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

Succession and Estate Planning

Target Audience: Farm Managers, Agricultural Consultants

Our presentation will empower you to help your clients understand their current succession and business plan and how it relates to where they want to end up.

Specific tools we will discuss to accomplish the clients’ goals include:

  • Understanding working lands ownership is a business-how to treat it accordingly with a preselected successor to run “the business” in the event of:
    • Disability
    • Planned Retirement
    • Death
  • Asset Protection (relating to the structure under how the land is owned and/or operated)
  • Differences & Benefits in S Corporations, C Corporations, LLCs, FLPs, etc
  • Federal and State Income and Estate (Death) Tax Strategies
  • Living and Death Probate
  • Living Trusts (as a will replacement vehicle)
  • Revocable v. Irrevocable Trusts
  • Property and Health Care Powers of Attorney (and living Wills)
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Planning with Insurance
  • Choosing a Trustee, Executor, and Guardian
  • Consistent Plan Reviews & Maintenance
  • SUMMARY: Coordinate Landowners’ Goals in All Areas Where They Affect the Land

Course Hours: 8 hours