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

    ​ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaleen W. Edwards, (303) 692-1227, jedwards@asfmra.org March 19, 2018 - The American ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Prices Low, Times Tough, but Not Repeat of 1980s Prices are down and times are tough for farmers and ranchers, but this ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    USDA: Farmland Values Rise If you bought U.S. farmland from 2000 to 2016, the land most likely is worth more now than what ...

  • Posted in: Land Trends

    The 2018 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Report is coming — and you can make sure you get your copy as soon as ...


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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Our firm has been retained to complete an appraisal under "Section 2032A - Special Use Valuation (Portfolio 833)".  Looking to talk with anyone who has completed a similar project. Regards, Mark Williams ARA 810-252-6938 ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​ Good afternoon Gary, I may have some information sitting around here from out this way.  Will look them up and send them to you.  Might be a little older though.  I'm about due for a winery assignment this way anyways.  Will forward to you as well ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​Hello Gary, I appraise quite a few vineyards in western Michigan and think I have some comparables that may be helpful to you.  Give me a call on my cell at 586-980-9573 and we'll see if we can help you out. I would also be interested in a few more ...