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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 conservation easement and public acquisition appraisals in addition to a broad range of agricultural property types including vineyards, wineries, orchards, irrigated farmland and coastal/inland cattle ranches.

He also has expertise in using Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping software, drones and complex statistical analysis to deliver data driven appraisals.

In addition to his appraisal experience, 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.
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Hayley Howard
Commercial Analyst
P.O. Box 1201
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: 443-235-1563

Hayley graduated from Florida Metropolitan College with a degree in business administration. In 2008, she became a Certified Residential Appraiser in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

Hayley specializes in a broad range of agricultural property types including grain storage facilities, irrigated farmland, specialty crops, lifestyle farms/farmettes, and poultry operations. In addition to agricultural properties, other specialty property types include mobile home parks, RV campgrounds, self-storage facilities, and retail, among others.

Hayley served as a commercial analyst for over 15 years at Valucentric (a Trice Group Co.). Agricultural properties have been an extensive part of her appraising among other property types requiring knowledge in discounted cash flows, excel and Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping software.

The AgVisory Team

AgVisory has offices in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, and California. 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