The California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) was chartered in 1949 as an affiliate of the national organization. It is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation under California law and supports the educational, ethical and professional standards of ASFMRA.

The California Chapter is the second largest ASFMRA Chapter in the country and takes pride in being an innovator of Western Ag Professionals. Through the annual Trends® in Agricultural Land & Lease Values report, Outlook Agribusiness Conference, Fall Meeting, FARMit® Education Program, California water maps and numerous classes, seminars and tours, the Chapter is a reliable resource for agribusiness in the west. The members of the California Chapter are dedicated to their profession and relied upon as being the best in the business.



Empowering agricultural property professionals with education and expertise to provide premier valuation, management and consulting services.




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Founded in 1929, the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®) is the largest professional association for rural property land experts, boasting more than 2,100 members in 31 chapters throughout the United States.

ASFMRA truly represents The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals and is the organization for individuals who provide management, consultation, and valuation services, as well as real estate services on rural and agricultural assets. The land experts who hold membership in ASFMRA work under a professional code of ethics, which includes continuing education requirements.

Over 40 percent of ASFMRA’s members hold a designation as an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), Accredited Rural
Appraiser (ARA), Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA) or Accredited Agricultural Consultant (ACC). You can rest assured that if you’re working with someone who is an accredited member of the Society, you are truly working with a competent land expert and agricultural professional who can assist you with all of your property, land and asset needs.



A premier organization for rural property professionals, focused on advancing the standards of the disciplines we represent through an unparalleled level of expertise and integrity. We empower our members to provide best-in-class service with an invaluable balance of education, accreditation and support.




The ASFMRA vision is to be the most trusted resource for rural property professionals and the clients they serve.






ASFMRA values ethical and professional service – ultimately holding the disciplines we represent to a higher standard

ASFMRA is the conduit through which our members learns, maintain standards of professional service and ultimately advance their careers.

ASFMRA connects members to a network of trusted and respected colleagues, providing expanded opportunities for professional and personal growth.