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!
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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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Mark Akers, ARA Don Cochran, ARA Thomas R. Coultas, AAC-Retired
Max Evans, AFM, ARA-Retired Timothy Fevold, AFM Ted Glaub, AFM
Matt Gunderson, AFM Halderman Farm Management Svcs Carolyn Haygood, ARA
Richard Isaacson, AFM, ARA Jay Luse, AFM, ARA Paul Moore, ARA, RPRA
Nebraska Chapter of ASFMRA Oklahoma Chapter of ASFMRA Mark Peterson, AFM, ARA, AAC
Frank Plessmann, Ph.D. Paul Reisch, ARA Jim Rothermich, ARA
Brian and Michele Stockman Winnie Stortzum, ARA Anthony 'Tony' Toso, ARA
Jerry Warner, AFM-Retired Julie Young, ARA