Benefits

As a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), you join a select group of professionals who share your passion for agriculture and the rural landscape – and for helping others understand and capture the value of the land and rural assets.

ASFMRA is the only professional society focused on the development and advancement of professionals in agricultural property management, appraisal and consulting.  ASFMRA maintains high ethical and educational standards for its members, and, as a result, our members are The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals.

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ASFMRA Member Benefits

By joining the ASFMRA, you will gain:

ASFMRA Proud Member LogoMembers of the ASFMRA are regarded as The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals because they have made a commitment to excellence specifically in ag land appraisal, management or consultation. Using your ASFMRA membership or the Proud Member logo on business cards, in proposals, or in your email signature will help you stand out and assure future clients, employers and vendors that they are working with an ethical and committed partner.

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Additionally, members may choose to pursue a designation as an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA) or Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC), further distinguishing themselves and enhancing their titles.

Find more information on the accreditation process here.

The ASFMRA offers online and in-person education that is specifically designed or adapted for rural appraisers, farm managers and agricultural consultants.

For appraisers, seminars on water rights, appraising swine confinement and poultry facilities, and cannabis operations are examples of unique offerings that cannot be found elsewhere. Meanwhile, the ASFMRA works diligently with state boards to obtain credits on qualifying and continuing education courses such as USPAP, Basic Principles and Procedures, Valuation of Conservation Easements, and Eminent Domain.

For farm managers and consultants, the ASFMRA cultivates new seminars and webinars yearly on topics such as regenerative agriculture, soil health, and emerging technologies that will place you at the forefront of industry trends.

As an ASFMRA member, you will receive substantial discounts on these offerings, and will be the first notified when new opportunities arise.

Find examples of upcoming ASFMRA education here.

In a crowded field of ag land professionals, the ASFMRA will help you rise to the top as potential clients seek out services.

The ASFMRA places member profiles including updated contact information, specialties and designations on public-facing pages and promotes them through digital advertising and on its website and mobile app.

Additionally, ASFMRA members are sent a printed directory each year with contact information of other Trusted Rural Property Professionals, allowing them to reach out to fellow members with questions or to expand their business opportunities.

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Experience within a professional association can elevate your resume while honing your leadership skills.

The ASFMRA offers opportunities for eager volunteers each year to join committees such as its Education/Accreditation Committees, Bylaws Committee, Government Relations Committee, and Ethics and Standards Committee.

Additionally, the ASFMRA is always seeking to identify and train new instructors for its courses and seminars who are eager to share their expertise with fellow ag land professionals while establishing themselves as experts in their field.

Learn more about ASFMRA Committees here.

Most ASFMRA members point to the networking and connectivity with their fellow members as the most valuable benefit of joining the Society.

ASFMRA members are the first to be notified of new courses, trends and emerging opportunities in their fields through email communications both from the National office and their respective Chapters.

The ASFMRA's AgProLink is an exclusive online community where rural appraisers, farm managers and agricultural consultants can ask questions or share experiences exclusively with other Society members.

Finally, member events throughout the year at both the National and Chapter levels bring together ag land professionals in both educational and social atmospheres. These gatherings - both in-person and virtual - offer ASFMRA members a chance to establish invaluable business connections and friendships that last a lifetime. Longstanding members frequently note that their membership dues have been paid hundreds of times over via relationships established at ASFMRA events.

Find contact information for your Chapter's representatives here.

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ASFMRA Members May Also Access

2020 ASFMRA Preferred Partner LogoMapRight LogoMapRight Mapping Software


MapRight, LLC is proud to be a Preferred Partner of ASFMRA and help ASFMRA members meet their land mapping needs. MapRight has very competitively priced software, and for ASFMRA members they are offering National Parcel Pro for only $20 per month.  As an ASFMRA member, you can save over 60%!  MapRight does offer additional discounts through their corporate pricing model and those discounts are provided on a case by case basis.

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LandOwner and The Agriculture Letter Newsletters


With an ASFMRA membership, you may access the most recent and past issues of Farm Journal's LandOwner and The Agriculture Letter newsletters for free.

Lands' End LogoLands' End Apparel


ASFMRA members may purchase high-quality Lands' End business and outdoor attire complete with the ASFMRA logo to add visibility and credibility to their brand when at an event or attending a professional meeting. You may view apparel options here.

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