Leadership Institute

ASFMRA Leadership Institute


The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers will host its 2021 Leadership Institute, sponsored by Pioneer, September 15-17 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Additional information regarding the event will be made available in Spring 2021.

About the ASFMRA Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute, sponsored by Pioneer, is your chance to get hands-on leadership training that you can apply to both your personal and professional life. When you participate in Leadership Institute, you have the opportunity to meet influential government officials, receive top-notch communication and advocacy training, and network with other rising rural land experts while discussing the biggest issues facing ag policy today.

Come to Leadership Institute to unlock and discover your leadership potential!


Many ASFMRA Chapters provide scholarships for one or two members of their Chapter to attend the Leadership Institute. The scholarship typically covers tuition and lodging during the Leadership Institute however details may vary based on each individual Chapter.  To find out if your Chapter provides a scholarship please contact your Chapter Secretary. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Why should I attend the Leadership Institute?

A: The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers' Leadership Institute, sponsored by Pioneer, is a unique opportunity for ASFMRA members to enhance their leadership skills and gain unprecedented access to key decision makers shaping our nation’s agricultural policy. Those who attend will receive top-notch communications and advocacy training, discuss industry issues with policymakers, and build relationships with other up-and-coming ag land professionals. You will leave the Leadership Institute with enhanced leadership skills, a better understanding of government policy and new connections with people across the country. 

Q: Who should attend ASFMRA’s Leadership Institute?

A: Any ASFMRA member who wishes to improve their leadership skills, enhance their understanding of ag policy and build their network of contacts.

Q: How can do I get a scholarship to go the Leadership Institute?

A: There are two ways an individual can receive a scholarship to attend the Leadership Institute. The first is through your employer. The second is through your ASFMRA local Chapter. To find out if your Chapter provides scholarships please contact your Chapter Secretary.

Q: My Chapter is paying for my registration fees, how do I complete my registration without payment?

A: When an ASFMRA Chapter provides a scholarship to an individual to attend Leadership Institute the Chapter will provide a reimbursement for the portion they are covering. It is up to the individual to pay all registration fees up front and contact their respective Chapter for reimbursement.