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

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    4 Rules On Refinancing Your Farm Your lender works hard to keep you as a client, but even the best banking relationship ...

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    Where Artificial Intelligence Could Take Agriculture Typically, when AI is brought up around farmers, the conversation ...

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    Does Marijuana Legalization Hurt Property Values? For now, Green Thumb Industries is a rare thing in the ever-growing ...


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  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ​Good morning. I am a trainee appraiser in South central GA. We are working on a facility that is primarily used for the processing of produce. There are two hydro coolers on site that were purchased used, and we are in the process of trying to establish ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ASFMRA was recently made aware of a proposed Small Business Administration (SBA) regulation that could have major impact on loans and appraisals on confinement operations such as poultry barns. Under the proposed "identity of interest rule", if a small ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    ASFMRA members were recently featured in AgPro magazine and providing their opinions on land values in their states - check out the full article! ------------------------------ Jaleen Edwards ASFMRA Glendale CO (303) 692-1227 -------------------- ...