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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Trusted Advisors

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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

    Land Sales Picking Up But low crop prices along with tariff and trade uncertainly will keep a lid on bids. Interest ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Farmland Values Stable For the eighth consecutive quarter farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District remained ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    New Survey of Farmland Values Paints a Mixed Picture A new survey on Midwest farms is painting a mixed picture in regards ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Various Factors Affect Demand for Land Crop yields, interest rates, tariff situation and negotiation of new farm bill ...


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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    JoAnn Wall, ARA, President of the California Chapter, ASFMRA was quoted in a very interesting Wall Street Journal article today (December 11) - Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards - and the Water Underneath.   SHANDON, Calif.-Steve Sinton, ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    The Comment period ends December 18th. Please take the time to make comments opposing the "identity of interest rule. ​SBA PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE POULTRY INDUSTRY The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing to amend various regulations ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I have been asked to do an appraisal on farm with an effective date in 1990.  I have found unimproved sales in the area.  I am looking for improved sales that would have grain bin set up, machine sheds, cattle feedlot, or any combination thereof.  I would ...