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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Agri-Management Services Agriworld, Inc. AgWare, Inc.
Mark Akers, ARA George Baird IV, AFM, AAC David J. Bartlett, ARA
Jeff Berg, ARA Ray Brownfield, AFM Stephen Brunson, II, AFM
Darrell Bullock, ARA Clay Caver, AFM, ARA, RPRA Don Cochran, ARA
Robert E. Coker, Jr., AFM Thomas R. Coultas, AAC-Retired 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 Carolyn Haygood, ARA
Rick Hiatt, AFM, ARA Doug Hodge, ARA Donald L. Jones, AFM-Retired
Terry Kestner, ARA, RPRA Steven Killpack Darrell Limkeman, AFM, ARA
Jay Luse, AFM, ARA David Macy, ARA-Retired Paul Moore, ARA, RPRA
Brian Neville, AFM Daniel Peery, ARA 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
James Rothermich, ARA Steve Runyan, ARA Martin Seanez, ARA
Brian Stockman Winnie Stortzum, ARA Gary and Carol Thien Charitable Fund
Anthony 'Tony' Toso, ARA Bronson Van Wyck Kyle Walker, AFM, AAC
Jerry and Naomi Warner Mark Williams, ARA William Wilson, ARA
Wendell Wood, ARA Julie Young, ARA