2015 National Land Conference a Great Success

2015 National Land Conference a Great Success

April 7, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona – The 2015 National Land Conference was held on March 23-24, 2015 in Tucson, AZ. This one-of-a-kind conference, presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute, was attended by over 200 land professionals and 32 exhibitors from across the U.S.  This year’s conference focused on many topics crucial to the land real estate business, including economic updates from several of this country’s top economists and discussions covering the future of 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, technology and social media in the land business, the 2014 Farm Bill, new FAA rules for drones, land auctions, minerals, wind farms, and many other relevant topics.  Each year the land conference offers attendees invaluable networking opportunities essential to building the land professional’s business.

IMG_1619The main fund raising event for the organization, the Greatest Cowboy Auction on Earth, was held on Tuesday evening of the conference. Donations from this live and silent auction go toward educational funding for the Land Institute and to member benefits.  In addition, cash donations were received for the Land Education Foundation’s “Feed the Need”, an effort to support educational needs of land professionals across the U.S. This year’s auction was a great success due in large part to the Auction Team which included, Mike Jones, United Country in Dallas, TX; Bill Sheridan, ALC, Sheridan Realty and Auction Co. in Mason, MI; Brent Wellings, Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. in Stillwater, OK; Mac Boyd, ALC Advanced, Farmers National Co. in Arcola, IL; Jimmie Dean Coffey, United Country in Bloomington, IN; Kyle Hansen, ALC Advanced, Hertz Real Estate Services in Nevada, IA; and George Clift, ALC Advanced, Clift Land Brokers in Amarillo, TX.IMG_1628

During the opening night ceremonies, George Clift, 2014 RLI National President of the REALTORS® Land Institute, passed the gavel to the new 2015 Institute National President, Terri Jensen, ALC Advanced, Farmers National Company, Omaha, NE.  Next year’s land conference will be held March 11th -13th at a Dallas Landmark, the Historic Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about REALTORS® Land Institute, call 800-441-5263 or visit their website at www.rliland.com.

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