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


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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Has anyone had any appraisal experience with valuation impact on farms due to pipeline installation.  In our area we have had Dakota oil pipeline and Spire natural gas pipe line activity.  We are seeing some long term implications where these lines are ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am looking for leads on sales of livestock auction barns that may have sold in the Midwest over the last five years. Prefer barns with 50,000 to 100,000+ head annual throughput, and primarily feeder cattle market areas. GREAT PLAINS AGRIBUSINESS, ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Appraising a medium-scale hog farm operation in Arkansas. Looking for any sales data and will gladly reciprocate the data I compile along the way. Any help I greatly appreciate.  Best, ------------------------------ William McIntosh Principal MAC Valuation ...