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EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Salt Lake City, UT. Graduated with an MBA Degree.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHO, Rexburg, Idaho. Graduated with a B.A. Degree in Agricultural Business, Minored in Economics. 

 
DESIGNATIONS:

MONTANA CERTIFIED GENERAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER, Certificate #8183
WYOMING CERTIFIED GENERAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER, Certificate #1512

NORTH DAKOTA CERTIFIED GENERAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER, Certificate #21769

IDAHO CERTIFIED GENERAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER, Certificate #4314
             

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Montana Chapter: Associate Member
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Wyoming Chapter: Associate Member

 
EXPERIENCE:

1994 to 2016: Crosby Farms, Cowley, Wyoming.

Farming work included managing the production of sugar beets, malt barley, corn and alfalfa while assisting in beef production.     

2007 to 2015: Custom Ag Solutions, Cowley, Wyoming.

Consulting work includes work for the United States Department of Agriculture in the area of risk management in 40 states. Specifically, I deliver training to farmers and ranchers in the operation, benefits, and limitations of Federal Crop Insurance Programs. I also deliver information about risk management plans and strategies, the features and best uses of available crop insurance programs and other risk management tools.


2013 to Present: Wicks & Associates, LLC, Billings, Montana.
I am partnered with Wicks & Associates out of Billings, Montana to provide appraisal services throughout Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Idaho. In addition to our appraisal services we provide consulting in the areas of farm and ranch management, and agricultural economics.


LIST OF REAL APPRAISAL COURSES COMPLETED       
               

Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
National Uniform Standards and Professional Appraisal Practices
Commercial Appraisal Review
Expert Witness for Commercial Appraisers
General Appraiser Market Analysis Highest and Best Use
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

General Appraiser Income Approach
Statistics, Modeling and Finance
ASFMRA Ethics (2-4-14)
DNRC Water Rights Education (2-4-14)
Update of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2014-2015 (2-5-14)
Valuation of Conservation Easements and Partial Interests

National Certified General Appraiser Examination

The Valuation of Intangible and Non-Financial Assets

Income Approach Applications

Eminent Domain

Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book)

Report Writing



TYPICAL CLIENTS ECONOMIC CONSULTING & APPRAISAL WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED FOR:
1. Various private farm, ranch and commercial property owners located in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota including sole propietors, partnerships and corporations. Properties ranged in size from a few acres to 80,000 acres.


2. Government Agencies including the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Farm Service Agency in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota.


3. Various private institutions such as banks located in Montana and Wyoming; Farm Credit Services, private trust organizations, Westmoreland Coal Company, Spring Creek Coal Company, Western River Conservancy and Land Trust Organizations.

J. Scott Crosby

Office: (307) 548-2079 EDUCATION:  

       
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Bozeman, Montana.   Graduated with an M. S. Degree in Agricultural Economics.                               

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, Fort Collins, Colorado.  Graduated with a B. S. Degree in Dairy Science.                                                                   
Numerous seminars and schools on the subjects of appraising and farm and ranch management.  A partial list is shown at the end of this document.



DESIGNATIONS:


ACCREDITED RURAL APPRAISER (ARA), Certificate #971, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
MONTANA CERTIFIED GENERAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER, Certificate #5
WYOMING CERTIFIED GENERAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER, Permit #89, Certificate #93.
MONTANA REAL ESTATE BROKER, License #4439.



 PUBLICATIONS:  


MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES OF A COW-CALF RANCH,  Roger Brownson and John E. Wicks; Montana State University, Bulletin 1090, September 1971.
ECONOMICS OF SPRINKLER IRRIGATION, John E. Wicks; Montana State University, April 1972.
INTERPRETING ECONOMIC, FEED AND LIVESTOCK OUTLOOK
INFORMATION FOR THE COW-CALF RANCH MANAGER, John E. Wicks; Montana State University, August 1971.
COST OF PRODUCING A CALF, Limousine Journal,  John E. Wicks; 1979.
FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT MANUAL, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Co-Author, John E. Wicks, 1980.



EXPERIENCE:


1981 to Present: Wicks & Associates, LLC (Formally Wicks Agri Services), Billings, Montana.

I am currently self employed working as a real estate appraiser, as well as in farm and ranch management, agricultural economic and financial consulting.
Appraisal assignments include appraising the value of partial interests in property, valuation of corporation stock for farm and ranch corporations, business valuation of agricultural related businesses, conservation easement appraisals, estate, lender appraisals; and valuation and partition analysis for agricultural properties. 
Completed management plans for dry and irrigated farms and ranches for owners and potential owners of agricultural land.
I have calculated and testified as to economic damages in various types of litigation related to agricultural and the death of agricultural employees and operators.
Prepared the economic and cost analysis for agricultural justification section for the enlargement of the North Fork Dam Smith River.


1979 to 1981:  Doane-Western, Inc., Billings, Montana and Fort Collins, Colorado.
During this time period, as manager of the Fort Collins office and then the Billings, Montana office, I was involved in corresponding long-term loans for Aetna and Mutual of New York Insurance Companies in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota and Colorado.  This included doing the appraisal work for these companies.  In addition, I did fee appraisals, farm and ranch management and consulting work.

