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These Ag Careers listings are not endorsed by the ASFMRA and should be fully investigated. The intent of this information is simply to introduce employers to potential candidates, and visa versa. ASFMRA staff reserves the right to accept, reject, and/or edit all listings that are submitted for placement in the Ag Careers Center section. Placement of Ag Career listings is usually complimentary.

To post an Ag Career, simply email the position information, contact information, closing date, and any other special requirements to If a closing date for the position is not included, position listings will remain on the site for 30 days.


Positions Available

ASFMRA Job Listing (#41614)

Job Title: Forestland Appraiser
Company: James W. Sewall Company
Application Deadline: May 14, 2014
Position Location: North & South Carolina

Position Information:
TITLE:Forestland Appraiser BUSINESS UNIT:Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR)
REPORTS:TBD STATUS:Full-time, exempt

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:To ensure the success of the corporate mission statement by providing project support to the FNR group. This will be accomplished by leading several tasks in FNR’s land management activities.

The client

Actively participate in the budgeting process for the region
Work with Gary Mullaney and others to integrate Forestry Appraisal into the cross-functional
approach that is being developed throughout the Company
Provide natural resource appraisal/analysis
Plan and execute wildlife, environmental, and non-timber activities
Develop and implement backcountry recreation plans
Support various projects in the FNR group, including field work
Represent the client with local and regional presentations

Skills in database and word processing to maintain and convey relevant and significant information
Ability to develop a professional presentation withPower Point
Ability to speak to small and medium sized groups
Writing skills necessary for reporting to a varied client base
Ability to write small- to medium-sized proposals

Highly independent and able to work with little supervision
Capable of setting own tasks and completing within internal and external deadlines
Well-organized with attention to detail
Willingness and ability to take increasing levels of responsibility for work product and efforts
Ability to apply autonomous creativity to both soloand group objectives
Willingness and ability to exercise judgment and define objectives
Willingness and ability to follow through on all efforts undertaken
Ability to thrive in a small, flexible and dynamic environment

• An undergraduate degree in a forestry, wildlife, environmental science, or related technical discipline
• 8+ experience in the Natural Resources field

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR LIMITATIONS:Must be in good physical condition, able to climb
stairs, and lift file boxes, computers, and field equipment, up to 50 pounds; work on a computer/monitor and
conduct business by telephone; navigate off-road vehicles; walk/snowshoe under adverse outdoor conditions;
orienteer using compass, GPS, maps. Must be willing to travel overnight.

Other Comments: Work from Home

To Apply:
Email: or call 207-817-5420


ASFMRA Job Listing (#41014)

Job Title: Collateral Analyst 11161
Company: Farm Credit Mid-America
Application Deadline: April 24, 2014
Position Location: Rensselaer, Indiana

Position Information:
Within the scope of delegated authority, conducts on-site appraisals and valuations of acquired properties and loan collateral (both real and chattel) including site inspections for environmental risks. Provides Farm Credit Mid-Americas’ Financial Services Officers and management adequate information to aid in their decision-making process. Develops and maintains comparable sales information.



1. Develops knowledge of the appraisal process by assisting in the collection, preparation and distribution of comparable sales information. Includes, but is not limited to, performing courthouse searches, verifying buyer/seller motivations, property inspections, sales abstraction, platting and documenting findings.

2. Develops knowledge of the appraisal process by assisting in analyzing local and regional real estate markets. Includes, but is not limited to, determining farmland or rural values and trends, providing summary reports, developing information to support adjustments used in appraisal reports, and documenting community and economic data influencing property values.

3. Develops knowledge of the appraisal process by assisting with appraisals of loan collateral and acquired properties. Includes, but is not limited to on site inspections, accurately defining highest and best use, documenting property characteristics, accurately applying accepted valuation methods, supporting conclusions with written narrative, and documenting results in written appraisal reports.

4. Evaluates the impact of environmental risks. Includes, but is not limited to performing site inspections, record searches, owner interviews, and documenting findings in written appraisal reports

5. Evaluates the impact of existing and proposed government programs regarding farming, taxes, zoning, and the environment on property valuations.

6. Assists licensed appraisers in completing appraisals for loans greater than delegated authority.

7. Represents and communicates the mission and values of Farm Credit Mid-America and complies with its conduct policy, security policy and confidentiality expectations.

