Education Foundation


Donate | Sponsor | Volunteer

Plant the seeds for the future…

The Education Foundation funds the development of beginner-to-advanced education for a broad range of professionals in the agricultural community.

  • New courses with the latest information on farm management, rural property appraisal and agricultural consulting: from ranch, vineyard and dairy management to valuation of grain elevators, permanent plantings and greenhouses.

  • Support for students who are graduating or looking to make a career change to attend Summer Education Week and sponsorship for attendees at Leadership Institute

Ongoing education plants the seeds for expertise, advancement and personal as well as professional fulfillment. Donations – of all kinds and sizes – provide the power to impact the industry for generations to come.

Opportunities to Donate – The Education Foundation is supported by contributions from individuals, chapters and corporations, charitable trusts, and fund-raising activities including the Annual Live and Silent Auctions, held in conjunction with ASFMRA’s Annual Conference.

Donate in memory of a member, a loved one or as part of your legacy planning. Contact Hope Evans at or (303) 692-1227 to make your tax-deductible donation.

Donate an item or participate in the live auction!

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Growing the potential...

Our members deserve the best of the best. We regularly update core course curriculum and seminars to ensure our members grow their expertise and credentials. Our well-known course developers and instructors are current with new technologies, products and concepts helping member manage change and maintain their status as experts in the field.

Your support will enable professionals like you to become the best they can be – current and emerging experts in the rural property industry.

Learn more about how you and your organization can Sponsor the Education Foundation and complete the Sponsorship Submission Form today!

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Harvesting the power..

Providing financial resources as well as volunteering your time is all about investing in the future of farm management, appraisal and consulting. Families, groups and individuals depend upon our members and the education that they obtain for guidance to grow their businesses and survive the ups and downs of the marketplace.

Contact the Education Foundation to explore opportunities to get involved and engaged – help us harvest the power.

Contact Hope Evans at (303) 692-1216 or via email at

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Who We Are


The Education Foundation of the ASFMRA was established in 1984 to build an investment for the future of the appraisal, farm management and consulting industries. The Education Foundation continues to grow and increase the number of programs and projects it is able to support each year.

The Education Foundation supports projects and programs that ensure ASFMRA members provide the leadership that meets the changing needs of agriculture. This includes cooperation among groups, education, communication, leadership development, innovation, the increase of public awareness, knowledge of agriculture, and stewardship of resources.

Professional advancement, personal recognition, and public awareness of agricultural professionals is the focus of the Education Foundation. This is achieved through the funding of projects and programs such as:

  • ASFMRA Leadership Institute
  • Public Relations
  • National Exhibit Display Booths
  • Business Development Brochures
  • Information Collection and Dissemination
  • Agricultural Consulting Education Courses
  • Farm Management Education Courses
  • Rural Appraisal Education Courses

The Education Foundation provides supporters a unique vehicle to reach the leaders in agriculture. Obtain industry recognition and a reputable status among these professionals for you and your company by helping to support:

  • Public Understanding of Agricultural Professionalism
  • General Knowledge of Agricultural Practices to the Public
  • Education Opportunities
  • Industry Communications
  • Stewardship of Natural Resources
  • Leadership Development
  • Innovation/Technology
  • Standards of Valuation Practices

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Program and Project Support

Projects and programs are supported through contributions from private donations, corporate support, and charitable fund-raisers including, but not limited to:

  • Live and Silent Auctions
  • Financial/In-Kind Contributions
  • Golfing/Shooting Tournaments

Members, Chapters and Agri-Business Friends continue to give of their resources and time to support the Foundation. The Education Foundation appreciates the continued support and volunteer spirit that make the organization a success!

To make an investment in professionalism and leadership to the ASFMRA, please contact the Education Foundation for opportunities to contribute.

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Supporters Making A Difference

The supporters of our efforts continue to make the difference and are the success of the Foundation. Members, Chapters, and Agribusiness Friends are the basis of the strength of the organization. The Foundation appreciates the financial resources and volunteer spirit -- For all you do -- Thank You!

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Opportunities to Contribute

The Foundation is supported by contributions from individuals, chapters and corporations, charitable trusts, and fund-raising activities! Opportunities to donate include:

The Education Foundation Annual Live and Silent Auctions

The Live and Silent Auctions have become a highlight at the ASFMRA Annual Conference and continue to be an entertaining avenue for members to donate to the Foundation.

  • Donate an Item for the Live or Silent Auction
    • Large or small, your donated item for the auction is a unique way to contribute to the Foundation! Artwork, trips, sports memorabilia, homemade items, collectors items, state specialty items are just a few of the goodies that end up on the auction block! Simply printout the Auction Item Donation Form, fill it out and fax it to the National office at (303) 758-0190.  You may also fill out the Auction Item Donation Form  and email it to
  • Buy an Item at the Auction
    • It's hard to resist the call of the Auctioneer and the excitement of the Live Auction! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase the family vacation, the lawn mower, the Terry Redlin print.....
    • If the fast pace of the Live Auction isn't your cup of tea - step right up and place your bid on your favorite item at the Silent Auction!

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Contact the Education Foundation to explore opportunities in which you can also demonstrate an investment in professionalism and leadership in agriculture.

Contact Hope Evans at (303) 692-1216 or by e-mail at:

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