Summer Education Week

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Hotel information: 

Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista/Hotel & Conference Center
12520 Westport Parkway
La Vista, NE  68128

Room Rate: $124 single/double

Block released: July 6

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If you are having problems getting hotel reservations or the hotel has told you there are no rooms available, please let us know. We can often work with the hotel to get reservations.


(download the Schedule at a Glance)

Appraisal Education

July 15-18  Basic Appraisal Principles (A101)
July 19-22  Basic Appraisal Procedures (A102)
July 20-23  General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use (A290)
July 20-24  Foundations of Appraisal Review (A600)
July 20  Introduction to Statistics Seminar
July 21  Sales Confirmation Seminar
July 22  Understanding and Using Comparable Transactions
July 23-24 15-Hour National USPAP Course

Management Education

July 20-22  Ag Land Management 1
July 20-22 Ag Land Management 2
July 20-22 Ag Land Management 3
July 20  Fine Tuning Productions Practices and Rapid Fire Sessions
July 21  Nutrient Management Seminar
July 22  Weather & Market Update by DTN and Update on Banking and Finance
July 23  Ag Land Management 4
July 24-25  AFM/AAC Exam                               

Joint Education

July 18  Instructor Workshop
July 23  ASFMRA Best in Business Ethics

Other Activities

Sunday, July 19

Career Day- Finding a Great Professional Career in Rural America – July 19-20 
Young Professional Network Meeting
Opening Reception
YPN Dinner – Rock Bottom Brewery

Monday, July 20

Opening General Session – Sponsored by Monsanto
Council Meeting – July 20-21
Academic Meeting
Lunch – Sponsored by Bayer CropScience
           Update with Stephen Frerichs
Dinner – Sponsored by Monsanto  
           Nebraska Brewing Company

Tuesday, July 21

Dinner – Sponsored by Pioneer
           Dinner and a baseball game at Werner Park
           with the Omaha Storm Chasers vs. the
           Oklahoma City Dodgers 

Wednesday, July 22 

Dinner – Sponsored by Syngenta
           Join us for a homemade barbeque dinner


Contact Name: Debe Alvarez
Contact Phone: 303.692.1225
Contact E-mail: dalvarez@asfmra.or

July 15-25, 2015 | Omaha, NE

There is no other event quite like Summer Education Week. Bringing together professionals from across the nation, SEW is the premier educational event for Farm Managers, Rural Appraisers and Agricultural Consultants that you don’t want to miss. Whether you are working towards your accreditation or just looking to learn something new, SEW has a little something for everyone. Check out the Summer Education Week Schedule for the list of classes and seminars offered. 


Business cards? Check. Bring more than a few. Catch up with old friends and make new ones in the business during one, or all, of the many networking opportunities at SEW. Students and Young Professionals will have the chance to mingle with each other and seasoned professionals during Career Day and the Young Professionals Network Meeting. 

“For a rural property professional there is no comparison to the atmosphere, education, and industry exposure you receive while attending ASFMRA Summer Education Week. The environment is such that even though most of the time you are essentially sitting next to a competitor, everyone is there for improvement and willing to share ideas, thoughts and experiences that will make each business better.“

-Tim Cobb, Hatley/Cobb Farmland Management 


Thank you to our sponsors:

(View sponsorship opportunities)


Bayer CropScience




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Farmers National Company

Farm Credit Services of America

Halderman Farm Management

Hertz Farm Management

Iowa Chapter of ASFMRA

Kentucky Chapter of ASFMRA





Mid-South Chapter of ASFMRA

Midwest Insurance Corporation

Nebraska Chapter of ASFMRA

Northeast Chapter of ASFMRA


Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors