Membership and Community

The words “farm” and “rural” are integral to the ASFMRA name. They signify our sole focus — and the special expertise of our members, especially those who have chosen to achieve professional designation from ASFMRA. 


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Licensing and Accreditation

Agricultural land and rural property are unique. It takes a special understanding, insight and appreciation for rural property and agricultural assets in order to manage and assess their value. Explore our professional accreditation and continuing education programs.

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Our land experts work under a professional code of ethics and are known as The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals. If you’re working with an accredited member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, you’re working with someone driven to be the best.

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The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) is the only professional society specifically focused on education and training related to farm management, rural valuation and agricultural consulting. 


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Our Focus

  • Farm and ranch management
  • Rural and real property review appraising
  • Agricultural consulting
  • Advocacy for the professions that we represent
  • Support for landowners and clients in need of rural property expertise
  • Networking with peers and industry leaders


Recent News

  • Posted in: Young Professionals Network

    The holiday season is over and I think my dogs are happy. My wife will not be taking any more Christmas pictures for a ...

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    Today’s Land Market is Holding Its Breath; Uncertainties Persist Questions abound in the current land market. Will the ...

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    Preparing You and Your Clients for Tax Season It has been over 30 years since we last saw major tax reform. Here’s what ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    2019 Farmland Outlook: Values Stay Resilient Despite another year of low profit margins for farmers, rising interest ...


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  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am starting work on a wetland mitigation site. I am going to research purchases of sites to develop an As Is value of the site in its current condition, but would like to look at selling off credits over a time line and deducting all appropriate costs ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Greetings all, I am looking for some sales on a project to appraise a feed manufacturing facility. It is in Eastern Ohio, but any sales in the Midwest would be of some help. There is around 100 tons of storage on the property and the output for the facility ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am appraising a commercial fish farm in the upper Midwest on approximately 60 acres.  It has 40-50 ponds from 1/10th to 1 acre in size.  It produces primarily Walleye and Perch.  Does anyone have sales information for these types of facilities.  Any ...