This is an entry level position for the appraisal staff. Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business or related field. Work-related or education-related agricultural or agribusiness experience is preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business or related field. One year of proficient experience in lending, real estate valuations, real estate sales or related field. Work-related or education-related agricultural or agribusiness experience is preferred.

To Apply:


ASFMRA Job Listing (#32814)

Job Title: Real Estate Appraiser
Company: First South Farm Credit
Application Deadline: April 11, 2014
Position Location: North Alabama

Position Information:
First South Farm Credit has an immediate opening for a real estate appraiser in its North Alabama Division.

Bachelor’s degree in business, agriculture or related field preferred. Must meet all requirements and hold state classification, in good standing, of Licensed Real Property Appraiser, Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser or Certified General Real Property Appraiser.

First South offers competitive compensation with an exceptional benefit package, which includes health, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, 401K plan, cash balance benefit retirement plan as well as personal and sick leave.

To Apply:
Please email:


ASFMRA Job Listing (#32514)

Job Title: Certified Appraiser
Company: Agri-Access
Position Location: Iowa/Illinois

Position Responsibilities:
Certified Ag Appraiser needed to conduct ag real estate appraisals in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Home office will be supported. Travel required.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct real estate appraisals, chattel appraisals, and market surveys. Incumbent will also collect real estate sales information to support appraisals and asset valuation. Ensures appraisal costs are handled in the most cost effective manner, assuring cost competitiveness as it applies to the loan origination process.

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or related field Minimum 3 years appraisal experience required Ag background preferred Membership in a national appraisal organization preferred Must have advanced understanding of general appraiser proficiencies and USPAP Candidates in the process of being certified will also be considered Sound computer skills required

Agri-Access has a national presence in serving agricultural and commercial lending for rural America. We offer an excellent total compensation package, including:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Incentive opportunity
  • Health Insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
  • 401k with 9% company match
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Educational assistance
  • Training and development programs

To Apply:
Qualified candidates please apply on-line at

Agri-Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ASFMRA Job Listing (#31414)

Job Title: Appraiser
Application Deadline Date: April 6, 2014
Position Location: Fostoria, Ohio

Position Responsibilities:
Appraise current agricultural collateral and potential loan collateral to provide an unbiased determination of value for security analysis. Understands fundamental appraisal approaches and procedures. Collect, record and analyze data necessary to the administration of the Appraisal Department. Maintain sales data in assigned counties. Counties covered for this Agricultural Credit Association position include: Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Sandusky & Seneca. Required Education: BA/BS degree in agricultural production, agribusiness, finance, business administration or related field. For more information and to apply, visit through April 6, 2014. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Physical location to be determined due to multiple branch office locations within counties covered.

To Apply:
For more information and to apply, visit through April 6, 2014


ASFMRA Job Listing (#3614)

Job Title: Real Estate Specialist Advanced
Position Location: Waukesha, WI
Application Deadline: March 16, 2014

Position Description: The Division of Transportation System Development is currently recruiting to fill Real Estate Specialist – Advanced positions. Currently there is a vacancy located in the Southeast Region Office in Waukesha.

In order to receive consideration for this current vacancy as well as other advanced level vacancies that occur within the next three to six months across the state, you must apply to this recruitment.

DOT has an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health including fitness programs, counseling services, and healthy living programs. For more information about DOT, please visit our website at:

Job Duties: The Real Estate Specialist–Advanced position has a high level of responsibility and accountability requiring sound judgment and advanced decision-making skills. Real Estate Specialist-Advanced positions have the responsibility to interpret policy and exercise discretion in applying procedures. Job duties and tasks reflect substantial variety and complexity, requiring the highest level of knowledge and skill on a consistent basis.

Advanced level specialists are responsible for a broad variety of facts, objectives, views and concepts that require analysis, interpretation and accurate technical written representation of complex statutory and federally regulated policies and have signatory authority to approve transactions with a significant monetary impact on the Agency. Advanced level specialists have the authority to make difficult decisions amid conflicting viewpoints of multiple Agencies or Divisions with distinct, unique goals.

Special Notes: This position requires the possession of a valid driver license, has frequent overnight travel, and may require the ability to obtain and hold a notary public commission from the State of Wisconsin.

