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The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) is a not-for-profit professional appraisal society and sponsoring member of the Appraisal Foundation. ASFMRA has provided professional designations, education, advocacy, appraisal news and networking since 1929 and serves all jurisdictions in the United States. ASFMRA is an internationally recognized leader in appraisal training. We provide Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) and state approved appraisal training for certified general licensure and for continuing education. Learn more about the ASFMRA Education Program.

ASFMRA Accredited Appraisers

The ASFMRA has two professional designations for appraisers. Our professional appraisal designations are widely recognized and meet or exceed the standards of other professional appraisal designations. The ASFMRA appraisal designations are: the Accredited Rural Appraiser – ARA, and the Real Property Review Appraiser – RPRA.

Designated members meet stringent standards that substantially exceed all state and federal licensing requirements. These members have successfully completed a rigorous process that includes education, work review, a comprehensive exam and an experience requirement. Designated members also commit to continuing education requirements to ensure continued professional competence in an ever-changing world. You can learn more about how to become an ARA or RPRA here. The ASFMRA also offers two non-appraisal designations the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), and the Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC).

Looking for an appraiser?

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers is the preeminent professional society for appraisers who work on the full range of real properties in rural settings including but not limited to:

  • Farms/livestock operations/dairies
  • Commercial properties
  • Conservation easements
  • Timber properties
  • Vineyards/orchards
  • Rural residences

Find a property appraiser for your special type of property or in your area now!