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


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    Farm Bill Passed As many of you already know, the Senate and House passed the 2018 farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement ...

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    Land Sales Picking Up But low crop prices along with tariff and trade uncertainly will keep a lid on bids. Interest ...

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    Farmland Values Stable For the eighth consecutive quarter farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District remained ...

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    New Survey of Farmland Values Paints a Mixed Picture A new survey on Midwest farms is painting a mixed picture in regards ...


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Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    I am appraising a inside 40 acre tract in central Iowa that was inherited by my client.  The farm was 80 acres that had adequate legal and physical access.  One beneficiary got 40 acres with road frontage and one beneficiary got 40 acres with no road ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    So I own land with a railroad right of way easement (Southern Pacific mainline to CA) which ATT used to bury fiber optic lines within that right of way. A class action lawsuit was filed on my behalf and ATT was forced to pay me. So I would say there ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Interesting how New York does things. In all my experience any local street, county or state or federal highway has already compensated the fee owner for the “taking”. Additional compensation for the area already taken is inappropriate - even if there ...