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SEW - Summer Education Week 2016

June 24 – 29, 2018 
Des Moines, Iowa


Changes, Challenges & Opportunities

Your opportunity to network with the best and the brightest in the industry, stay up-to-date on the latest technology and address the ever-changing ag environment.


Manage Your Membership

  • Update your Profile
  • Pay Your Invoice
  • Print Course Confirmations
  • Refine your Find a Land Expert Listing

… and so much more.


Young Professionals Network

The Young Professionals Network is your opportunity to get involved in the Society and take your career to the next level.

ASFMRA Thanks Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

ASFMRA in conjunction with 16 other organizations, signed a letter thanking John Hoeven, Chairman and Jeff Merkley, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agences for their support of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS). Read the entire letter.  

USDA Land Values 2017 Summary Report

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,080 per acre for 2017, up $70 per acre (2.3 percent) from 2016 values. Regional changes in the average value of farm real estate ranged from a 8.7 percent increase in the Pacific region to 1.8 percent decrease in the Northern Plains region. The highest farm real estate values were in the Corn Belt region at $6,260 per acre. The Mountain region had the lowest farm real estate value at $1,130 per acre.

ASFMRA Education Foundation Opens On-Line Bidding

The ASFMRA Education Foundation opened on-line bidding for a golf-foursome in historic Savannah, Georgia!  Enter your winning bid and help the Education Foundation as they support educational initiatives for farm managers, appraisers and consultants! 

The golf-foursome includes a round of golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor with Stephen Frerichs, as well as a gift certificate for $100 at the clubhouse.  Enjoy golf and cocktails with your colleagues at this beautiful course.

ASFMRA Education Foundation Raffle - Buy NOW!

The ASFMRA Education Foundation is raffling a Drone (donated by Crop Copter).  The Education Foundation is also raffling a Golf-Foursome (donated by Boyd Harris and Steve Motsinger) for the Westin in Savannah, Georgia - the site of AgroNomics 2017: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities! 

This is your opportunity to win one of these great prizes and all you have to do is buy a raffle ticket!

Tickets are only $25, we will by drawing the winner at Summer Education Week and you do not need to be present to win! 

Interagency Advisory - Temporary Practice Permits and Waivers

On May 31st, the Federal Reserve, FDIC, NCUA and the OCC issued an Interagency Advisory on the Availability of Appraisers. The Advisory informed institutions of two existing option to address appraiser shortages, especially in rural areas.

Temporary Practice Permits would be issued by an an appraiser licensing authority to certified or licensed appraisers from another state. Temporary permits are nothing new as they are frequently used by Certified General appraisers who specialize in specific property types.