Agricultural Farm Manager Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Agricultural Consultant, Agronomist, Professional Farm Manager, Rural Apprasier, Farmer, Agricultural Science, Management, Apprasial, Organic Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Apricots, Field and Seed Crops

Agricultural Consultant Agronomist
Professional Farm Manager Rural Appraiser
Farmer

Experience

Agricultural Consultant, House Agricultural Consultants, providing agricultural science, economics, management, and appraisal services, 1983—present
Farmer, 1987—present. Organic apples, peaches, cherries, apricots, field and seed crops
Corporation Secretary & Consulting Agronomist, Hannesson, Riddle & Associates, Inc., 1977—1983.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers
    American Society of Agronomy
    Crop Science Society of America
    Soil Science Society of America
    California Certified Organic Farmers
    California Farm Bureau

Accreditations

  • Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers, Certificate
  • Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg), American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops. & Soils, Ltd. Certificate
  • Certified Crop Advisor CCA), American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops. & Soils, Ltd.
  • Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers, Certificate
  • Certified General Appraiser, State of California License

These credentials have continuing education requirements with which I am in compliance.

Education

B.S., Crop Ecology, University of California, Davis, 1975, with Honors
Numerous courses from the University of California Extension in agricultural economics, crop management, real estate, & hazardous waste management
Courses of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers: Principles of Rural Appraisal

Advanced Rural Appraisal Eminent Domain
Report Writing School Economics of Farm Management Principles of Farm Management Standards and Ethics
Permanent Plantings Seminar
Standards and Ethics for Farm Managers ASFMRA Code of Ethics
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

Courses of the Appraisal Institute:

Basic Valuation Procedures
Real Estate Statistics and Valuation Modeling Advanced Income Capitalization
Valuation of Conservation Easements Certificate Program Condemnation Appraising: Principles and Applications Appraising the Appraisal

Expert Witness Court Testimony

Superior Court Qualified Expert Witness in the following California counties: Alameda, Colusa, Kern, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Yolo
United States Tax Court Qualified Expert Witness
United States Bankruptcy Court Qualified Expert Witness
A list of depositions and trial appearances is available upon request

Awards

CCOF Presidential Award, California Certified Organic Farmers, February, 2001
Meritorious Service in Communications, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, November 2004
H.E. Buck Stalcup Excellence in Education Award, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, October, 2011

Appointments & Activities

  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of California, Davis, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Courses ARE 140 Farm Management; ARE 145 Appraisal of Farms and Rural Resources. 2015 to current
  • Instructor, “Principles of Farm Management”, an Internet course of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 1996 to 2007
  • President, California Chapter American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers 1994— 1995; Secretary-Treasurer, 1984 to 1990
  • Board of Dírectors, Yolo Land Trust, 1993—2001
  • Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Yolo County Chapter 1987—1989 H Member, Yolo County Right to Farm Grievance Committee 1992—1995
  • Vice Chairman, Management Education Committee, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 1998—2000 (committee member since 1986)
  • Yolo County LAFCo Agricultural Forum LESA subcommittee, 1999
  • California Certified Organic Farmers: Treasurer of the Board of Directors, 1998—2003; Executive Director, 1999-2000; Member of the Finance Committee, 1998-current
  • CCOF Foundation Going Organic Program, Management Team member 2006-2012
  • USDA Organic Grant Panel member, Washington, DC, 2002
  • City of Davis Open Space and Habitat Commission, 2006—2016, Chairman, 2007-2009
  • Member, Fruit Orchard Technical Advisory Group, Filoli Gardens, Woodside, California
  • Member, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Program Steering Committee, University of California Cooperative Extension, Yolo and Solano
  • Counties, California, 2008-2013
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