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

Introduction to Vineyard and Winery Valuation

Target Audience: Appraisers

As of 2012, there are wineries located in all 50 states and wine grapes are grown in every state except Alaska. Further expansion of this agricultural industry is predicted in the coming years. Would you like to learn more about it? This course provides an introduction to vineyard and winery valuation concepts and methodologies. Students will learn about the different growing regions within the U.S., as well as general terminology, growing conditions, and consumer trends. Discussions will include what physical components are most important in the valuation of a winery facility and what’s currently driving vineyard values. Learn how to apply the Discounted Cash Flow analysis to a permanent planting. Understand and discuss the difference between a “boutique” operation and a “commercial” facility and which one is thriving and why. This course is meant to provide a look at one of agriculture’s more interesting industries. This is an introductory seminar, so even if you have no experience in this use-type, you are sure to come away with something new in your tool box.

Course Hours: 8 hours