LOCAL FARM MANAGER EARNS HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL STATUS

Denver, Colorado — September 8, 2015—Garren Apple with Ag Pro Consulting, LLC of Meridian, ID has recently been awarded the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers@ (ASFMRA@).

Apple’s AFM designation demonstrate that he meets stringent education and experience requirements, has passed rigorous oral and written examinations, and maintains the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, competence, and ethics. He joins a select 36 percent of the ASFMRA membership who have received, and maintain through continuing education, the Accredited status.

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Simco Road 640

Price:

$640,000.00 – SOLD

Location:

The Simco Road 640 property is located in Ada County, Idaho six miles south of I-84 on the Simco Road Exit # 74 in Township 2 South, Range 4 East, Section 16.

 

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Understanding the Facts in Agriculture…

Most children, who are born in a city, usually don’t find out until later in life where their food comes from.

I’ve heard some children ask, “Does chocolate milk come from a brown cow?”

Or, “I never thought that most cereals we eat for breakfast are highly based on farm commodities grown in fields.”

These are typical day to day statements from our younger generations.

How can we better educate ourselves and those around us in agriculture?

Some Farm Facts provided by Food Producers of Idaho include:

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Idaho Farm Management and Real Estate – Ag Pro Consulting

If they gave an All-Around Cowboy trophy in his industry, Garren Apple, AFM would be a serious contender.

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Garren is the founder and owner of Ag Pro Consulting, LLC, one of the Northwest’s premier farm management and real estate firms. A Utah native, Garren leveraged the work ethic he learned growing up on a small farm to go on to earn multiple degrees, including an AA in Business Management, a BS in Advertising Communications from BYU-Idaho and an MBA from George Fox University.

Starting off his career at Wells Fargo Financial, Garren was soon pining for the agricultural sector. This led him to managing farms in the Northwest for approximately 25,000 deeded row crop acres and over 200,000 state and federal grazing acres. It was during this time that Garren began overseeing farm/ranch real estate sales and acquisitions, finally becoming a licensed real estate professional in 2007 and averaging $25MM-$40MM in real estate transactions annually.

In 2009, Garren would use his financial, real estate and agricultural fluencies to create Ag Pro Consulting, LLC. In this capacity, he is able to leverage all of his strengths by managing thousands of acres of row crop farmland, facilitating 100s of millions of dollars’ worth (quickly approaching the $1 billion-mark) of agricultural real estate transactions, as well as consulting on water rights issues, lease agreements, and irrigation project management.

 

Garren Apple recently earned his Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation with the society of ASFMRA and was a past trustee and current member of Leadership Idaho Agriculture (LIA).

Garren resides in Meridian, Idaho with his wife and children.


Ag Pro Consulting is a leading Idaho farm management and real estate firm in the northwest.

With several years of experience, we have managed, facilitated agricultural transactions, and provided ag-related consultation all over the northwest.

In doing so, it has always been our priority to do what is best for our Client’s needs.

  • Our goal is to achieve long-term relationships with investors, vendors and farmers in minimizing risk while maximizing returns.
  • Our experience in managing over $150-million in assets and facilitating over $200-million in real estate transactions provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to your personal needs.
  • Our robust relationships identifies most large growers throughout the northwest.

We employ, contract and rub elbows with knowledgeable staff on the ground working with local farmers and agricultural operations in most areas in the northwest.

These key relationships give us the region-specific knowledge that provides success in managing and acquiring farmland assets.

With our headquarters located in Idaho, we never tend to stray too far from our properties we are involved with.

Mission Statement:

We strive to be the northwest premiere provider of agricultural asset acquisition, and Idaho farm management service company.

Be known as a company of integrity and excellence in agribusiness services Achieve excellent performance for our clients, while developing long-term relationships that last a lifetime

Our Values:

  • We do what we say we will do
  • We are client focused
  • We strive to achieve our goals
  • We work hard and play hard
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