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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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Education

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 ASFMRA, you’re working with someone driven to be the best.

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It's impossible for one person to know it all, so the camaraderie and the networking ability provided by the ASFMRA is invaluable. And if you appraise rural properties, there is no better choice for education.
Mark Williams, ARA
President/Founder of Value Midwest

The ASFMRA’s appraisal accreditations help me stand out from the average appraiser. They show that I went above and beyond to make sure I know how to handle the complexities of rural property.
Bessie Richmond, ARA, RPRA
Staff Appraiser for Farm Credit Midsouth

Henry Gordon, AFM

The society strives to connect its robust membership to one another in a variety of networking opportunities to share their experience and expertise and better serve their customers and communities.
Henry Gordon, AFM
Vice President and Trust Real Estate Manager at First Horizon Bank

Grant Aschinger, AFM

Attending my first Ag Land Management class was when it really clicked for me about the positive role this group will play in your life. This is one of the few organizations I know of where you get together with your competitors and become great friends.
Grant Aschinger, AFM
Farm Manager at Stalcup Ag Service

I’ve done extensive work with yellowbook appraisals, conservation easement appraisals, and undivided interest appraisals. These assignments can get pretty complicated and the education provided by the ASFMRA has prepared me for the challenges.
Joel Ambrose
Appraiser at Farmers National Company

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