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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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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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  • Farm and ranch management
  • Rural and real property review appraising
  • Agricultural consulting
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  • Support for landowners and clients in need of rural property expertise
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  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Hello, I'm looking for assistance and obsolescence rates for appraising three large roof top solar panels totaling 180 KW.  Also looking for obsolescence rates for produce packing facilities with coolers and controlled atmosphere rooms.  Any help would ...

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    Looking for potential investors or buyers for the attached farmland in Paraguay. ------------------------------ [James] [Rothermich] [MAI] [Vice President] [Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation] [Des Moines] [Iowa] [515.493.9865] ---------------- ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Hello all.  I'm appraising a large nursery in southern NJ.  It's 1200+ acres spread across 4 farms.  One farm is 500+ acres and another is 600+ acres.  The other two are smaller 50-60 acre farms.  There is pot-in-pot acreage, lots of irrigation (10-15 ...