Jlinkedinodi Pries, MAI

President & CEO
P.O. Box 177
Nassau, DE 19969
Phone: 302-270-5165
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Jodi Pries holds a BS of Agricultural Economics from Auburn University, a MBA for Wilmington University, and a MS of Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University. She also obtained the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is pursuing her machinery & equipment accreditation from American Society of Appraisers (ASA).  

Jodi has extensive experience in agriculture and the appraisal industry. Her work experience includes nine years as an appraiser for a leading agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit. She then served as a commercial appraiser for The Trice Group. In 2012, she and Richard Gilmore founded AgVisory in 2012. She also owns and manages 350 acres of farmland in Delaware. This gives her a unique perspective as both a farm operator and as an appraiser/consultant.

Richard Gilmore, ARA, FASA, FRICS

Senior Vice President
38 Cemetery Rd
Charlton, MA 01507
Phone: 413-237-9196
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Richard (Dick) Gilmore holds a BS of Agricultural Economics from Ohio State University.  He has been a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) since 1989 and received his ARA designation in 1995. In 2010, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Society of Appraisers and was awarded the FASA designation. He is also a designated member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and holds the Fellows or FRICS designation.

Dick’s appraisal experience includes farms, ranches, and all types of specialized agricultural and food processing facilities. He also has extensive experience valuing agricultural production related machinery, equipment, inventories, receivables, and intangible assets. He was employed by CoBank and the Farm Credit Bank of Springfield as a credit reviewer and appraiser for thirty years. He co-founded AgVisory with Jodi Pries in 2012.

Dick provides financial consulting to agribusinesses and agricultural producers nationwide. He is a nationally recognized risk management expert and speaks to agricultural and finance groups nationwide. He is a banking and finance consultant specialist in the field of agriculture.

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Stacy Hasson, MAIlinkedin

General Certified Appraiser
P.O. Box 508
Independence, OR 97351
Phone: 541-520-5524
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Stacy holds a BS of Animal Science from Oregon State University with a minor in Agriculture Business. She is a MAI designated member of the Appraisal Institute and hold certified general appraiser licenses in the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Prior to joining AgVisory, Stacy obtained a variety of experience working as a staff appraiser for Northwest Farm Credit Services and as an independent fee appraiser for Hasson and Associates, PC, where she was the president and founder. 

Stacy has a concentrated background in agricultural real property valuation, consultation, and litigation assignments. She focuses on complex valuation assignments related to commercial and industrial agriculutral properties including, but not limited to specialed agricultural facilities, permanent plantings, and timberlands. In addition, she has specialized experience and training in condemnation assignments related to both rural and agricultural properties.

Kody Kester bio
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General Certified Appraiser
P.O. Box 4512
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Cell: 805-440-5665
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Kody graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in agribusiness and a concentration in finance and appraisal.  In 2014, he became a Certified General Appraiser in California and recently obtained his Washington license. He is currently working toward obtaining his ARA designation with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).

Kody specializes in a broad range of agricultural property types including irrigated farmland, vineyards, wineries, cattle ranches, orchards, and rural residential estates.  He also has expertise in Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping software for appraisal purposes.

In addition to his appraisal experience along the Central Coast of California, Kody is a 6th generation cattle rancher and assists his family in managing and operating their cattle ranch and vineyard in southern Monterey County, California. This direct experience in production agriculture allows Kody to understand agricultural properties from the perspectives as both an appraiser and a producer/borrower.

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Amy Pendley

Certified General Appraiser
Dallas, OR 97338
Cell: 503-910-4689
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Amy grew up in the rural Willamette Valley of Oregon and currently lives in Dallas with her family. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and an Equine Science Option. Amy has an extensive background in Real Estate beginning her career as a real estate broker in 1995 and obtaining her principal broker’s license in 2006 to manage a small team. In 2013 she decided to combine her real estate experience with her interest in agriculture and pursue a certified general license in Oregon. Prior to joining AgVisory, Amy obtained a variety of experience specializing in commercial agricultural properties as a registered appraiser assistant at Northwest Farm Credit Services, AP Appraisal Services, PC – where she was the president and founder, and Contour Valuation Services. 

Recently, Amy obtained her Oregon cerified general appraiser license. She has experience in complex valuation assignments such as equestrian facilities, hazelnut orchards, and other permanent plantings and agricultural facilities. She has been an active member of the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers serving on the board as well as most recently serving as the vice president.

Finn Merrill

Finn Merrill

Corporate Finance & Business Valuation Consultant
Brookline, MA
Cell: 774-283-0362
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Finn Merrill holds a BA in Economics from Bates College and an MBA from Babson College.

He’s been involved in food and agriculture since 2014, when he started a commodity trading business focused on southern Africa.

At AgVisory, Finn specializes in corporate finance, valuation, and advisory for agribusinesses large and small. His clients have varied from sole proprietorships to industrial producers with more than USD$100 million in sales.

His recent work has included dairy, animal nutrition, coffee, row crops, organic production, agricultural lending, honey production, and specialty food distribution.

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The AgVisory Team

AgVisory has offices in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oregon. The team covers the U.S. providing a depth of knowledge and services to our clients.


“We have been using your company for several years to conduct our Internal Credit and Appraisal Reviews. We have been pleased with your services from both a quality and cost effectiveness standpoint. In addition, based on your Farm Credit background, strong relationship with FCA, and strong grasp of current events, we value your input and advice.

It has been a pleasure working with you, and we hope to continue that relationship into the future.”

John Logsdon
Ag New Mexico Farm Credit Services, ACA
Sr. Vice President
Policy, Compliance, Capital Markets