Welcome to the Institute for Food and Agriculture

As an independent research facility, the Institute for Food and Agriculture (IFA) plays a vital role in helping California's agribusinesses meet the challenges posed by a changing and increasingly competitive world.


IFA is pleased to partner with the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) to offer a series of appraisal workshops.  These workshops are designed for current appraisers, those who are considering becoming appraisers as well as those who work with appraisals on a regular basis.  

Register Online at www.asfmra.org/education/education-calendar OR call the Institute of Food and Agriculture at 559.278.4405 OR email spheasant@csufresno.edu

Registration fees includes parking pass for all days, course materials, am/pm snacks, lunch on exam day only, and CE certificate.



Basic Appraisal Principles (a101)

4 Days / 28 Contact Hours; 2 Hour Exam

Counts toward appraisal license (QE)

February 19-22, 2019  (minimum 10 people to run)



Basic Appraisal Procedures (a102)

4 Days / 28 Contact Hours; 2 Hour Exam

Counts toward appraisal license (QE)

March 18-21, 2019  (minimum 10 people to run)



Basic Appraisal  Approaches

3 Days / 24 Contact Hours

Excellent refresher CE course; beneficial for practitioners and users of appraisals

May 7-9, 2019  (minimum 10 people to run)



Best Practices for Rural Property Appraisals

1 Day / 8 Contact Hours

Excellent CE course for Appraisers

May 10 subject to revised curriculum being ready (minimum 15 people to run)





Current Agribusiness Management Conference Proceedings Book

Past Agribusiness Management Conference