I am a graduate from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, working towards my accreditation as a Certified General Appraiser in the state of Missouri. Currently, I am a trainee with Farmers National Company in Centralia, MO. I am actively taking courses with the ASFMRA and the Appraisal Institute to fulfill the education requirements. I am able to sit for my accreditation exam in January 2019 and hope to be fully certified before 2020. Upon accreditation, I plan to return to my family's farm in northwest Missouri, while continuing to appraise for FNC. I currently reside in Columbia, MO with my wife Emily who works in the surety bond industry. We are both from the northwest Missouri region and have deep ties to Missouri agriculture. We hope to grow our relationship with the ASFMRA and continue to work for the agricultural industry on a local, state and national level.