Summer Education Week

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Hotel information: 

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
(515) 245-5500

Room Rate $139/night

Book your group rate for American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers Summer Education

Contact Name: Mya Sadler
Contact Phone: 303.692.1224
Contact E-mail:

View 2016 sponsorship opportunities

Contact Name: Jaleen Edwards
Contact Phone: 303.692.1227
Contact E-mail:

Thank you to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors:

American Society of Farm Managers and Appraisers

DuPont Pioneer

ASFMRA Iowa Chapter

Farmers National Company

Hertz Farm Management


ASFMRA Nebraska Chapter



Thank you to our Silver and Bronze Sponsors:

ASFMRA Indiana Chapter

LG Seeds

ASFMRA Northeast Chapter

Waddell and Reed

June 22- July 1, 2016 | Des Moines, Iowa

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 

Summer Education Week Pricing


Instructor Workshop – June 25

Appraisal Education

Basic Appraisal Principles (A101) – June 22-25
List of Approvals

Advanced Appraisal Exam Preparation Course (A500) – June 24-26
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Basic Appraisal Procedures (A102) – June 26-29
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Sales Comparison Approach for General Appraisers (A302) – June 27-30
List of Approvals

15-Hour National USPAP Course (A113) June 30 – July 1
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Management Education

Ag Land Management 1 – June 27-29
List of Approvals

Ag Land Management 2 – June 27-29
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Ag Land Management 3 – June 27-29
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Ag Land Management 4 – June 30
List of Approvals

Consulting Education

Agricultural Consulting Practices – June 27-29
List of Approvals


Appraising Ag Facilities: Poultry Seminar – June 27
List of Approvals

Appraising Natural Resources – June 28
List of Approvals

Appraising Rural Residential Properties – June 29
List of Approvals

Technology and Data Management/Weather and Market Updates – June 28
– ProFarmer
– Product Demos with DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto
– Farmers Business Network

Management Education Tours – June 29
- Afternoon – ISU Research Farms BioMass Tour

Best in Business Ethics – June 30

Accreditation Exams

ARA/RPRA – June 27-28

AFM – July 1-2

AAC Review and Exam June 30 – July 1

Young Professionals Leadership Workshop

June 26, 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Ricochet

Career Day

June 26 – Mock Interviews and Speed Networking

June 27 – Farm Tour