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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.

If you would like to post a listing on the Ag Careers website, please email the job description and closing date to Jaleen Edwards

Career Opportunities

 ASFMRA Career Listing (#092620161)



Farm Credit of New Mexico, ACA – Appraisal Officer II Located in Roswell/Clovis, NM . Posted Internally: 7/11/2016. . General Appraisal Certification in New Mexico or surrounding states. This position will be responsible for inspection, documentation, verification, and valuation of real estate that is generally agricultural in nature – including ranches, cropland, and agricultural facilities such as dairy operations and feedlots. This position will also maintain a database of comparable sales. Other duties may include analysis and documentation of real estate sales, building-cost research, analysis of water rights, and other investigative analysis as needed for appraisal projects.

Education including a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Business, or related field required. General knowledge of agriculture, a commitment to internal and external customer service, attention to detail, good communication skills, good work ethic, good technology skills, and a great attitude are expectations for the position. Flexible time scheduling to meet customer needs is a requirement of the position. Knowledge and experience with AgWare is a plus.

Some Travel will be required in this position.

Interested Candidates should submit a resume to: Georgiana Contreras, Director, Human Resources, Farm Credit of New Mexico, ACA, P.O. Box 94330, Albuquerque, NM 87199, Phone 800-451-5997, Fax 505-796-7963 or E-mail: EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.


ASFMRA Career Listing (#0914161)


Position: Real Estate and Chattel Appraiser

Location: Norfolk, NE

Company: Farm Credit Services of America

Completes real estate and chattel appraisals within a defined territory focusing on non-complex to highly complex assignments.

Responsibilities, Qualifications, Summary

Apply now

ASFMRA Career Listing (#0822161)

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Position: Senior Appraiser

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Company: AgriBank Farm Credit

The Sr. Credit Appraiser reviews and evaluates AgriBank association collateral appraisal review programs for integrity and reliability. Duties also include Association Appraisal Field Reviews, Non-Farm Credit Reviews, Real Estate Resource and involvement in the Benchmark Process.

Responsibilities, Requirements, Application

ASFMRA Career Listing (#0817161)


Position: Assistant Vice President Collateral

Location: Ohio

Report to: Vice President Collateral Risk Management

Company: Farm Credit Mid-America

At Farm Credit Mid-America, we believe people are our strongest asset. We are consistently looking to hire individuals from a wide range of experience and capabilities who have a desire to serve. Currently, we have over 1,100 employees across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Responsibilities, Qualifications, Applying

ASFMRA Career Listing (#0815162)


Position: Operations Compliance/Risk Manager (USA)

Location: Turlock, CA (Travel throughout the U.S.)

Report to: HFS and FMS Boards of Directors

Company: Hancock Farmland Services

Hancock Farmland Services, Inc. (HFS) is a farmland property management business with offices in Turlock, California and Savoy, Illinois. Its subsidiary, Farmland Management Services (FMS) is a direct operator of farms in California and Wisconsin. Together, HFS and FMS provide farm management services for Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) as part of HAIG’s integrated farmland investment management platform for institutional investors. HAIG is a division of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. (HNRG), and HFS and FMS are HNRG subsidiaries. 

Responsibilities, Qualifications, Applying

ASFMRA Career Listing (#0815161)

New Pond

Position: Assistant Farm Manager

Location: West Redding, CT

Reports to: Farm Manager

Company: New Pond Farm


New Pond Farm is an environmental education center and working farm in West Redding. We are also a non-profit, public foundation. The center is located on a beautiful 102-acre property, and our mission it to connect people with the land. We have year-round educational programs for people of all ages that focus on environmental awareness, historical farming and agricultural ecology, Native American lifestyles, astronomy and the arts. In 2007 we were honored to receive the Dairy Farm of Distinction Award for the state.


  • Assist the Farm Manager with the care and maintenance of the farm’s animals: including dairy cows, chickens, sheep, and pigs
  • Care and maintenance of the property : including barns, out buildings, lawns, swimming pool, hayfields, woodlands with trails, stream and pond
  • Milking, processing milk for our state licensed dairy, haying, producing maple syrup, overseeing rotational grazing, gardening, snow plowing, wood splitting and equipment maintenance
  • Supports and participates in the educational programs


The applicant should have strong communication skills and enjoy working with the public; a BA or Associate degree, preferably in agriculture or a related field, or prior farm experience; knowledge of machine maintenance, “light carpentry and plumbing” capabilities; organizational skills; initiative; the ability to work with others and independently; the ability to train and supervise part-time staff and volunteers; computer skills are also beneficial.


Salary range begins in the low $30’s and will be commensurate with education and experience; health insurance, housing and retirement plan are also provided.

