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Source: California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers sent via AgPR--the news distribution service for agriculture

Woodbridge, Calif. (AgPR) Feb. 22, 2022 - "The SGMA Effect...What will it mean for California agriculture?" is the theme of California's premiere annual agribusiness conference - Outlook 2022. The conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel / Convention Center in Visalia on Thursday, March 24th. Presented by the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), Outlook 2022 and will feature a full day of impactful program sessions plus the release of the highly anticipated 2022 TrendsŪ in Agricultural Land & Lease Values report.

The morning sessions will kick off with an Economics Panel and discussion of how California agriculture will respond to rising costs and related pressures. This will be followed by commodity updates on the state's Nut and Winegrape industries. During the afternoon, a Water Panel will focus on the overview of forecasted water conditions, challenges and issues including the implementation of SGMA and its anticipated impact on land use, production and value. The 2022 TrendsŪ in Agricultural Land & Lease Values session will highlight the drivers behind rural land value changes in California and Nevada with regional breakout sessions digging deeper into the various geographic areas covered in the report.

"The California Chapter, ASFMRA is committed to bringing timely education, networking opportunities, industry updates and the latest land value trends to the agribusiness community" said Todd Combs, ARA, Chair of Outlook 2022. "This is California's premiere agribusiness conference and is recognized as an incredible gathering of industry professionals who care about the future of agriculture. You will be hard pressed to find this much valuable information available in a single day event anywhere."

Outlook 2022 Conference topics and speakers:

Economics: Roland Fumasi, Ph.D. - Rabobank RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness; Dr. Daniel Sumner - UC Agricultural Issues Center

Nut Industry: Jim Zion - Meridian Growers

Winegrape Industry: Karl Lehman - Allied Grape Growers

Water: David Orth - NewCurrent Water and Land, LLC; Scott Hamilton, Ph.D. - Hamilton Resource Economics

Ag Land Trends: Todd Combs, ARA - American AgCredit; Josh Mendrin - The Mendrin Group

The Outlook 2022 Agribusiness Conference is open to the public and preregistration is requested by March 11th. Pre-conference activities (March 22 - 23) include the 7-Hour USPAP Update course required by licensed California appraisers, the Appraisal of Lifestyle and Trophy Properties seminar, a student reception, California Classic BBQ and full day Ag Tour.

Click here to download a copy of the conference brochure with complete details and registration fees.

Questions may be directed to the California Chapter, ASFMRA Office at (209) 368-3672 or to

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