Previous Award Recipients
ASFMRA Award Descriptions & Nomination Criteria
D. Howard Doane Award
This award is given to a member or non-member who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture with emphasis on farm management and rural appraisal. Preference may go to an American Society member. Nomination may be made using the Awards Nomination Form
Meritorious Service in Communication Award
This award acknowledges an individual, company, or association involved in the area of communications that has promoted understanding and goodwill between producers and consumers of agricultural products. It may be awarded to a member or non-member. Nomination may be made using the Awards Nomination Form
Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award
This honor is usually awarded to a non-member in appreciation for distinguished service to agriculture other than directly in the farm management or rural appraisal professions. Nomination may be made using the Awards Nomination Form
Early Career Award
This national award, given annually by the ASFMRA, recognizes an outstanding “early career” member. This award recognizes “early career” members who are making outstanding contributions to their local chapter(s), the ASFMRA, and their local communities during their first 10 years of ASFMRA membership. Nomination may be made using the Awards Nomination Form
Appraisal Professional of the Year
This award recognizes an ARA or RPRA designation member who has made an impact on the profession through involvement in the appraisal education courses, service on professional appraisal boards, community involvement or activities and whose clients, peers and colleagues affirm their professionalism and excellence within the appraisal profession. Nomination should be made using the Appraisal Professional of the Year Nomination Form
Farm Manager of the Year
This award recognizes an AFM designation member who has made an impact on the farm management profession. Deadline each year for Farm Manager of the Year Nominations is early summer.
Gold Quill Award
Awarded to the authors of the most outstanding article published during the year in the Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural
Appraisers. Reprint articles are not eligible. Selection is made by the National Editorial Committee.
Silver Plow Award
This award recognizes those chapter secretary/treasurers with 10 or more years of service. Records are retained by national for award purposes.
H.E. Stalcup Excellence in Education
This award recognizes individuals who have contributed his or her knowledge and countless hours toward the advancement of the ASFMRA educational
offerings. Nominations are solicited from the ASFMRA peers currently involved in the education program. Selection is made from the nominations
received by majority vote.
Debra K. West Volunteer Service Award
This award recognizes an individual or individuals who have contributed countless hours of volunteer time to the American Society of Farm Managers
and Rural Appraisers. Nominations are solicited from the ASFMRA staff and selection is made by majority vote.