Membership and Community

The words “farm” and “rural” are integral to the ASFMRA name. They signify our sole focus — and the special expertise of our members, especially those who have chosen to achieve professional designation from ASFMRA. 


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Licensing and Accreditation

Agricultural land and rural property are unique. It takes a special understanding, insight and appreciation for rural property and agricultural assets in order to manage and assess their value. Explore our professional accreditation and continuing education programs.

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Our land experts work under a professional code of ethics and are known as The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals. If you’re working with an accredited member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, you’re working with someone driven to be the best.

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The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) is the only professional society specifically focused on education and training related to farm management, rural valuation and agricultural consulting. 


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Our Focus

  • Farm and ranch management
  • Rural and real property review appraising
  • Agricultural consulting
  • Advocacy for the professions that we represent
  • Support for landowners and clients in need of rural property expertise
  • Networking with peers and industry leaders


Recent News

  • Posted in: Ag News

    House Farm Bill Fails to Pass Last Friday morning, the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, the House Farm Bill ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    In House, 'A Lot of Undecideds' on Farm Bill While ready to move on the farm bill, House Republican leaders are giving Agriculture ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    ASC Denies TriStar Waiver Request The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) unanimously rejected, by voice vote, a temporary waiver ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Farmland Buyers Hold Line on Leverage Farmland buyers in the western Corn Belt continued to show restraint on debt financing ...


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Latest Discussions

  • ​​As you have probably heard, ASFMRA has been considering a governance change.  Most recently the Executive Council formed a Governance Working Group to explore options. The Working Group and the Executive Council wants to continue to keep you informed ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I have been asked to appraise a 13 acre tract of land near the juncture of the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. This site is used to assemble and distribute barges for travel up and down these two rivers. The arkansas River permits 3 barges at a time ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Two main questions: Dairy Real Estate: Option A- Seller to use a short 45-60 day pre-auction advertisement with a "no reserve" auction for the dairy real estate ? or Option B- Seller to list the dairy with a national known dairy broker for 7-8 months ...