 Send cover letter, resume and references via email or mail to:

  1. (please write “job opening” in subject line)
  2. Ann Taylor, Executive Director (New Pond Farm) 101 Marchant Road, West Redding, CT 06896

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 ASFMRA Career Listing (#0801162)

American Ag Credit


Job Title:  Appraiser
Location: Salina, Great Bend or Wichita, Kansas
Company: American Ag Credit


At American AgCredit, working in farming and ranching isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life. The more you get to know us,
the more you’ll begin to understand no one is more dedicated to agriculture and the values of the people who work in
this industry than the people at American AgCredit. For a work environment which will demand the best you have to
offer and appreciate everything you have to give, there’s no place better.


An Appraiser is a licensed state Certified General appraiser. The Appraiser is a generalist building on experience
gained during the licensing period and is responsible for performing functions required to provide accurate appraisals
of real property and, in some cases, personal property (chattel) of increased and varied complexity.
Real Estate Valuations may include: valuing land with varying water rights, lands in transition, permanent plantings,
recreational properties and assisting on large complex appraisal assignments including facility appraisals.


  1. Prepares real estate and chattel appraisals on selected loans completing increasingly complex real estate and chattel assignments that may involve pledged collateral for large or complex loans.
  2. Inspects, reconciles and values chattels on small and large operations. Review customer records for accuracy and timeliness. Observe and report on management capabilities.
  3. Maintain sources for comparison of values and other necessary job related information that facilitates the establishment of chattel values.
  4. Assists senior staff in developing real estate appraisals on large complex valuations. Completes appraisals under delegated authority or under the supervision of a senior staff member.
  5. Collects sales information from a variety of sources. This may include county websites, MLS and realtor websites. Has established relationships with realtors and others in order to obtain documentation and verification of the sales and other market data.
  6. Prepares appraisals for outside fee customers.
  7. Responds to Association staff or others by providing written and verbal information about appraisal programs and projects.
  8. Effectively works with customers and other Association employees. Responds independently to requests for information and assistance.
  9. Application of approved appraisal techniques and analysis of complex agricultural operations is necessary.
  10. Completes appraisals outside the region as directed.
  11. Initiate written and telephone communications to obtain information and related documents.
  12. Perform other duties assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business administration, finance, accounting, economics, or other related field is preferred and required for state licensing.
  2. Must have obtained a Certified General Appraiser License, and is in compliance with the continuing education requirements for certification as established by the Appraisal Foundation and approved by the appropriate state appraisal boards.
  3. Must have, or must be in the process of obtaining a Chattel Appraiser Designation. This designation is usually required in order to advance to the Senior Appraiser Position.
  4. Encouraged to be working towards acquiring professional appraisal designation by a national appraisal society recognized by the Appraisal Foundation (ARA or MAI preferred).
  5. Have greater than 3 years real estate and or chattel appraisal experience. 
  6. Moderate level of travel in performance of job.
  7. Ability to work well with employees at all levels; exercise initiative; convey ideas clearly; make sound appraisal decisions. 
  8. Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management throughout AAC. Ability to work harmoniously with employees at all levels of the organization.
  9. Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work.
  10. Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  11. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  12. Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills.
  13. Proficient in the use of PC, including e-mail, word processing and electronic spreadsheet software.


Must have the ability to perform basic office tasks and work in a typical office setting Employee will be sitting for
extended periods of time and accomplishing work at a desk and work at a computer for an extended period of time.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to adequately convey ideas and work well with a team.
Ability to talk and hear, sit and use their hands and fingers, and reach in all directions is essential in performance of
the job. Some lifting and moving of items up to 50 pounds required. In the course of conducting inspections,
must have the ability to walk ½ mile, navigate steep terrain and/or construction sites and safely cross fences. Work
during established business hours and may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. Other physical
activities may include: Adjusting, balancing, climbing, connecting, crawling, crouching, digging, feeling, grasping,
hearing, kneeling, lifting, operating, pulling pushing reaching reading repetitive motions, standing, stooping, talking,
walking, writing, measuring, physical observation, and driving.


