News 2013

Valbridge's Merrill Swanson Elected Officer of Appraisers Society

Merrill Swanson, ARA, senior managing director of Valbridge Property Advisors | Dugger, Canaday, Grafe (San Antonio), has been elected First Vice President of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Members complete more than 175,000 appraisals a year on 30 million acres of land and agribusinesses.

An active appraiser since 1989, Swanson’s experience includes grain handling and drying facilities, fertilizer plants, cotton gins, large wholesale plant nurseries, cattle feedlots, and horse breeding and training operations.

Swanson is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast who at an early age learned about agriculture by working on the family rice farm. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and a master’s degree in land economics and real estate.