1973 to 1979:  Western Agri Services, Billings, Montana.
I originated this firm and owned it until I sold the firm to Doane-Western in 1979.  During this time period I was doing land appraisals, farm and ranch management and economic consulting work.

1963 to 1973:  Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
I was a County Extension Agent for seven years and then Extension Economist for three years, specializing in farm and ranch management education.

 
SUMMARY OF KINDS OF WORK COMPLETED:


I am a qualified expert witness in the areas of land valuation and earning capacities of real estate.  I have testified and completed damage calculations in numerous lawsuits related to agricultural and real estate in the Montana and Wyoming Federal and State Courts and the U.S. Court of Claims, Washington D.C.  In addition I have completed damage calculations in many lawsuits that were later settled out of court.  I have testified in approximately 90 agricultural Chapter 12 or Chapter 11 Bankruptcy hearing on either real estate appraisals or the Debtors financial plan analysis.  I have managed a 2,200 cow/calf ranch; a 200 cow/calf, 4,000 head feedlot and 2,000 acre irrigated cropland ranch; a 3,000 acre dry farm operation; a 800 cow/calf and 1000 acre irrigated hayland ranch; a 1,200 acre irrigated corn and hay ranch; and several small irrigated or dryland farms.

I have completed approximately 1,226 real estate appraisals as of March 3, 2013 with a total of approximately 5,180,000+/- acres and a total value of $1,635,175,700+/-. These appraisals included Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) appraisals. These appraisals include agricultural, commercial and subdivision analysis and conservation easements. I complected 45 conservation easement appraisals.  There are some personal property (machinery, equipment, vehicles, livestock) valuations included in the total number of appraisals completed.



PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:


American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Montana Chapter: Accredited Member, President Montana Chapter in 1976, National Board of Directors in 1976, Past member of the National Farm Management Committee,  Member of Montana Chapter Board of Directors 1998-2001.

I am current and in compliance with the Mandatory Continuing Education Program of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers through December 31, 2016.


PARTIAL LIST OF REAL APPRAISAL COURSES COMPLETED
:


A-15 Report Writing                                      
A-20 Principles of Rural Appraising
A-25 Eminent Domain Appraising (Included some Yellow Book discussion)
A-30 Advanced Rural Appraising
A-12 Standards and Ethics School-1/2005
Applied Sales Comparison
Valuation Using Spreadsheets
Valuation of CRP Contracts
The Appraiser As A Witness In Civil Litigation
Mineral Appraising Seminar
Farm and Ranch Management Course
Environmental Liabilities and Risk Management in
Real Estate - Realities and Practicalities
Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
Subdivision Analysis
Business Valuation - 201
Business Valuation - 202
Income Capitalization Unleveraged - A-27
Conservation Easements Seminar (Included some Yellow Book discussion)
Highest & Best Use Course - A29
Rural Residential Appraisal
Instructed ASFMRA Farm & Ranch Management Course
FannyMae Appraisal Guidelines
Subdivision Analysis
Appraisal of Transitional Properties
Land Access Seminar
Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellowbook)
Update of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (10/06)
Discounting and Leases Seminar
Valuation of Conservation Easements (1/08)
ASFMRA Code of Ethics (2/08)
Subdivision Regulations (2/08)
Update of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (2/08)
Requirements of UASFLA (10/08)
Cost Approach (2-09)
Wind Leases (2/09)
Cost Estimating (2/3/10)
Update of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2010-2011 (2/4/10)
Sales Comparison Approach (2/8/11)
Montana Navigable Waterways & Origins of Ownership (2/9/11)
CAFO & AFO (Animal Feeding & Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations State Regs. (2/9/11)
Trends in Agricultural Finance (2/9/11)
Update of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2012-2013 (2/8/12)
Land Easement Seminar (2-9-12)
Cadastral Seminar (2-9-12)
Appraising Natural Resources (2-5-13)
Wind Power (2-6-13)
ASFMRA Ethics (2-4-14)
DNRC Water Rights Education (2-4-14)
Update of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2014-2015 (2/5/14)



CONTINUING EDUCATION:


I am currently certified under the continuing education program of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers through December 31, 2018.

TYPICAL CLIENTS ECONOMIC CONSULTING & APPRAISAL WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED FOR:
1. Various private farm, ranch and commercial property owners located in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, S. Dakota and Mississippi including sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations.  Properties ranged in size from a few acres to 180,000 acres.
 
2. Government Agencies including, Farmers Home Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, FDIC, Montana Fish & Wildlife and City of Billings, Montana.

3. Various private institutions such as banks located in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota; Farm Credit Services, The Northern Trust Company,  private trust organizations, Peabody Coal Company,  Cargill Grain Company , Land Trust Organizations, Westmorland Coal, Conoco Pipeline and Cenex Pipeline, Pacific Power and Light.

 

John E. Wicks

(307) 548-2079

310 South Division Street
P.O. Box 742 Cowley WY 82420 us

Wicks &

Associates

Crosby Analytics
310 South Division Street Box 742Cowley, WY82420US
Phone: 307-548-2071 Website: http://crosbyanalytics.com/