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

Appraising Agricultural Land in Transition

Target audience: Appraisers

Across North America, land is transitioning from traditional agricultural uses to alternative uses. Everyone is familiar with land being converted from agricultural to urban or suburban uses. This seminar explores new land uses that include wildlife and waterfowl production and habitat areas, public and private hunting preserves, fish production areas, recreational use of the land for hunting, fishing and trophy ranches as well as land that is responding to residential or commercial development pressure. Case studies from divergent areas of the country are presented in this seminar to demonstrate the various analytical skills and appraisal methodologies necessary to estimate market values for land that is moving to non-traditional uses. Analysis of property highest and best use becomes an important component in appraising transitional land. Class members will be exposed to several approaches to analyzing property highest and best potential uses. The case studies presented in this course are designed to assist appraisers, review appraisers and managers in dealing with valuation issues pertaining to land in transition from traditional agricultural uses.

Contact Hours: 8 hours