1. Various private farm, ranch and commercial property owners located in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, South 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, Westmoreland Coal, Conoco Pipeline and Cenex Pipeline, Pacific Power and Light.
John Wicks is highly skilled and has years of experience and is a qualified expert witnesses in the areas of land valuation and earning capacities of real estate, and specialize in rural appraisals. John Wicks has 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 he has completed damage appraisals in many lawsuits that were later settled out of court. He has testified in approximately 90 agricultural Chapter 12 or Chapter 11 Bankruptcy hearing on either real estate appraisals or the Debtors financial plan analysis. He has 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.
John Wicks has 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. John has completed 45 conservation easement appraisals. There are some personal property (machinery, equipment, vehicles, livestock) valuations included in the total number of appraisals completed.
Scott Crosby has completed over 375 real estate appraisals with John Wicks of Wicks & Associates. With a total of over 1,000,000+/- acres. 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. There are some personal property (machinery, equipment, vehicles, livestock) valuations included in the total number of appraisals completed.
John Wicks and Scott Crosby have deep roots in agriculture. John Wicks has worked in agricultural economics and consulting all of his life. J. Scott Crosby is a fifth generation farmer and rancher. After earning a B.A. in Agricultural Business and an MBA from the University of Utah he returned to Wyoming where he started Crosby Analytics and began his appraisal career. Wicks & Associates has done appraisal work on agricultural and commercial properties throughout Montana and Wyoming for over thirty years. Crosby Analytics has partnered with Wicks & Associates since 2013 to provide appraisal services throughout Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Idaho. When you hire John Wicks and J. Scott Crosby as your rural appraisers, you're hiring professionals who are educated and skilled to deliver you the very best, most accurate, comprehensive appraisal possible.
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