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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    Farm Income and Land Prices are Both Falling, St. Louis Fed Survey Finds Prices of crop land are beginning to fall as ...

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    U.S. Farmland Values Hit a Record Despite Trade Fears While crop groups have sounded the alarm over U.S. trade wars, ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Farmers' Working Capital Drops to 10-Year Low The financial condition of the U.S. farm sector continues to deteriorate. ...

  • Posted in: Ag News

    Farm Survey Offers Glimpse at Changing Face of Agriculture Farming in Iowa has changed significantly since the first ...


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    Work file

    Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Good day, I am preparing an 1 hour seminar on "required to be in your work file according to USPAP?" Interested in any information or thoughts on what items should be covered for seminar or if someone has previously prepared a similar seminar. Regards, ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Nebraska FSA is appraising a stand alone pig nursery measuring 41' X 200' or 8,200 SF with a capacity of 2,400 head.  These type of structures will house a weaned pig to 40 pounds.  A finishing unit of this size would only hold 375 or 400 head.  Typically ...

  • Posted in: Ag Open Forum

    Good morning- We have been engaged to appraise approximately 30 acres that comprises of a 5 stage lagoon of a private church community (approximately 300 people with a school, convenience store, and restaurants).  The lagoon property is owned by a separate ...