Membership and Community

The words “farm” and “rural” are integral to the ASFMRA name. They signify our sole focus — and the special expertise of our members, especially those who have chosen to achieve professional designation from ASFMRA. 


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Licensing and Accreditation

Agricultural land and rural property are unique. It takes a special understanding, insight and appreciation for rural property and agricultural assets in order to manage and assess their value. Explore our professional accreditation and continuing education programs.

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Land Experts

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Our land experts work under a professional code of ethics and are known as The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals. If you’re working with an accredited member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, you’re working with someone driven to be the best.

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The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) is the only professional society specifically focused on education and training related to farm management, rural valuation and agricultural consulting. 


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Our Focus

  • Farm and ranch management
  • Rural and real property review appraising
  • Agricultural consulting
  • Advocacy for the professions that we represent
  • Support for landowners and clients in need of rural property expertise
  • Networking with peers and industry leaders


Recent News

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Rural Residential Loans on the Rise T r aditional rural lending from farm credit associations in recent years has ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Bankers Expect Farm Loan Defaults to Rise This month, bankers estimated that farm loan defaults would rise by 5% over ...

  • Posted in: Member Spotlight

    Get to know the South Dakota Chapter's Kim Larson! An ASFMRA member since 2014, Ms. Larson is a Certified Real Estate ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Plummeting Corn and Soybean Prices for Indiana Farmers Currently, corn is priced at around $3.41 per bushel and soybeans ...


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    Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am working on a property that has a 10MM gallon per day spring on it.  Would anyone have sales of a property similar to that?  This one is a sale so I will be glad to share with you. No buildings or anything; just a concrete/rock pool where the spring ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​​ My assignment has one part which has a 100 cow rotary parlor in a large dairy.  Two requests:  1) what have other appraiser's found for RCN per unit or complete? 2) Dairy sales with rotary parlors in the past 3 years Thank you in advance.  David ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​​We are appraising some farm equipment dealerships in the Midwest.  We are looking for sale data and lease data for these type of properties as well as rural location auto dealerships.  Thank you. ------------------------------ John Linck ARA Senior ...