Summit Up 11-16-10: Where agricultural machinery appraisal is a way of life |

Summit Up 11-16-10: Where agricultural machinery appraisal is a way of life

by Summit Up
Summit Daily/Mark Fox

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that has a few words about targeted marketing and public relations. We know that sounds terribly serious and all, but we had a press release snail-mailed to us that’s just such a textbook case of poor targeting that we had to share. Listen:

“The American Society of Agricultural Appraisers (ASAA) will offer a 4-1/2 day Personal Property Appraisal seminar in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas December 15-2,010.”

MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: Golly, that sounds swell! What’s it all about?

SU: “The seminar will focus on teaching participants how to professionally appraise farm machinery, livestock and horses in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). … The seminar is specifically designed for those who desire to enter the livestock, farm equipment and/or horse appraisal field, and for those who are already doing agricultural, personal property appraisals. … If you have a background around livestock, equipment or horses and you desire to enter the appraisal field, or are already a professional appraiser, you won’t want to miss this excellent educational opportunity!”

MSUR: It’s funny, but we were just thinking we might like to get into agricultural appraising. How do we find out more about his amazing opportunity to spend 4-1/2 days Fort Worth in December to learn about looking horses in the mouth and other topics?

SU: Uh, go to Tell ’em Summit Up sent you.

(sound of whinnying horse followed by sound of cash register ka-ching!)


Message to online readers of Summit Up who aren’t in-county: It’s been snowing a lot, you should get out here pronto!

(Readers of our print edition can ignore the previous paragraph.)


OK, here are some ski and snowboarder jokes we found online. If you find them at all amusing, laugh quietly to yourself:

>A car has five snowboarders in the back seat. What do you call the driver?

Answer: Sheriff

>What is the difference between a snowboard instructor and a snowboard student?

Answer: 3 days!

>How many ski instructors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Answer: Nine. One to screw in the light bulb and 8 to say ‘nice turns!’

>How does a snowboard instructor meet his class?

Answer: He runs into them!

>What do you call a snowboarder with no girlfriend?

Answer: Homeless

Well, there it is. Have a terrific Tuesday, Summit County!

We out.

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