Prior to appointment for the position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of federal rules and regulations that affect the appraisal process
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of real estate documents; e.g. deeds, easements, property records, purchase agreements
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving techniques
  • Effective negotiation techniques
  • Knowledge of the appraisal process
  • Strong interpersonal skills

To Apply: To apply, go to and click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account with Wisc.Jobs. Once you are logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume and insert your letter of interest (complete an exam).

Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.


ASFMRA Job Listing (#3414)

Job Title: Appraiser
Position Location: Garden City, Kansas
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

Position Description: Entry level appraiser responsible for completing appraisals and evaluations of loan collateral following sound appraisal principles, valuation techniques and established procedures. Collects, verifies and documents sales and other market information for the association. Develops, maintains and provides information required for ongoing reporting. Participates in business development activities.

To Apply: Email


ASFMRA Job Listing (#3214)

Job Title: Farm, Ranch and Timber Asset Manager
Position Location: Hamilton, OH

Position Responsibilities: Responsible for managing a specialty asset portfolio within the Asset Management Group client trust and agency accounts. Provides expert advice and counsel in one of the following types of portfolios: loans and liabilities; farms, ranches, and timber; real estate; natural resources, private equity, or personal property. Responsible for the management, analysis, retention, development, and growth of these portfolios. Background specific to portfolio type is essential.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Five or more years of related experience in position’s asset type

Skills/Experience :

  • Five or more years of experience in farm management and or agriculture finance/lending or
  • Five or more years of experience in a professional agriculture related business or profession agriculture production management
  • Ability to analyze cash flow, crop enterprise budgets, plan/execute grain marketing, working knowledge of legal documentation, manage complex real estate and estate planning transactions
  • Advanced knowledge of portfolio management, administration, and portfolio analysis/risk management
  • Advanced knowledge of fiduciary principles and the implications of financial and estate planning on asset strategies
  • Well-developed analytical, mathematical and problem solving skills, with ability to identify appropriate alternatives and solutions
  • Strong decision-making and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and identify and resolve/escalate complex problems with minimum guidance
  • Well-developed customer service/relations skills, interpersonal skills, and client management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Outgoing personality with a willingness to continue education and grow management responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently within a national team of related professionals
  • Ability to work within a local team setting representing the specialty asset group
  • Prolific analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve day to day management issues
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written

To Apply: Visit http:/


ASFMRA Job Listing (#3114)

Job Title: Appraiser
Position Location: Turlock

Position Responsibilities: American AgCredit has an opportunity for a Rural Real Property Appraiser. The Appraiser utilizes research, observational, networking, writing and mathematical skills to determine and communicate the market value of real property involved in Farm Credit lending or related transactions. The Appraiser has the opportunity to appraise all agricultural property use-types present in the local lending territory. The preferred applicant will have a California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License. If unlicensed, the successful applicant will work with a mentor, gaining increasing levels of independence as they work towards a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License.

Essential Duties:

  1. Conduct appraisals and/or inspections of real property to determine value using cost, sales comparison, and income approaches.
  2. Collect sufficient subject property specific and general data that allows the full development of the report from defining the problem through highest and best use.
  3. Search, confirm, analyze and archive market sales and rent information.
  4. Determine, analyze and apply the appropriate valuation approaches.
  5. Report the information developed in the appropriate narrative format.
  6. If unlicensed, work with a mentor in all aspects of the valuation process while undertaking training/education to attain a Certified General Appraisal license.
  7. Establish and maintain good customer relations by providing ongoing communication, coordination, and timely assistance throughout the appraisal process and during any non-valuation assignment.
  8. Participate in branch and association representation at community and agricultural meetings and projects.
  9. Perform other non-valuation functions that may be assigned.

Education and Experience:

  1. BA/BS degree in agricultural management, agricultural business, business administration, real estate or economics; or equivalent.
  2. California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license preferred.
  3. At least three years successful experience as an Appraiser.
  4. Successful completion of at least 300 hours of professional education provided by a recognized national appraisal organization or equivalent.
  5. Knowledge of agriculture, agricultural lending, appraisal, and real estate principles and practices.
  6. Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work and make independent decisions.
  7. Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to met deadlines.
  8. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  9. Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills.
  10. Proficient in the use of PC, including e-mail, word processing and electronic spreadsheet software.

To Apply: Visit

  • Click on Open Positions
  • Click on the job title “Appraiser” and “Apply Now”
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to create a profile, complete the application, upload a resume.



