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 "Volunteer Opportunities" 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.

ASFMRA 2020-21 Openings

Committee Open Positions Term
Ethics & Standards Committee 1 (ARA/RPRA) 2020-2023
Foundation Legacy Funding Committee 2 2020-2023
Management/Consulting Education/Accreditation Committee 2 2020-2023
Membership Committee 7 (4 Appraisers, 3 Managers/Consultants) 2020-2023
Nominating Committee 7 (1 per District) 2020-2023
Young Professionals Network Leadership Committee 2 (Districts I & II) 2020-2022

*Deadline for application is June 20, 2020

ASFMRA Committee Descriptions

Overview

The Annual Conference Program Taskforce meets via telephone, Skype, Zoom or any other electronic means to build a program for the event. This group function is a temporary taskforce set up each fall/winter for the next year’s conference. Work consists of working within a theme for the conference to build topics, secure speakers and coordinate with staff to build a program that will be well attended.

Taskforce Member Full Job Description

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 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 Member Full Job Description

Committee Chair 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 Member Full Job Description

Committee Vice Chair Full Job Description

Committee Chair 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 Member Full Job Description

Committee Vice Chair Full Job Description

Committee Chair 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.

District VP Full Job Description

First Vice President Full Job Description

Young Professionals Network 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).

Co-Chair Full Job Description

Member Full Job Description

Overview

The Management Education and Accreditation Committee shall:

  • Determine the curricula required for each designation
  • Develop and or approve examinations
  • Oversee and administer the examinations for the Accredited Farm Manager and Accredited Agricultural Consultant 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
  • Develop and or approve the farm plan criteria, requirements, and approval process

Committee Member Full Job Description

Committee Vice Chair Full Job Description

Committee Chair 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 Member Full Job Description

Committee Chair 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 Member Full Job Description

Committee Chair 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 Member Full Job Description

Committee Vice Chair Full Job Description

Committee Chair Full Job Description