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Current happenings in the ag world.

Wise: Cozad Entrepreneur of the Year Award his greatest honor

April 14, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (April 14, 2014) – When Murray Wise sold a controlling interest in the Westchester Group to TIAA-CREF, the firm was one of the largest global asset managers in the world. But if it hadn't been for Dale Cozad, that might never have happened.

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Douglas Valley Farm and Winery to sell land, focus on expanding wine operations

March 31, 2014

MANISTEE, Mich. (March 31, 2014) – The owners of Douglas Valley Farm and Winery will auction approximately 797 acres of land – including some home sites with views of Lake Michigan -- to permit them to focus more fully on their wine and hard cider business. Murray Wise Associates LLC will market the property and conduct the auction in cooperation with Sheridan Realty & Auction Co.

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Groves, packinghouse among properties set for major auction April 16

March 4, 2014

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (March 3, 2014) – Approximately 2,884 acres of producing citrus groves and other land in Florida's St. Lucie County and a state-of the-art citrus packinghouse in Indian River County will sell at auction Wednesday, April 16, with Murray Wise Associates managing the sale in cooperation with Crosby & Associates.

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Florida farmland sells for $15.95 million in Murray Wise Associates auction

February 27, 2014

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Approximately 2,620 acres of Martin County, Fla., agricultural land – most of it formerly used for citrus groves – sold for $15.95 million Thursday in an auction managed by Murray Wise Associates LLC in cooperation with Crosby & Associates, Inc.

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Murray Wise Associates Foundation announces scholarship deadline for ag students

February 25, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Feb. 24, 2014) -- The Murray Wise Associates Foundation in 2014 will once again award several scholarships to deserving agriculture students. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2014.

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Sugarland equipment bidders can also get detailed information on upcoming major farmland auction

February 4, 2014

CLEWISTON, Fla. - Bidders attending Weeks Auction Company's 19th Annual Sugarland Auction in Clewiston Feb. 21-22 will have a chance to get detailed information on a major farmland auction set for the following week in the area.

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Irrigated farmland in Martin County, Fla., set for February auction

January 16, 2014

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2014) - Approximately 2,620 acres of Martin County, Fla., agricultural land bordered by the St. Lucie Canal will sell at auction Thursday, Feb. 27, with Murray Wise Associates LLC marketing the property and conducting the sale in cooperation with Crosby & Associates, Inc.

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Parkland students on target with appraisals for land in Murray Wise Associates auction

December 13, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.  (Dec. 9, 2013) -- As bidders competed Friday for a 103-acre Vermilion County farm, approximately 30 agriculture students from Parkland College watched carefully to see which of their appraisals would be closest to the final price. The assignment was part of an annual competition in which the students appraised the farm for an Agriculture Business Management class.

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Crawford County, Ill., farmland sells for $8.2 million

December 13, 2013

ROBINSON, Ill. (Dec. 13, 2013) – Approximately 1,550 acres of Crawford County land – most of it contiguous cropland – sold for $8.2 million Thursday as bidders seeking smaller individual tracts outlasted those investors seeking to buy most of the land, according to Murray Wise Associates, who managed the sale.

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Crawford County farmland – A major opportunity to obtain productive Illinois cropland

November 15, 2013

Area farmers and investors alike will have a rare opportunity to obtain productive tillable farmland in Crawford County. The farmland auction set for Dec. 12 will feature 1,553 acres, with 1,273 acres of tillable cropland. Murray Wise Associates is managing the sale.

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