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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Farmland values begin to fall from record highs

Although this article does not pertain to the West, we usually follow what happens with farmland value trends from the Midwest to the Northwest.

Check out this article about farmland values dropping from their all-time highs from the link below.

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Eastern Idaho Farm – SOLD





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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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