ASFMRA Job Listing (#22814)

Job Title: Certified General Real Property Appraiser
Application Deadline Date: March 31, 2014
Position Location: NE Colorado

Position Responsibilities: The candidate for this position must be a Certified General Appraiser able to perform all types of real property appraisals. The position requires excellent writing and analytical skills, as well as strong communication and organizational skills. Must be able to work simultaneously on multiple projects and meet tight deadlines without significant direct supervision. This position may be conducted in our office or from any location you choose, such as your home, or a combination of both. We will provide any office equipment and/or supplies necessary to complete the preparation and dissemination of appraisals.


  • Possess a Certified General Appraiser’s License from the State of Colorado;
  • 1-3 years of experience as a certified general appraiser (with no history of violations/disciplinary actions by any State Board of Appraisal or Professional Appraisal Organization)
  • Proficient and accurate computer skills
  • Ability to travel

Compensation: Compensation will be governed pursuant to the terms of an Independent Contractor Agreement that will be entered into between the Appraiser and the Employing Broker. Generally, compensation is based on an agreed upon percentage of the rate charged for a particular appraisal, depending on what type of appraisal is being performed.

For More Information and To Apply: Email


ASFMRA Job Listing (#22714)

Job Title: Assistant Farm Manager & Real Estate Broker
Application Deadline Date: March 31, 2014
Position Location: NE Colorado

Position Responsibilities: This individual will assist and/or be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the operations of numerous farms to meet the objectives of the owners, all under the direction of an Accredited Farm Manager plus handle real estate sales.

Duties may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • handle all day-to-day operations of farm management, keeping the owner informed about any changes or concerns, and their impact on the operation of the property;
  • conduct frequent inspections of the properties including preparation of reports to the owner;
  • assist Farm Manager in developing budgets and comprehensive farm management plans;
  • assist with drafting of necessary leases and agreements as are applicable to each property;
  • preparation of crop acreage reports that includes a plat of the farm and field-by-field crop acreage;
  • assist with marketing of crops and within two weeks of harvest, take an inventory and develop a marketing plan for any unsold inventory;
  • at the end of the crop year, provide owner with a complete analysis of the farm’s performance for the season;
  • deal with the hiring and/or firing of farm operators, as needed;
  • ensure that farm activities comply with government regulations and assist with enrollment in any government programs;
  • maintain and monitor the quality of crop yields and analyze market conditions to determine acreage allocations;
  • maintain and monitor all equipment, irrigation or otherwise, owned by owner;
  • attend annual ditch company and other water meetings in behalf of owner;
  • become acquainted with dry-up covenants and their implications, deal with water use affidavits, and conduct dry-up inspections for owners;
  • assist owner with any crop and casualty insurance needs, including claims, at owner’s request;
  • assist owner with any other projects as they may request;
  • List, market, write contracts, and handle table closings on various types of real estate.

Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age; have a High School Diploma or GED; and own a motor vehicle. Further, applicant must have some experience and be knowledgeable in various agricultural processes and farm operations including, but not limited to, marketing and economics knowledge, have strong analytical and decision-making skills, and have the ability to communicate well with others.

Certification Requirements: Colorado Real Estate License and completion of basic coursework through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). Although this is not required, the applicant, if hired, may obtain farm manager certification from ASFMRA. To apply for certification, agricultural managers must have a bachelor’s degree and four years of farm or ranch management experience. They must also submit a farm management plan, complete a series of management courses and pass the accreditation exam.

Compensation: Compensation will be governed pursuant to the terms of an Independent Contractor Agreement what will be entered into between the Employing Broker and the Assistant Farm Property Manager. Generally, compensation is based on an agreed upon monthly flat fee and/or a percentage of the revenue stream generated from the properties so managed and sold, commensurate with demonstrated ability and level of experience.

For More Information and To Apply: Email


ASFMRA Job Listing (#22614)

Job Title: Review Appraiser, GS-1171-12/13
Application Deadline Date: March 26, 2014
Position Location: Anchorage, AK

Position Responsibilities: Review Appraiser for Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, Alaska Region.

