Minnesota Chapter of ASFMRA


The Minnesota Chapter was chartered in 1979 to empower 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 a robust winter meeting consisting of continuing education for farm managers and appraisers, as well as a chapter business meeting and an auction to support scholarships.  They also hold a summer tour, typically in July, incorporating education and a tour of agricultural related sites.  They also produce a Land Value Survey and a Land Rent survey each year, which they provide to members in January.  The Minnesota Chapter also strives to support students and those that are new to the profession, by providing scholarships to the Agricultural Economics department at the University of Minnesota.


Gerald F. Dee, ARA
President/Chapter Administrator
Phone: (507) 529-2044
Lee A. Williams, AFM
First Vice President
Phone: (507) 341-0097
Brian W. Field, ARA
Second Vice President
Phone: (701) 478-3130
Eric Skolness, AFM
Immediate Past President/Education CE Committee Chair-Mgmt
Phone: (218) 233-1333
Jeremy Bengtson
Secretary/Chapter Administrator
Phone: (800) 574-9185
Tyler Walsh
Treasurer/Membership Committee Chair/Chapter Administrator
Phone: (701) 478-3130
Mark S. Grant, ARA
Education CE Committee Chair-App
Phone: (651) 472-4482

Terri L. Jensen
Government Relations Committee Chair-Appr
Phone: (507) 382-0908
Tyler Erickson, AFM
Young Professionals Committee Chair
Phone: (507) 532-5120

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