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Advanced Ag - June 2022
Wednesday, June 08, 2022, 8:00 AM to Thursday, June 09, 2022, 5:00 PM CDT
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Advanced Ag


June 8-9, 2022
8:00am - 5:00pm daily

The Park Event Center
Waite Park, MN


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Description:  Developed and instructed by the MAAO Agricultural Committee, Advanced Ag covers many unique challenges presented in assessing agricultural properties. The main goal of this course will be to instruct attendees and assist in developing the confidence to work with agricultural properties on a practical basis.  This advanced agricultural course will cover the following topics in depth:

1. The classification, split classification, and tools to use in determining agricultural classification.
2. Valuation strategies, rates, and tables to aid in the valuation of agricultural properties.
3. CER, CPI, ABC soil ratings, and how to utilize them. The emphasis will be on converting to CPI soil ratings.
4. Tips on determination and applying strategies regarding both functional and economic obsolescence for agricultural facilities.
5. Tips on valuing re-purposed agricultural buildings.
6. Determining the requirements for agricultural homestead and linkage of homestead properties under various scenarios.

MAAO Advanced Ag will be limited to a maximum of 48 registrants.  A minimum of 26 registrants is required to hold the course.

Credits:  Advanced Ag is a 15 hour, 2-day course. This elective course has been approved by the State Board of Assessors for 15 hours of continuing education. This course is approved as 15-hour Property Specific course required for AMA licensure; you must take the exam. You do not need to take the exam if you only need CEHs, in which case you will only receive 14 CEHs.

Instructor:  MAAO Ag Committee

Fee:  MAAO Member - $225.00, Non-Member - $330.00

Payment: Credit card only

Location: The Park Event Center, 500 Division St, Waite Park, MN

Prerequisite:  Basic Ag 101 recommended

Requirements:  None

Textbook:  Course materials will be provided in person during the course.

Hotel Group Rate: For your convenience, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn, 550 Division St, Waite Park for $119/night. Reservations are the responsibility of individual attendees and must be made by May 5th, 2022 to ensure the group rate. Reservations may be made by clicking here or by calling 320-640-7990 and referencing the group code MAAO.

Student Expectations:  This course includes 14 hours of classroom instruction during which students will be expected to participate in discussions, group activities, and coursework that may include but is not limited to reading, homework, problem solving, etc. both during and outside classroom hours.  There is also a 1 hour exam at the end of the course the student should plan to review for.  If alternative testing options are required, please contact [email protected] via email as soon as possible to discuss, and we will attempt to make reasonable accommodations.

Food and Beverages:  For student, instructor and employer convenience, lunch and a limited variety of refreshments and snacks are included in your registration fee for this course.

ADA Policy:  If you have a disability and may require some accommodations at any event, please notify us via email to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the course, and we will attempt to make reasonable arrangements.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation requests received prior to 8:00am five business days prior to the start of the course will be issued a refund, less a $30 administration fee. Cancellation requests received after this time or registrants who fail to attend the course are responsible for the entire fee.  If a registrant is unable to attend the event, a substitute from the jurisdiction that paid the registration fee can attend at no additional charge. Please send written notification of this change or cancellation requests to [email protected]. Although it is not the policy of MAAO to cancel a course or seminar, MAAO reserves the right to do so and provide a full refund if the minimum enrollment level is not reached. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the date of the course or conference. 

COVID-19 Considerations: MAAO is following the current guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. Each educational offering is subject to cancellation if mandated by the Governor or due to a change in COVID conditions. A 100% refund will be processed for any registrant due to a COVID-related cancellation. Attendance at any course is at the risk of the employer and attendee. MAAO will not be held liable.


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