The Iowa Chapter was chartered in 1941 to empower rural property professionals by providing education and promoting ethical and professional standards. The Chapter promotes the professions of farm management, agricultural consulting, and rural appraisal by holding meetings for the exchange of ideas, conducting education, and holding its members to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice.
The Chapter hosts two meetings annually, typically in early February and early spring. The chapter collaborates with other organizations to bring USPAP, as well as a spring meeting focused on land values. The Iowa Chapter also coordinates the annual Iowa State University Soil and Land Management conference, which is the longest-standing continuing education conference on the Iowa State University campus, drawing over 300 participants each year. The Iowa Chapter recently started a Young Professionals Networking group that already has 32 members, and grants four $1,250 scholarships every year to students at Iowa State University. The also participate with Iowa State University Extension Farm Management staff by providing data for survey’s on land values, cash rents, farm building rent, and the annual custom rate guide.