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Becoming a member of ASFMRA is taking an important step in your business and career development. Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers are recognized as the most trusted rural property professionals. They adhere to high standards of professionalism and a rigorous code of ethics.

A person who wants to become a member of ASFMRA can apply in one of the five categories: Associate, Affiliate, Academic, Student or Professional.

Membership Classifications and National Dues 

Accredited:  Persons who have obtained the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA) and/or Accredited Agricultural Consultant designation(s). AFM/AAC $790/year; ARA/RPRA $900/year

Professional:  Persons, who manage, appraise and/or consult for a fee or salary, rural property belonging to others who have not yet applied for accreditation status but may meet the criteria to do so. $650/year

Associate:  Persons, who manage, appraise or provide related valuation services, review appraisals, and/or consult for a fee that are working towards Professional or Accredited status and do not yet meet the additional criteria for those membership classifications. $570/year

Affiliate: Persons and/or organizations who are not providing farm and ranch management, agricultural consulting, rural appraisal or related valuation services and/or appraisal review services on rural property belonging to others, but desire to be affiliated with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. $375/year

Academic: Persons whose work is primarily educational and who are devoting the majority of their time working at a college or university, in the agricultural consulting, farm and ranch management, rural appraisal and/or review appraisal field as an instructor, researcher, extension worker or administrator and have held that position for two or more years. $190/year

Student: Persons who are full-time students, or graduated and/or terminated their college enrollment within the past year.  And who are currently not providing farm and ranch management, agricultural consulting, rural appraisal or related valuation services and/or appraisal review services on rural property belonging to others for a fee or salary. $0/year

Retired: Persons who have been members of ASFMRA and held the Accredited, Professional, Associate or Academic membership status for at least ten (10) years and who are no longer providing management, consulting, appraisal, valuation or appraisal review on property belonging to others for a salary or a fee.  $100/year

Concurrent continuing membership in a Chapter serving a member’s geographical area is a requirement to become a member in the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (Students excluded). See a list of ASFMRA Chapters and Dues.

Download an application form and start the process to become a member of ASFMRA. This application form needs to include your work experience and three references, one of which must be a current ASFMRA member.

A $125 non-refundable application fee needs to accompany each application. Applications will not be processed without the appropriate National dues, Chapter dues, and application fee. The membership application process will take approximately four weeks.

Please return the completed application to the ASFMRA National office with the total payment of the appropriate National dues, Chapter dues, and application fee. The completed form may be mailed, emailed or faxed along with the appropriate fees and supporting documents to: ASFMRA, 950 S. Cherry Street, Suite 508, Denver, CO 80246; membership@asfmra.org; or fax to 303.758.0190. If you have any questions during this process, please do not hesitate to contact the membership department at 303-692-1216.

Membership is approved on an individual basis (that is, firms or government agencies cannot hold membership) and it may not be transferred. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by the Chapter Membership Committee and either approved or denied within 30 days.  

Become a member and start utilizing the many benefits available to land experts who are recognized as the most trusted rural property professionals. Learn more about the membership benefits available to you.

Student Membership

Are you currently a college or university student? Join ASFMRA as a Student to help you start to advance your career.