Education Foundation


Who We Are

The Education Foundation of the ASFMRA was established in 1984 to build an investment for the future of the appraisal, farm management and consulting industries.  

What We Do

The Education Foundation supports projects and programs that ensure ASFMRA members provide the leadership that meets the changing needs of agriculture. This includes cooperation among groups, education, communication, leadership development, innovation, the increase of public awareness, knowledge of agriculture, and stewardship of resources.

This is achieved through the funding of projects and programs such as:

  • Development of Rural-Focused Courses in:
    • Appraisal
    • Management
    • Consulting
  • Investment in Technology Upgrades and Additions
  • Education Marketing and Communication
  • Promotion of ASFMRA Member Experts
  • ASFMRA Leadership Institute Funding                                                              
  • Society Public Relations Initiatives
Donate today and help fund the education and professional development of an ag professional!

Where You Come In

The Education Foundation provides supporters a unique vehicle to reach the leaders in agriculture.  Not only will your support will help to further the education of our professionals, it will provide you with the opportunity to obtain industry recognition and a reputable status among them. 

Families and groups look to our members for guidance to grow their businesses and to survive the ups and downs of the market place. Your support will help us to grow and support future generations.  Donate or volunteer today to start making an impact!

Become an Education Foundation Advocate

ASFMRA members or affiliated friends and colleagues may become an ASFMRA Education Foundation Advocate by making a $500 or more annual contribution to the Education Foundation, or committing to a monthly contribution of $50. These Advocates will be recognized at ASFMRA National events, on the ASFMRA website, and in communications throughout the year regarding the Education Foundation.

The Education Foundation Legacy Committee’s goal is to create an endowment of sorts that will allow the Foundation to continue the pursuit of its mission into the foreseeable future. As opportunities resulting from changing technology and agriculture arise, we challenge our members to make a gift that reflects all of the benefits that ASFMRA education has provided to us for many years.

As you consider making a gift, remember that a contribution to the 501 C-3 ASFMRA Education Foundation is tax deductible. For questions on this process, please contact Hope Evans at

Thank you in advance for considering becoming an ASFMRA Education Foundation Advocate. Your generous donations will help ASFMRA members remain the leaders in rural property management and valuation.

Learn How You Can Become an Advocate

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Agriworld, Inc. Agri-Management Services AgWare, Inc.
Mark Akers, ARA George Baird IV, AFM Ray Brownfield, AFM
Darrell Bullock, ARA Clay Caver, AFM, ARA, RPRA Don Cochran, ARA
Robert E. Coker, Jr., AFM Dick Edmunds, ARA, AAC Max Evans, AFM, ARA-Retired
Tim Fevold, AFM James Frevert, AFM-Retired Dave GaNun, ARA
Ted Glaub, AFM Wendy Gunter Howard Halderman, AFM
Kevin J. Halfmann, ARA Tim Harpster, ARA Boyd Harris
Timothy Harris, AFM Rick Hiatt, AFM, ARA Doug Hodge, ARA
Donald L. Jones, AFM-Retired Terry Kestner, ARA, RPRA Darrell Limkeman, AFM, ARA
Jay Luse, AFM, ARA David Macy, ARA-Retired Paul Moore, ARA, RPRA
Brian Neville, AFM Tim Pepper, ARA Sally and Mark Peterson, AFM, ARA, AAC
Ralphs Prather Ranch Foundation Paul Reisch, ARA Dennis Reyman, AFM, ARA
Leslie Roos, ARA Skye Root, AFM, AAC Steve Runyan, ARA
Brian Stockman Winnie Stortzum, ARA Gary and Carol Thien Charitable Fund
Kyle Walker, AFM, AAC Jerry and Naomi Warner Mark Williams, ARA
William Wilson, ARA Wendell Wood, ARA Julie Young, ARA