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AAC - Accredited Agricultural Consultant

Consulting is the fastest growing field in agriculture. The role of agricultural consultants is becoming more and more critical as agriculture enters the fast paced era of consolidation, technology, specialization, mergers, and reformation. An Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC) trained in the delivery of their consulting expertise to the market and in the management of their consulting business have set themselves apart from the competition by earning an AAC (Accredited Agricultural Consultant) designation.

AARO - Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials

The mission of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials shall be to improve the administration and enforcement of real estate appraisal laws in member jurisdictions. The Association shall accomplish this mission through:
  1. Communication. The Association will facilitate communication and cooperation between and among Appraiser Regulatory Officials and others concerned with appraiser and appraisal issues.
  2. Research. The Association will conduct research and obtain information relative to appraisal matters.

ABA - American Bankers Association

Founded in 1875, the American Bankers Association represents institutions of all sizes and types, allowing us to speak with a strong, compelling voice on behalf of the banking industry.

AFM - Accredited Farm Manager

An Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) possesses the skills, experience and education to provide land investment analysis and management of day-to-day operations for agricultural enterprises. The AFM designation is available only through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and is awarded to those individuals that demonstrate experience and complete a rigorous education program to enhance professional skills and knowledge of land management and production agriculture.

Agricultural Conservation Easements


AgroNomics is The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) annual conference. This event, typically held in the fall, brings together investors, fund managers and ASFMRA rural property experts, providing the opportunity for networking, education and the exchange of ideas.  This is the must attend conference for anyone involved in purchasing agricultural property, managing land, appraising and valuing rural assets or selling farm land and rural property.

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Property Appraisers (ASFMRA)

The American Society of Farm Manager and Rural Property Appraisers (ASFMRA) promotes awareness, integrity, objectivity and competence of the rural property professions advancing the interest of members and clients before government, regulatory bodies and other organizations.  The Society enhances opportunity for the professional development continuum:networking, meetings, education offerings and publications, and career and client opportunities.

APB - Appraisal Practices Board

The APB offers voluntary guidance to appraisers, regulators and users of appraisal services on recognized valuation methods and techniques for all valuation disciplines.

AQB - Appraiser Qualifications Board

The AQB establishes the minimum education, experience and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state license or certification. In addition, the AQB performs a number of ancillary duties related to real property and personal property appraiser qualifications

ARA - Accredited Rural Appraiser

An appraiser who has received the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation is trained and tested to ensure they are equipped with the tools necessary to tackle a wide spectrum of real estate valuation assignments. As with all assignments, competency in any specific arena is the duty of the appraiser; however the ARA has demonstrated through a comprehensive and intensive process that they have the knowledge and skills to successfully administer the appraisal. The ARA conducts valuation work on wide range of property types that exist in rural parts of the country.