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


Recent News

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Land's Linchpin: Amid Low Inventory, Little Interest to Sell A 67-acre tract of farmland in Sioux County, Iowa, brought ...

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    Agriculture Funds Aim to Harvest Profit, Along With Corn and Wheat Two realities undergird the investment case for agriculture: ...

  • Posted in: Member Spotlight

    Name: Mark A. Keller, ASA, SR/WA, CCIM  Chapter:   AZ ASFMRA Member Since:   2002 Current Employer: Salt ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Snow, Freezing Temperatures Threaten Northern U.S. Corn, Soybeans Plunging temperatures and heavy snow forecast for ...


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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Good Afternoon, I am appraising an 80-acre vacant ag parcel in North Dakota with 4-5 teepee rings. The owner insists that they add value to the property - I am less convinced of a positive impact on value due to the high volume of rings on Indian Trust ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Needing some comparable data on sales of water rights for commercial use.  Property being appraised currently has 680 ac. feet of annual permit for sales of ground water for commercial use, including domestic use for bottled water.  Also has 100 ac. feet ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​Paul I think they would be a discount. I do not know any sales.  My suggestion would be to look at difference in rent and maybe capitalize. ------------------------------ Jerry Dell ARA Owner/Appraiser Dell Land & Appraisal Enterprise AL (334) ...