For More Information and To Apply: Visit


ASFMRA Job Listing (#2714)

Job Title: Business Manager – Farmland Application
Deadline Date: 03/31/2014
Position Location: CT / IL / MN
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 212-713-9304

The responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Management of approximately 25 properties covering more than 41,600 acres valued at more than $255 million, located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado and Georgia
  • Origination, evaluation, analysis, due diligence and recommendation of new farmland acquisitions
  • Preparation of written investment recommendations and present them to the Investment Committee
  • Negotiation of the terms and pricing of new farm investments with sellers
  • Supervision and management of acquisition transactions for new farm investments
  • Asset management, leasing and tenant selection
  • Preparation of annual property level budgets
  • Assessment and approval of property level expenses
  • Evaluation of capital improvement projects, approval and oversight of projects through completion
  • Scheduling of periodic farm inspections with lessees and managers to ensure performance and compliance with lease terms
  • Preparation of written reports following inspections
  • Selection and engagement of independent third party appraisers to value farms
  • Review the valuations of independent third party appraisals
  • Preparation of annual “hold-sell” analysis reports on each property
  • Monitor and report on local economic conditions in each area where properties are located
  • Preparation of written property sale recommendations and present them to the Investment Committee
  • Negotiation of the terms and pricing of farmland sales
  • Supervision and administration of the closing of sale transactions
  • Maintenance and expansion of the existing network of contact
  • Travel to appropriate locations where necessary.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent
  • Minimum of ten years agricultural real estate mortgage-lending and/or farmland investment experience, or related experience, in Midwest
  • Minimum of three years of farmland appraisal and/or farm management experience, or related experience
  • Minimum of two years agricultural economics experience and evaluation of farmland agricultural characteristics (e.g., soil quality, irrigation water sources, and commodity markets)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree
  • Good oral and written communication and report writing skills
  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Able to recognize incorrect or inconsistent numbers/reports quickly and make appropriate changes
  • Strong time management skills and efficient utilization of technology
  • Entrepreneurial skills: Support growth and efficiency while ensuring financial control standards remain strong
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a range of personality styles at all levels of the organization
  • Quickly able to build credibility
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Experience working independently in a regional office
  • Results oriented; proven ability to handle multiple and competing priorities whilst maintaining tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing responsibilities – team player with willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) or Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree
  • Good oral and written communication and report writing skills
  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Able to recognize incorrect or inconsistent numbers/reports quickly and make appropriate changes
  • Strong time management skills and efficient utilization of technology
  • Entrepreneurial skills: Support growth and efficiency while ensuring financial control standards remain strong
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a range of personality styles at all levels of the organization
  • Quickly able to build credibility
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Experience working independently in a regional office
  • Results oriented; proven ability to handle multiple and competing priorities whilst maintaining tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing responsibilities – team player with willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) or Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.


ASFMRA Job Listing (#11514)

Job Title:Experienced Grape Grower
Position Location: Bakersfield, CA

We are seeking a highly motivated and adequately prepared individual possessed with the desire to further their career as a Grape Grower in the Southern San Joaquin Valley (Bakersfield, CA).

Appropriately qualified candidates will most preferably have successfully completed an undergraduate program in viticulture (or related degree), have dirt under their fingernails, and a significant amount of professional farm management experience.

This is not a position for a prima donna, or those not interested in putting in the effort required to be successful in the demanding and challenging business climate which now is part and parcel to agriculture, in general, and grape growing in particular.

The selected candidate will enjoy competitive remuneration (predicated on the experience they bring to the table), and the opportunity to apply their talents and drive in an environment structured to provide challenge and reward accomplishments.

To Apply:For immediate and confidential consideration, time is of the essence, qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a current resume to: Larry V. Combs, Esq. at


ASFMRA Job Listing (#111613)

Job Title: Chief Appraisal Officer
Application Deadline Date: Until Filled
Position Location: Albuquerque, NM
Contact Email:

Contact Phone Number: 505-875-6060

Job Description: Individual will be responsible for and directs all collateral appraisal activities of a $1.3 Billion, five-branch ACA, which serves the state of New Mexico. Develops, recommends, and implements Association appraisal underwriting standards, quality control program, policies and procedures. Coordinates the outside contract appraisal audit program for collateral appraisal areas. Develops performance standards, objectives and corrective actions for appraisal operations. Assures the Association’s appraisal quality objectives are met, and reports trends on real property throughout the state. Is responsible for training staff and assuming responsibility on transactions exceeding the individual’s delegated authority. Position relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Must have a broad-based knowledge of the appraisal discipline, appraisal administration, and FCA regulations in commercial lending and mortgage lending. Dairy appraisal experience is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business, accounting, or a related field plus experience in complex agricultural appraisal analysis; designation from a reputable appraisal organization, experience as a staff appraiser; working knowledge of association structure, including board and management responsibilities is required. A minimum of 12 years appraisal experience with 3 years of supervision experience required. Independence is a fundamental philosophy of FCNM. The incumbent will report directly to CEO. Moderate traveling is required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and salary requirements to: Georgiana Contreras, AVP/Director of Human Resources, Farm Credit of New Mexico, ACA, P.O. Box 94330, Albuquerque, NM 87199, Phone: 505-875-6067 or E-mail:


