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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Trusted Advisors

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


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    Recapping the 2019 Land Market The land market in 2019 continued the plateau trend of the past several years in which ...

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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I have been asked to appraise a large commercial controlled atmosphere apple storage.  My subject ranges from 1980's to 2010's and is block, steel frame, and wooden pole frame construction and is around 50,000 bins of CA with some additional refrigerated.   ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am looking for sales of on farm grain facilities of up to 500,000 bushels of capacity in the midwest.   My subject is five years old.  I would like to hear if the opinions about what equipment is part of the real estate and which parts are chattel that ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am working on a larger feed mill with a storage capacity of 250,000 bushels of grain and had a production of 5,000 tons per week.  Also working on several nursery barns that are 4-5,000 head buildings and each complex has a truck wash and office building.  ...