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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Trusted Advisors

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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: Ag News

    'Downward pressure': Farmland Rental Rates Flat or Down If you ask a farmer, agricultural economist, ag banker or ag real ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Farmers Predict Stable Land Values Optimism about farmland prices is ticking up for farmers. That’s according to the Purdue/CME ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Reviewing the State of the Farm Bill: Perspective from Spending Looking ahead to potential farm bill reauthorization this ...

  • Posted in: Land Trends

    January 29, 2018 Fargo, ND – The North Dakota Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) ...


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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am appraising a property that includes a swine farrowing facility and a new 7000 square foot home in Northwest Ohio.  Does anyone have sales of very nice homes on properties with large livestock facilities?  I am hoping to identify how much obsolescence ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Mark Williams and I are looking for ANY information on sod farms that you may have! Sales or listings of sod farms Methods/Calculations used to obtain the contributory value of sod Cost/expenses related to sod farms Appropriate Cap rates ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    We are working on a project that had a marina along a large river.  Boat docks, restaurant/store, fuel depot.  Would any one have seen a sale of something like that along a river? Thanks Boyd Harris, ALC ------------------------------ Boyd Harris, ALC ...