Purchasing Agricultural Property, Managing Land, Appraising and Valuing Rural Assests, or Selling Farm Land and Rural Property.

Thank you to our AgroNomics Sponsors:



Pioneer Logo Texas Chapter - ASFMRA Logo Syngenta Logo
Monsanto logo    


Bayer Logo




Farm Credit Logo LG Seeds Logo Valmont Irrigation logo
Rabo AgriFinance LogoGranular logo United Soybean Board logo


Crown Appraisals Logo DTN Logo Ellingson Drainage Logo
IntelliAir Logo Mid States Farm Management Company logo Truax Company Logo
Wyffels Hybrids Logo Runyan Appraisal Service logo Pfister Seeds Logo
Halderman Farm Management Logo Farmers National Company logo Farm Credit Bank of Texas
USDA-NASS Logo  LLC logo Runyan Appraisal Service logo
Reinke logo AgProfessional Logo New Mexico Chapter-ASFMRA Logo
MidSouth Chapter-ASFMRA logo KeyLock Solutions Logo LandOwner Logo
Ecosystem Services Exchange logo USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services logo Trimble Logo
AgriData, Inc. Logo Lands of America Logo AgWare Logo
Kansas Chapter ASFMRA Logo FBS Systems, Inc. Logo North Carolina Chapter ASFMRA Logo
Northeast Chapter ASFMRA Logo Kentucky Chapter ASFMRA Logo South Dakota Chapter ASFMRA Logo
The Land Report Logo Iowa Chapter ASFMRA Logo Wonderful Agricultural Management Logo
CGB AGRIfinancial Services Logo Colorado Chapter ASFMRA Logo Wisconsin Chapter ASFMRA Logo
Crop Production Services Logo Washington Chapter ASFMRA Logo Minnesota Chapter ASFMRA Logo
Idaha_Utah Chapter Logo Illinois Chapter ASFMRA Logo Midwest Insurance Corporation Logo
Hertz Farm Management logo

AgroNomics Attendees farm management Young Professional Network vineyards

For more information about this conference, contact ASFMRA at or call 303-692-1227

Agriculture continues to evolve based on the continuing changes in Energy and Policy.

Solar, Wind, Fracking, Bio Mass...just a start on the evolution of energy.

Nitrogen Management & Regulations, Surface Disruption, Infrastructure Changes. Position yourself to stay competitive.


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Exhibitors and Sponsors

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Telephone: 303-692-1215