Volunteer

Welcome to Volunteer With ASFMRA where you can volunteer for committees and other opportunities that fit your interests, expertise and schedule; the process is easy!

  • First, peruse the list of committees in the "Committee Openings" list below
  • Click to find more detailed information about the committee, the job descriptions, qualifications and the time commitment
  • When you are ready to volunteer, complete the application form on the right-hand side

The ASFMRA depends on great volunteers, so come back often to learn about new volunteer opportunities! You may also email us with any questions.

October 2024 Committee Openings

For information on additional opportunities aside from committee service and general questions, please contact kzimmer@asfmra.org. 

Committee Open Positions/Requirements
Appraisal Education/ Accreditation

ARA Vice Chair; RPRA Vice Chair; 2 Members

Bylaws

Chair; 4 Members

Consulting Education/Accreditation

 Member

Ethics & Standards

Vice-Chair from Committee; Member (AFM); Member (RPRA)

Executive Council 

First Vice President (AFM);  Academic Vice President; District V VP;
YPN Vice President - Appraisal (Applicant cannot be from a Chapter in District V or District VII)

Foundation Legacy Funding  7 Members
Government Relations  District IV
Membership  Chair from Committee; Accredited Member 
Nominating 

 District III; District V; District VII; 
(Election if  2+ applications)

Young Professionals Network Leadership  Vice-Chair from Committee; District I; District III; District V; District VI
Age 39 or Younger 


*Click here to view the District list

ASFMRA Committee Descriptions

Overview

The Appraisal Education and Accreditation Committee shall:

  • Update as needed the curricula required for each designation
  • Update and administer the examinations for the Accredited Rural Appraiser and the Real Property Review Appraiser designations to those who have made proper application and have met the requirements outlined in the Bylaws and Policies
  • Assist with the identification of course and seminar topics and oversee the development of all course and seminar content
  • Update as needed the demonstration report criteria, requirements, and approval process

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Job Description

Committee Vice-Chairs Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews the ASFMRA Articles of Incorporation, Code of Ethics, Standards of Professional Practice, Bylaws, and Policy and Procedure Manual as needed or requested by the Executive Council. They may make recommendations for amendments when needed. Committee will consist of no more than seven members.

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Consulting Education and Accreditation Committee shall:

  • Determine the curricula required for the Accredited Agricultural Consultant designation
  • Develop and or approve examinations
  • Oversee and administer the examinations for the Accredited Agricultural Consultant designation to those who have made proper application and have met the requirements outlined in the Bylaws and Policies
  • Assist with the identification of course and seminar topics and oversee the development of all course and seminar content
  • Develop and or approve the consulting plan criteria, requirements, and approval process

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Full Job Description

Committee Vice-Chair Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Education Foundation Legacy Funding Committee conducts fundraising activities which include the annual Silent and Live Auctions held in conjunction with the ASFMRA Annual Conference.

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Job Description

Committee Vice-Chairs Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Ethics and Standards Committee has the duty to enforce principles that guide the relationship between members of the Society and their clients; between fellow members of the Society; and between the Society and the general public. The Ethics and Standards Committee, in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice, shall, upon receipt of a written complaint, or upon its own initiative, investigate and make recommendations, or take appropriate action upon any matters of ethical or professional conduct.

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Job Description

Committee Vice-Chairs Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Executive Council functions as the Society’s ultimate governing body. As such, it is responsible for setting the strategic direction and annual budget of the Society along with on-going oversight of Society finances and operations.

Committee Purpose and Procedures

President Full Job Description

President Elect Full Job Description

First Vice President Full Job Description

District VP Full Job Description

Young Professionals Network VP Job Description

Academic VP Full Job Description

Overview

Government Relations Committee may report to the Society on legislation and/or regulations affecting the Society and/or its clientele and to develop programs supporting or opposing the same in accordance with the objectives of the Society. The Government Relations Committee will consist of no more than nine members and shall have a representative member from each of the Districts. There shall be two Co-Chairs – one who holds the ARA designation and one who holds either the AFM or AAC or both AFM, AAC designation(s).

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Co-Chair Full Job Description

Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Management Education and Accreditation Committee shall:

  • Determine the curricula required for the Accredited Farm Manager designation
  • Develop and or approve examinations
  • Oversee and administer the examinations for the Accredited Farm Manager designation to those who have made proper application and have met the requirements outlined in the Bylaws and Policies
  • Assist with the identification of course and seminar topics and oversee the development of all course and seminar content
  • Develop and or approve the farm plan criteria, requirements, and approval process

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Full Job Description

Committee Vice Chair Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Membership Committee is responsible for developing recommendations and assisting with the implementation of strategies designed to help the ASFMRA and its Chapters attract and retain paying members. The Membership Committee’s core goal will be growth in ASFMRA membership each year.

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Nominating Committee is responsible for the review and approval of an individual’s qualifications for all the Society’s volunteer positions prior to appointment or election. This responsibility includes the development of job descriptions as well as selection and performance assessment criteria.

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Young Professionals Network is dedicated to making a positive difference in the professions of agriculture management, appraisal and consulting through premier leadership, career development and personal success while transitioning to the next generation of leadership.

The Young Professionals Leadership Committee meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month via conference call, zoom, or other digital technology to coordinate younger member engagement, programs, and overall growth.

Committee Purpose and Procedures

Committee Chair Full Job Description

Committee Vice Chair Full Job Description

Committee Member Full Job Description

Application
All other applications for October 2024 vacancies open on May 1, 2024.  Incumbent and Executive Council applications are due May 31, 2024, while Nominating Committee and new applications are due Saturday, June 22, 2024.