Becoming an Instructor

Shape the Next Generation

Join the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) in our mission to elevate the professionalism and expertise in farm management, ag consulting and rural appraisal. As an instructor, you have the opportunity to share your wealth of knowledge, passion and real-world experiences to empower the next generation of rural property professionals.


  • Professional Growth: Elevate your leadership skills while establishing yourself as an industry expert.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with other professionals, exchange insights and expand your industry relationships.
  • Giving Back: Enrich the community and uphold the high standards of our industry by training both newcomers and seasoned professionals. Step into the world of instruction with confidence and make a lasting impact!

Instructor Workshop

Jumpstart your journey as an ASFMRA instructor! Our workshop is tailored to give you the tools, insights and methodologies necessary for effective and inspiring instruction. Every summer, as part of our esteemed Education Week event, the ASFMRA hosts a specialized instructor workshop. These sessions are dedicated to all instructors, ensuring that our educational standards remain unparalleled in the industry. By participating, you'll be fully equipped to deliver course content with clarity and confidence.


  1. ASFMRA Accreditation: All instructors aspiring to teach Qualifying Education must be accredited members of ASFMRA specific to their discipline, ensuring that our educators meet the high standards of expertise and professionalism the society stands for.
  2. Submit Application: Submit an instructor application to
  3. Instructor Workshop Completion: Candidates must successfully complete the ASFMRA instructor workshop. This ensures that they are equipped with the necessary teaching tools and methodologies to effectively train and inspire.
  4. Audit/Assist Experience: Before taking on full instructional responsibilities, potential instructors are required to audit/assist in a course offering. This hands-on experience allows them to observe, assist, and eventually lead sections of content under the seasoned eye of lead instructors. It’s an invaluable opportunity to become familiar with the course content, teaching methods and classroom dynamics, ensuring a smooth transition to independent instruction.

Additional Resources

If you have any additional questions or want to learn more about instructing for ASFMRA, please contact Mike Cabibbo, Senior Director of Education and Programs, at or 303-692-1213.