To learn more about our company, or to fill out an online application, please visit our website,
Or you can contact:

Christi Divine
American AgCredit

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0801161)

Iowa Appraisal and Research

Company: Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation
Position: Real Estate Appraiser (ARA or MAI – or Candidate for ARA or MAI Designation)
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Contact: Lisa Chavez (


  • Must be licensed in Iowa as a General Real Property Appraiser, and ARA or MAI Designated (or a candidate for ARA or MAI Designation)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in real estate, finance, business or related field.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Produce appraisals of real property (if ARA or MAI), or do so under supervision (if candidate for ARA or MAI designation). Define problem, preliminary analysis and data selection and collection, highest and best use, land value estimate, application of three approaches, reconciliation of value indications, final value estimate and report of defined value.
  2. Complete consulting/evaluation assignments with special emphasis in area of specialization.
  3. Contribute to quality improvement, process improvement, operation/production procedure, product development, and client relations.
  4. Select and pursue a specialty based on market demand and professional interest and ability.
  5. Monitor and report socioeconomic patterns, government regulations and market trends affecting real estate in selected area of specialization.
  6. Positively represent Iowa Appraisal in client meetings and with other professional contacts.
  7. Contribute to internal database maintenance and development.
  8. Participate in staff meetings, training and professional associations as assigned.
  9. Maintain Iowa certification. If not ARA or MAI designated, successfully complete at least one course per year working toward designation.

Skills Needed:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software.
  • Excellent skills in research methods, written and verbal communication, math and computer applications.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with and engage in positive working relationships with entire staff, clients and other business contacts.
  • Must be able to work under pressure of deadlines and tight schedules.
  • Must have means of transportation for site inspections and out of office research, be able to travel and participate in activities outside of the office.


Send resume and cover letter to Lisa Chavez at
1707 High Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 777-7064 |


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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0718161)

Job Title: Collateral Appraiser 2
Job ID: 5252761
Company: Wells Fargo RETECHS
Location(s):Arizona;California;Colorado;Iowa;CA-SF-Financial District;AZ-PHX-Northwest Phoenix;CA-LA-Downtown Los Angeles;Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale;Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendal;Fresno;Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Rose;San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwoo;Grand Junction;Des Moines-West Des Moines;IA-Des Moines;CO-Grand Junction;AZ-Phoenix;CA-San Francisco;CA-Roseville;CA-Fresno;CA-Los Angeles
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS)The Collateral Appraiser 2 is responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • The most complex evaluations, appraisals and appraisal reviews and consultations to loan officers for properties in a geographic area or region
  • The Collateral Appraiser 2 reviews agricultural / agribusiness real estate appraisal reports, ensuring that reports are in compliance with federal regulatory and bank policy guidelines. Some appraisal reports may incorporate machinery and equipment components or other potential elements of a going concern
  • Prepares detailed appraisal review(s) including descriptions of area and site, market data, and investment information.
  • Maintains market knowledge of real estate values and property developments.
  • The Collateral Appraiser 2 may oversee less experienced appraisers.
  • This position may conduct appraisals for a combination of agricultural and/or commercial accounts.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 4+ years of collateral appraisal experience. Certified General Appraiser.


  • Strong technical and analytical skills including establishing market values and property ratings
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Customer service focus with experience actively listening, eliciting information, comprehending customer issues/needs, and recommending solutions
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • High level of initiative and accountability
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills
  • Commercial banking experience
  • Real estate experience
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Knowledge and understanding of Small Business Administration (SBA) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Policies
  • Ability to provide strong customer service while listening, eliciting information, and comprehending customer issues

Interested parties should log-in to the following URL: – to review complete posting qualifications and register on-line by completing a profile in the Wells Fargo job seeker database. Keyword: Collateral Appraiser 2/ Requisition 5252761.


Disclaimer: All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0630162)

Position: Appraiser
Company: Lone Star AG Credit
Location: Sherman/North Dallas area


Provides simple to moderately complex appraisals for agricultural properties and assists senior-level
appraisal staff with evaluations of property on large and/or complex loans. Has some latitude for
decision making. Works under minimum supervision.


  • Prepares valuations or appraisals in connection with loans secured by non-complex agricultural properties and assists with the development of valuations or appraisals of properties that may involve large and/or complex loans, specialized or highly improved properties.
  • Maintains comparable sales data, current improvement cost data, and other resource information required to make accurate evaluations.
  • May review appraisals performed by outside fee appraisers to ensure compliance with USPAP and Association collateral evaluation standards.
  • Prepares collateral evaluation reports and all related correspondence.
  • Offers cost effective appraisals and related services.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 2 to 5 years of experience in the area of real estate appraisal with emphasis on appraising agricultural producing properties or collateral evaluation.
  • Specialized knowledge of property and collateral appraisal methods.
  • Specialized knowledge of real estate instruments and records.
  • General knowledge of accounting/financial systems.
  • Strong work ethic that supports a willingness to handle multiple tasks with efficiency and accuracy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Finance or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • State of Texas General Real Estate Appraiser Certification required.

Other Skills

  • Skill in research and analysis of public records.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Basic skill level in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to perform appraisals of agricultural producing properties under moderate supervision.
  • Ability to communicate complex information to a non-technical audience.

Apply here:

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