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

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    Farmland Values Down 3.5% in 60 Countries Farmland values in the central and southern 60 counties in Illinois have declined ...

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    Rising Interest Rates Will Test the Strength of Crop Land Values Many commercial row crop farmers across the U.S. have ...

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    Despite Recent Reports, Local Farmland Experts See Steady Land Market The Iowa Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute ...


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  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​​​I am appraising a 1 million bird cage layer facility in Northwest Ohio.  I am looking for sales of large layer barns and RCN data for egg processing facilities.  Part of my project is an expansion so I can share RCN data.  I am willing to compensate ...

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    I am appraising a poultry breeder house in Nebraska, and am looking for sales. Due to the limited sales data available in Nebraska, I would be interested in any sales within the Midwest. I am willing to share data that I collect or compensate for quality ...

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    When was the last time you thought to yourself "Why didn't I do that? What was I thinking?".  We all have those moments but I am here to help you avoid one.  As Chair of the Program Committee of the 89 th Annual Conference, I want to remind you one last ...