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

Current Environmental Issues Affecting Real Property Appraisals

Target audience: Appraisers, Farm Managers

This 1-day seminar is designed to guide Rural Appraisers and Farm Managers in completing environmental “screens” or reports based on observation of a property. Many lenders, property owners or buyers and other management and appraisal clients are now demanding a level of environmental review on rural and agricultural property. Transaction screening (or environmental due diligence) is intended to be completed by persons who are not environmental professionals, but who are knowledgeable about property…Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers may qualify to do this work. This seminar explores the responsibility of Appraisers to report what is observed (with no opinion of impact unless the appraiser is also a qualified environmental expert) and the duty of managers to protect the landowner, under their fiduciary responsibility, by completing environmental due diligence steps and any follow-on requirements. Our intent is to alert Managers and Appraisers to their charges, not train environmental experts.

Contact hours: 8 hours

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