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. 


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.

Land Experts

Find a Farm Manager, Appraiser or Ag Consultant

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. 

 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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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Marion has some very valid points and reinforces my experiences with aggregate quarries in New Mexico - both under USPAP and Yellow Book for eminent domain/condemnation appraisals.  My recommendations still go for enlisting a GOOD hard rock / mining engineer ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I appraise quarries only eminent domain in Wisconsin.  I have sales of rock and aggregate quarries that I can provide or discuss.  I attended a geology forum several years ago.  (I am a geologist by education).  I learned that the value of the material ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I was employed by LaFarge for a couple of years as their Division Landman in New Mexico and. Arizona.  I can give you more info about spotting reserves (not that important in Kentucky where much of the state is limestone below 40 feet in depth), leasing, ...