Courses & Seminars

ASFMRA is an internationally recognized leader in appraisal training. We are a not-for-profit appraisal society and sponsoring member of the Appraisal Foundation providing education since 1929 and serving all jurisdictions in the United States. We provide Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) and state approved appraisal training for certified general licensure and for continuing education.

The ASFMRA offers specialized seminars such as Yellow Book, Valuation of Conservation Easements, Timber Property, Mineral Rights, Dairy Appraisal and a lot of other topics. Take a look at the seminars to see what we offer, then take a look at our education schedule to see what is being offered near you! If you have any questions you can contact Deanna Ilk at 303-692-1222 or

Animal Agriculture's Story: Economics, Impacts, Perceptions, and Ramifications for Agricultural Prop

Target: Farm Managers

This class will explore animal agriculture in the US and the importance for Farm Managers to understand animal agricultural issues. To class will examine:

  • The economic principles of animal agriculture on both the macro and farm levels
  • The history of animal farming and the evolution and transition to the current status of the industry
  • The relationships between crop production, feed, food and energy.
  • The public and policy atmosphere.
  • The future of animal agriculture in the US and the world.
  • Animal care and welfare
  • Public perceptions
  • Sustainability issues
  • Animal identification
  • Waste management
  • CAFOs and air quality
  • BSE / Johne’s disease
  • Carbon footprints/Greenhouse gases
  • Special issues by sector

Course Hours: 4 hours

List of Seminars