Our Annual Christmas in “October”

CLB just celebrated another Christmas in “October” this weekend. October is a wonderful time to get our team together as we try and avoid the holiday rush in November and December. We celebrated this year at the wonderful Wolflin House where we enjoyed fajitas from Joe Taco, followed by a competitive corn hole tournament. Afterwards, George Clift presented the 2019 Sales Awards to the following Sales Associates:

Most Transactions – Eric Turpen

Top Auction Sales – Bryan Clift

Top Sales Agent & 10 Million Dollar Club – Hadley Perkins

Largest Transaction & 5 Million Dollar Club – Gary Sutherland

and not pictured but in the 5 Million Dollar Club – Greg Good

Congratulations to these Sales Associates for all their hard work in 2019!

CLB Christmas 2019

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.

Associates Receive RLI APEX Awards

 

March 18APEX-Award-Winner-logo, 2019 (Amarillo TX) – George Clift, ALC of Amarillo, TX, Sheldon Snyder, ALC of Dalhart, TX, Eric Turpen of Littlefield, TX, and Greg Good of Perryton, TX were recognized as a part of the 2018 APEX Producers Club by the Realtors® Land Institute at the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. These agents were recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe, at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 5, during RLI’s 2019 National Land Conference (NLC19) in Albuquerque, NM. In addition to the Top Producer Club, Sheldon Snyder, ALC was also recognized as a member of the 2018 Top 20 National Producers with over $37M in sales in 2018. READ PRESS RELEASE

Pictured from left to right: Eric Turpen, Sheldon Snyder, ALC, George Clift, ALC, Jeff Moon, ALC (AgWest Land Brokers) and Greg Good

Pictured from left to right: Eric Turpen, Sheldon Snyder, ALC, George Clift, ALC, Jeff Moon, ALC (AgWest Land Brokers) and Greg Good

Our Incredible Vanishing Farmland

https://www.drovers.com/article/our-incredible-vanishing-farmland

We lose three acres of farmland in the United States every minute. You read that right. Three acres every sixty seconds. This wakeup call comes courtesy of John Piotti, President of American Farmland Trust (AFT), who spoke about conservation and Farmland at the 2019 Trust in Food Symposium Jan. 15 and 16 in Chicago. “Over the last 20 years, we’ve lost 31 million acres of farmland—that’s equivalent to all the farmland in Iowa. That’s over 1.5 million acres a year, or three acres every minute,” Piotti says. READ ARTICLE

No Farms No Food

Land Broker Cooperative Announces Launch of Innovative Website

The Land Broker Co-Op has just launched an amazing website and we wanted to share their press release “The Land Broker Cooperative (the Co-Op) is pleased to announce the first website for land, farms and ranches for sale using a map-based view as the primary search functionality” : Read The Full Press Release Here

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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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