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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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

    Preparing You and Your Clients for Tax Season It has been over 30 years since we last saw major tax reform. Here’s what ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    2019 Farmland Outlook: Values Stay Resilient Despite another year of low profit margins for farmers, rising interest ...

  • Posted in: Press Releases

    ASFMRA, along with 15 additional organizations, sent a letter to the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Farmland Value Trends Across the US: Northeast The northeast portion of the country is characterized by multiple agricultural ...


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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am appraising a commercial fish farm in the upper Midwest on approximately 60 acres.  It has 40-50 ponds from 1/10th to 1 acre in size.  It produces primarily Walleye and Perch.  Does anyone have sales information for these types of facilities.  Any ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Just a reminder to Save the Date for ASFMRA Education Week 2019!  Here a just a few things that we have planned, so get excited! On Sunday a NEW seminar:   Introduction to Cannabis Operations Valuation being presented by JoAnn Wall, ARA - you don't want ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​Wyatt, The banks technically do not have to inform the appraiser that it is being transferred or used by another financial institution.  Usually the only way an appraiser finds out is if the second bank wants their name added to the report for some ...