Summer Education Week

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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  AVE Understanding and Using Comparable Transactions
July 23-24 15-Hour USPAP

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

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

Tuesday, July 21

Dinner – Sponsored by Pioneer

Wednesday, July 22 

Dinner – Sponsored by Syngenta

Summer Education Week

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 

Our Sponsors

ASFMRA has the support of sponsors, and in 2014 Bayer CropScienceCrop Production ServicesDuPont PioneerFarmers National CompanyHalderman Farm ManagementHertz Farm ManagementMidwest Insurance CorporationMonsantoMycogenSoy Capital Ag ServicesSyngentaUnited Soybean BoardWaddell & ReedWestern Agricultural Services and Wyffels Hybrids supported the event by sponsoring lunches, breaks and dinners. Some of the dinner events took us to places in Des Moines that we otherwise would not get to see, like DuPont Pioneer’s headquarters, or Monsanto’s dinner at the World Food Prize Foundation and Syngenta’s barbeque at West End Architectural Salvage.

Hotel information: 

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

Room Rate: $124 single/double

Block released: June 26




Contact Name: Debe Alvarez
Contact Phone: 303.692.1225
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