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: Press Releases

    GELNDALE, CO- The number of chapters of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers releasing Land Trends ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    ASFMRA Comments to ASC Regarding TriStar Waiver Request ASFMRA President Dave GaNun, ARA submitted comments to the Appraisal ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    4 Drags on Farmland Values The average value of farm real estate increased by 47% between 2009 and 2017, according to the ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    FY 2018 Appropriations Finally Completed Even though Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 started on October 1, 2017, Congress just completed, ...


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  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​Thanks Cody for the response. Any information on solar panels would be helpful including income information. From internet searches, it appears that it take about 8.5 years to pay for themselves. Of course, if taxpayers help out the payoff is much less. ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​I have a subject property that has conservation easement - CRP Wetland Wildlife Habitat.  In year 3 of 15.  Significant acreage, that was all farmable prior to contract. Hoping there are some sales out there that may be comparable.  Thank you in advance ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    In Oklahoma we have sales to support contributory value of wind turbines, and solar farms are popping up, but I am not aware of sales with the solar panels in place. We have income data on what the solar farm pays, which is about double what an irrigated ...