The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers announced S. James Rickert, the co-owner of California-based Western Agricultural Services, as its new president. ASFMRA is currently holding its annual meeting in connection with its Agronomics Vision 2014 conference and trade show in Reno, Nev.
Rickert has co-owned Western Agricultural Services with his wife, Mary, since 1981. Their son, James Rickert, joined the family business in 2004. Jim is a member of the American