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Jodi Pries, MAI
President & CEO
P.O. Box 177
Nassau, DE 19969
Phone: 302-270-5165

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 (now Valuecentric). In 2012, she and Richard Gilmore founded AgVisory. Jodi is the co-founder of AgValuation, a web-based collateral valuation tool. 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.
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Richard Gilmore, ARA, FASA, FRICS
Senior Vice President
38 Cemetery Rd
Charlton, MA 01507
Phone: 413-237-9196

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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Kody Kester
General Certified Appraiser
P.O. Box 4512
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Phone: 805-440-5665

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. 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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Heidi Parr
Certified General Appraiser
714 S. Wolfe St. #6174
Baltimore, MD
Phone: 509-592-6100

Heidi Parr was raised on a dryland family farm operation in Eastern Washington and obtained a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Idaho in 2016. Since then, she has pursued a professional career in the agricultural valuation industry, earning her Certified General Appraiser license in 2019. Heidi is an Associate Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and currently serves on the Young Professionals Network Leadership Committee. She earned an American FFA Degree and has continued to support her local communities throughout her career.

Heidi completed her appraisal training at Northwest Farm Credit Services in Central Washington, where she focused primarily on permanent planting (orchards) and open irrigated land tract valuation. She was also exposed to related commercial real estate including apple packing warehouses and cold storage/controlled atmosphere facilities. Now relocated to the east coast and employed at AgVisory, Heidi focuses on a diverse assignment portfolio principally comprised of large-scale commercial and industrial agricultural properties nationwide. She is an emerging valuation business professional, eager to expand her skill set and continue representing the agricultural community.

agvisory team

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.


"AgVisory, LLC was hired to perform a year end real estate appraisal review. I found that they are very knowledgeable of the appraisal and real estate industry and provided great service to our company.”

Shane Platt
Farm Credit of Central Florida
Chief Appraiser