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Andrew A. D. Rahn IV, ARA

Andrew is a third generation Montanan whose family has always been involved in servicing the agriculture industry.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University in Land Resource Sciences, with an emphasis in Land Resources Analysis and Management as well as a minor in Soil Science.  After college he went to work for Norman C. Wheeler & Associates where he received his appraisal mentorship and training.  While working for Norman C. Wheeler & Associates, he developed an extensive GIS mapping system which provides sophisticated mapping capability to the valuation and appraisal of rural property, which he continues to develop today.  In 2005, Andy received his license as a Montana Certified General Appraiser.  In 2008 he pursued and received the professional designation as an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).  This designation exceeds the requirements in experience and education for state certification.  He is one of only 21 ARA’s active in Montana.

 
Professional Appraisal and Consulting Experience Includes:
  • livestock ranches

  • irrigated and dryland farms

  • recreational properties

  • transitional properties

  • rural residential tracts

  • development properties

  • conservation easements

  • fractional/minority interests

  • trend analysis

  • livestock

  • machinery

  • irrigation equipment

  • structural improvements

  • specialized equestrian facilities

  • guest ranches

  • super adequacy & over-improvement analysis

  • access rights

  • water, timber, and hunting rights

  • rental rates

  • lease income analysis

Professional Affiliations:

Seminars and Courses Attended:

  • Fundamentals of Rural Appraisal

  • Appraising Rural Residential Properties

  • Principles of Rural Appraisal

  • Advanced Rural Appraisal

  • Appraising Agricultural Land in Transition

  • Montana Access Laws & Conservation Easements

  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

  • Report Writing

  • Income Capitalization

  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) Ethics

  • Eminent Domain

  • Highest and Best Use

  • Partial Interest Valuation - Undivided

  • Partial Interest Valuation - Divided

  • Valuation of Conservation Easements

  • Subdivision Analysis: Testing Legal and Physical Possibilities

  • Advanced Approaches to Value for Rural Appraisal

  • Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (UASFLA) - “Yellow Book” Seminar

  • Wind Development in Montana: Leases, Options, and Update

  • Cost Approach

  • Montana Ag Lenders Range School

  • Meandering Waterways

  • Ag Trends in Ag Finance

  • Animal Feeding Operations/Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

  • Sales Comparison Approach

  • Montana Conservation Easement Conference for Financial Professionals

  • Agricultural Exchange Issues

  • Montana Access and Easement Law

  • GIS for Real Estate and Appraisal

  • Appraising Natural Resources

  • Wind Power

  • Montana Economic Outlook Seminar

  • Value in Rural Subdivision Design Workshop

  • DNRC Water Rights & Water Court Update

  • ASFMRA Best in Business Ethics for New Members

  • Title Lawyer's Perspective in MT Farm/Ranch Transactions

  • Estate Appraisal Requirements

  • Montana Mentor/Trainee Class

  • Brief Summary of Oil and Gas Law - MT

  • Conservation Easements - Trends and Issues

  • Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana

  • USDA-NRCS Conservation Easement Valuation Workshop

  • FOSS4G NA 2016 - Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial, North America

  • Western Ranch Appraisal Symposium