2021 ASFMRA Annual Conference

2020 ASFMRA Award Winners

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Each year, the ASFMRA recognizes distinguished ag land professionals with awards that honor the individuals' contributions to their craft. 

The 2020 winners were recognized during the ASFMRA Accreditation & Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Hertz, on November 9, 2020.

D. Howard Doane Award

This award is given to a member or non-member who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture with emphasis on farm management and rural appraisal.

2020 Winner: L. Craig Harris; Shenandoah, Iowa | Harris Appraisal Services

Meritorious Service in Communication Award

This award acknowledges an individual, company, or association involved in the area of communications that has promoted understanding and goodwill between producers and consumers of agricultural products.

2020 Winner: None

Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award

This honor is usually awarded to a non-member in appreciation for distinguished service to agriculture other than directly in the farm management or rural appraisal professions.

2020 Winner: Kris Beal; Atascadero, California | Vineyard Team

Early Career Award, sponsored by Bayer Crop Science

This national award, given annually by the ASFMRA, recognizes an outstanding “early career” member. This award recognizes “early career” members who are making outstanding contributions to their local chapter(s), the ASFMRA, and their local communities during their first 10 years of ASFMRA membership.

2020 Winner: Jeffrey A. Hignight, AFM; Jonesboro, Arkansas | Glaub Farm Management, LLC

Henry A. Long, Jr., Appraiser of the Year, sponsored by Rabo AgriFinance

This award recognizes an ARA or RPRA designation member who has made an impact on the profession through involvement in the appraisal education courses, service on professional appraisal boards, community involvement or activities and whose clients, peers and colleagues affirm their professionalism and excellence within the appraisal profession.

2020 Winner: LeeAnn Moss, PhD, ARA; Channahon, Illinois | AcreValue at Granular

Farm Manager of the Year – Sponsored by Syngenta, AgPro Magazine and ASFMRA

This award recognizes an AFM designation member who has made an impact on the farm management profession.

2020 Winner: To Be Announced

Gold Quill Award

Selected by the Editorial Committee, this award is given to the authors of the most outstanding article published during the year in the Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

2020 Winners: "Farmland Investment: A Portfolio Perspective"

  • Michael R. Langemeier, PhD; West Lafayette, Indiana | Purdue University
  • Ashraf Noumir; West Lafayette, Indiana | Purdue University

Silver and Gold Plow Awards

This award recognizes those Chapter Secretary/Treasurers with 10 years of service for the Silver Plow and 20 years of service for the Gold Plow. Records are retained by National for award purposes.

H.E. Stalcup Excellence in Education

This award recognizes individuals who have contributed his or her knowledge and countless hours toward the advancement of the ASFMRA educational offerings.

2020 Winners:

  • Appraisal Education
    • Lee B. Smith, ARA; Carson City, Nevada | Lee B. Smith and Associates
  • Management Education
    • Timothy M. Cobb, AFM; Spokane, Washington | Farmland Company
    • Matt Gunderson, AFM; Omaha, Nebraska | Farmers National Company
    • Ryan T. Kay, AFM; Mount Vernon, Iowa | Hertz Farm Management
    • Corey D. Prins, AFM; Marshall, Minnesota | Northwestern Farm Management Company
    • Skye Root, AFM, AAC; Boise, Idaho | Root Agricultural Advisory

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A special thanks to the following ASMFRA Chapters who supported all Award recipients and newly Accredited members at the 2020 ASFMRA Virtual Annual Conference, sponsored by LIA:

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Thank You to
Our 2020 Sponsors

Bayer CropScience
Farmers National
Rabo AgriFinance
Beck's Hybrids
Valley Irrigation
Arizona Chapter Sponsor
California Chapter Sponsor
Idaho-Utah Chapter Sponsor
Illinois Chapter Sponsor
Iowa Chapter Sponsor
Kansas Chapter Sponsor
Kentucky Chapter Sponsor
Michigan Chapter Sponsor
Mid-South Chapter Sponsor
Minnesota Chapter Sponsor
Nebraska Chapter Sponsor
New Mexico Chapter Sponsor
Ohio Chapter Sponsor
Oklahoma Chapter Sponsor
South Dakota Chapter Sponsor
Texas Chapter Sponsor