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Becoming a member of the ASFMRA is taking an important step in your business and career development as an appraiser, farm manager, agricultural consultant, real estate broker, or other ag land professional. Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers are recognized as The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals. They adhere to high standards of professionalism and a rigorous code of ethics.

A person who wants to become a member of ASFMRA can apply in one of the four categories: Associate (most common), Affiliate, Academic, or Student.

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Membership Types

Persons, who manage, appraise or provide related valuation services, review appraisals, and/or consult for a fee that are working towards Professional or Accredited status and do not yet meet the additional criteria for those membership classifications.

NOTE: Most new ASFMRA members join the Society as an Associate Member.

Cost: $570/year

Persons who have obtained the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA) and/or Accredited Agricultural Consultant designation(s).

AFM/AAC $790/year; ARA/RPRA $900/year

Persons and/or organizations who are not providing farm and ranch management, agricultural consulting, rural appraisal or related valuation services and/or appraisal review services on rural property belonging to others, but desire to be affiliated with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Cost: $375/year

Persons whose work is primarily educational and who are devoting the majority of their time working at a college or university, in the agricultural consulting, farm and ranch management, rural appraisal and/or review appraisal field as an instructor, researcher, extension worker or administrator and have held that position for two or more years.

Cost: $190/year

Persons who are full-time students, or graduated and/or terminated their college enrollment within the past year.  And who are currently not providing farm and ranch management, agricultural consulting, rural appraisal or related valuation services and/or appraisal review services on rural property belonging to others for a fee or salary.

Cost: FREE

Retired: Persons who have been members of ASFMRA and held the Accredited, Professional, Associate or Academic membership status for at least five (5) years and who are no longer providing management, consulting, appraisal, valuation or appraisal review on property belonging to others for a salary or a fee.

Cost: $100/year -OR- $1,500/lifetime

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Alternatively to joining online, you may download an application form and start the process to become a member of ASFMRA. This application form needs to include your work experience and three references, none of whom are related to the applicant.

A $125 non-refundable application fee needs to accompany each application. Applications will not be processed without the appropriate National dues, Chapter dues, and application fee.  View Chapter Membership Dues.

Membership is approved on an individual basis (that is, firms or government agencies cannot hold membership) and it may not be transferred. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by the Chapter Membership Committee and either approved or denied within 30 days. However, you may start utilizing the many benefits available to land experts who are recognized as The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals right away. Learn more about the membership benefits available to you.