Illinois Chapter of ASFMRA

The Illinois Chapter was chartered in 1928 and has a proud heritage of empowering rural property professionals by providing education and promoting ethical and professional standards. The Chapter promotes the professions of farm management, agricultural consulting, and rural appraisal by holding meetings for the exchange of ideas, conducting education, and holding its members to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. 

The Chapter hosts three meetings annually.  The Annual meeting is held in February, followed by the annual Illinois Land Values Conference, which typically has over 200 attendees.  The Chapter rounds out the year with a Summer Tour, which is rotated around the state, and timing varies depending upon the seasonality of the location.   Their educational priorities include bringing members courses/classes to help maintain their professional designation, and ensuring that other education topics are timely and of interest to their members. The Chapter has a long history of supporting scholarship funding for the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University.  In addition, the Chapter also produces their annual widely-recognized Land Values and Lease Trends Report.


Robert H. Woodrow, AFM
Phone: (217) 496-3500

Seth Baker, AFM
President Elect
Phone: (217) 864-1892
Timothy A. Harris, AFM
Vice President
Phone: (815) 875-7418
Maria Boerngen
Academic Vice President
Phone: (309) 438-8097
Dan G. Legner, ARA
Immediate Past President/Education CE Committee Chair-App
Phone: (815) 872-0067

Gary Schnitkey, Ph.D.
Secretary-Treasurer/Chapter Administrator
Phone: (217) 244-9595
Carroll Merry
Chapter Administrator
Phone: (262) 253-6902
Russell Hiatt, AFM, ARA
Membership Committee Chair
Phone: (217) 474-9354
Steven R. Glascock, AFM
Education CE Committee Chair-Mgmt
Phone: (815) 756-2431
Jerry R. Hicks, AFM
Government Relations Committee Chair-Mgmt
Phone: (217) 241-1104
John Schuler
Young Professionals Committee Chair
Phone: (309) 962-2901