ASFMRA Job Listing (#111513)

Job Title: Appraisal Officer I
Position Location: Albuquerque, NM

Job Description: Bachelors’ or Masters’ Degree in Agricultural Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field required. NM State Appraisal License or General Certificate is desired but not required. Appraiser will work primarily in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Socorro, Taos and Torrance Counties, New Mexico. Secondary responsibility will include southwest NM counties along the Western New Mexico/Eastern Arizona lines. The territory is comprised of diverse agricultural lands and operations including irrigated farms, production and recreation ranches, dairies, with some specialized facilities. This association has an excellent performance based bonus plan and benefits package. Experience with AgWare is a plus. Candidates must have excellent computer and commu! nication skills.

To Apply: Contact Georgiana Contreras, AVP-Director of Human Resources, Farm Credit of New Mexico, P.O. Box 94330, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87199, phone: 505-875-6067, E-Mail:


ASFMRA Job Listing (#110613)

Job Title: Vice President-Appraisal
Application Deadline Date: Until Filled
Position Location: Manhattan, KS
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 785-789-4581

Job Description: This position requires the VP-Appraisal to…

  • select, develop, train, evaluate, review and supervise team of appraisers, including mentoring of appraiser trainees.
  • complete moderate to highly complex ag appraisals including highly specialized properties.
  • seek out, vision, design and implement appraisal efficiencies.
  • be an influencer and change leader inside and outside own team.
  • prioritize and assign internal and external fee appraisal requests; maximize efficiencies with range of value appraisals.
  • ensure and review timely completion of high quality and compliant appraisals to support association’s lending activities.
  • make independent decisions within professional and association parameters that align scope, volume and pricing of appraisals.
  • lead or follow to thrive in a team environment; work independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives.
  • exude knowledge of and passion for agriculture and life in rural America.
  • apply strong knowledge of production agriculture, crops and soils, ag real estate, chattel and highly specialized ag-use facilities.
  • analyze land use and sales data to identify trends.
  • lead to anticipate or identify, then maximize opportunities in land and chattel changes and trends.
  • be able and willing to work outside of normal and traditional hours as needed.
  • drive daily or regularly, primarily within territory, to complete appraisals and to engage with team members.
  • communicate with well above average writing, speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • demonstrate strong technology proficiency with ability to identify opportunities for automation and efficiency.
  • commit time and energy to effectively lead team within a customer-centric, growth- and change-focused association.
  • value relationships, trust processes, and respect the knowledge and talents of others to accomplish own and team’s quality work.
  • consistently demonstrate exemplary personal and professional integrity, confidentiality and conduct.

We can offer you…

  • a competitive base salary enhanced with annual incentive opportunity.
  • 401(k) with 9% employer contribution and match within weeks of hire.
  • full array of high value benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options, potentially available on hire date.
  • company vehicle.
  • competitive paid leave including annual leave, sick leave and 10 paid holidays.
  • Annual perqs including fitness reimbursement, logo wearables, 16 hours paid community volunteerism.
  • the opportunity to work in a professional team environment in a newly-constructed office building.
  • ongoing training and learning expectations within the state’s leading agricultural financial services company.

Our preferred candidate brings …

  • minimum of bachelor’s degree, likely in a business or agriculture discipline.
  • state certified General Real Property Appraiser.
  • the strongly preferred Professional Designation with Appraisal Institute or ASFMRA (ARA, MAI).
  • minimum of three years recent and successful supervision of appraisal professionals.
  • a work record of effective leadership and high-level individual contribution to the appraisal field.
  • solid knowledge of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
  • strong knowledge of use of appraisals and valuations for risk management and security in ag lending.
  • familiarity with geography, land, soils, crops and agricultural practices in eastern Kansas.

To Apply: Visit