Clift Land Brokers Donates to Area Schools

George Clift, ALC, owner of Clift Land Brokers, and Gary Sutherland, Associate Broker of Pampa, were in the area on Friday handing out checks to Miami and Canadian schools.  Several months ago, Clift Land Brokers was hired by Salem Abraham to sell the 12,160 acre Christie Ranch in Roberts County. Earlier this month, that ranch was sold to Travis and Kylee Chester.

“George and Gary did a great job selling the ranch” commented Salem Abraham, “and I think we all had fun working together.” George Clift said, ”After closing the ranch deal, Gary and I wanted to do something to give back to this area where the ranch was located. We feel it is important to help educate the next generation of leaders who will be in charge of agriculture in this area. This is a way we can help. We also enjoyed working with Salem and we know he and Ruth Ann share our concern for helping kids.”

A check in the amount of $4,000 was presented to the Miami High School FFA program. Two checks in the amount of $3,000 each were presented to the Canadian High School FFA program and to the Canadian High School FCCLA program.

Abraham said, “I think it is great that Clift Land Brokers helps out in the communities where they work. So often, we all see companies come to our community to make money, but they take the money they make here and give their donations back home. George and Gary recognize that our kids out here matter too, and I really appreciate that mindset.”

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Presentation to Canadian ISD (Back row, left to right) FFA Advisor Tonny Hamby, Gary Sutherland, George Clift, Salem Abraham, and FCCLA Advisor Paige Culwell; (front row) FFA’ers, Peyton Dockray and Emma Waters, and FCCLA’ers Allison Culwell and Lily Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Presentation to Miami ISD FFA (From left to right) George Clift, ALC, Donna Hale (Superintendent), Tucker Long (Ag Teacher), Gary Sutherland, Associate Broker, and Salem Abraham

Texas Wheat Producers Board Elects 2019-2020 Officers

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Clift Land Brokers, Bryan Clift was reelected to the Texas Wheat Producers Board, representing district one. The elected board members took an oath of service delivered by an official from the Texas Department of Agriculture as required by state law. Board members are elected by their peers from four districts across the state and are responsible for managing funds from a statewide wheat producer check-off of two cents per bushel. These funds are applied to wheat research, education and market development to provide additional value to wheat farmers across the state. For the full article click Here

29th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets

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Pictured from left to right: Greg Good, George Clift, ALC, Brady Cowan, Tom Benton, Jerry Schniederjan, Gary Sutherland, Sheldon Snyder, ALC

The 29th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets Conference was held in San Antonio, TX this year and our guys were excited to attend. This is a wonderful event that provides information on a variety of legal, economic, social, and natural resources issues influencing current land market dynamics.

CLB’s Annual Christmas in “October”

Christmas in October, I know it sounds uncanny, but if you really think about it, it’s actually quite brilliant! What better time to bring the family together than before the holidays consume all of our time? This year’s CLB Company Christmas party took place at the Coors Cowboy Club and included a wonderful steak dinner and some very competitive games.  George Clift presented the 2018 Sales Awards to the following Sales Associates:

Top Sales Agent – Sheldon Snyder, ALC

Top Auction Sales – Bryan Clift

Largest Transaction – Sheldon Snyder, ALC

Most Transactions – Eric Turpen

Ten Million Dollar Club – Hadley Perkins

Twenty Million Dollar Club – Sheldon Snyder, ALC

Thanks to these Sales Associates for all of their hard work in 2018, and Congratulations!

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(pictured from left to right: Hadley Perkins, Eric Turpen, Bryan Clift)

Brady Cowan Completes Auctioneer School

Sales Associate, Brady Cowan of Amarillo attended the World Wide College of Auctioneering this past September in Denver Colorado. He, along with 37 others, had an intense week of hands on training, covering all phases of auctioneering. Brady successfully completed the course of instruction and received his diploma in All Phases of Auctioneering, as well as being a Certified Bilingual Auctioneer. He has earned the honorary title of “Colonel” and we would like to congratulate Brady on his accomplishment.  Please feel free to call Brady and congratulate him at 940-733-9608.

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2018 USDA Land Value Report

Agricultural Land Values Highlights

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,140 per acre for 2018, up $60 per acre (1.9 percent) from 2017 values. Regional changes in the average value of farm real estate ranged from an 8.3 percent increase in the Southern Plains region (includes Texas (9.1% increase) and Oklahoma (5.3% increase) to 1.4 percent decrease in the Northern Plains region. The highest farm real estate values were in the Corn Belt region at $6,430 per acre. The Mountain region had the lowest farm real estate value at $1,140 per acre.

This report from the USDA is a 22 page report.  Read the full report here.

Land Transition Can Lead to Unintended Consequences

Land Transition Can Lead to Unintended Consequences
by Allan Vyhnalek, University of Nebraska Extensions

Grandpa and Grandma farmed. They retired. They had two irrigated quarters. They had two sons who had started farming operations themselves. So, their transition plan was to give a quarter to each of the sons at their passing. Grandpa passed away, followed by the Grandmother about a year or so later. The lawyer handling the estate was not given specific instructions about the transfer of the quarters. He just put number one and number two in a hat, the sons drew a number.

Then there were problems. Turns out that one quarter was nearly perfect. Good soil, highly productive, and had a good well. The second quarter was sandy, alkali spots, significantly less productive and had a well that was in trouble, actually sucked air at times. There was a huge argument about being fair. One son felt it was fair that each got a quarter. The son who got quarter two didn’t feel like he was treated equitably at all.  See Entire Article