ASFMRA Members Earn Highest Professional Status

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers recently awarded the Accredited Farm Manager (A.F.M.), Accredited Rural Appraiser (A.R.A.), Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA), and Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC) designations.
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Nov. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- These designations demonstrate the completion of stringent education and experience requirements, rigorous oral and written examinations, and maintaining the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, competence, and ethics.  These recipients join a select percentage of the ASFMRA membership who have received, and maintain through continuing education, the Accredited status. ASFMRA honored the following 14 AFMs, 9 ARAs, 1 RPRA, and 1 AAC at their Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Matthew A. Clarahan, AFM; Hertz Farm Management, Inc., Mount Vernon, IA
Steven Diedrich, AFM; Martin, Goodrich, & Waddell, Inc., Sycamore, IL
Patrick Gooding, AFM; Farmers National Company, Savoy, IL
Adam Gore, AFM; Halderman Real Asset Management, Carmel, IN
Jeffrey Hignight, AFM; Glaub Farm Management, Jonesboro, AR
Daniel Leith, AFM; U.S. Trust Bank of America, Fresno, CA
Benjamin Price, AFM; Farmers National Company, Earlham, IA
Jack “Woody” Ray, Jr., AFM; Ritter Agribusiness, Marked Tree, AR
William Thompson, AFM; Texas AgriLife Extension Service, San Angelo, TX
Kenny Traynom, AFM; Ritter Agribusiness, Memphis, TN
Morgan Troendle, AFM; Hertz Farm Management, Inc., Waterloo, IA
Eric Wilkinson, AFM; Hertz Farm Management, Inc., Kankakee, IL
Luke Worrell, AFM; Worrell-Leka Land Services, Jacksonville, IL
Matthew Wyss, AFM; Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington, IL

James Abel, ARA; Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA, Merced, CA
Gary Bratton, ARA; American Forest Management, Inc., Sumter, SC
Judd Brooks, ARA; Northwest Farm Credit Services, Great Falls, MT
M. Chad Dugger, ARA; Chas. S. Middleton & Son, Lubbock, TX
Jeremy Hill, ARA; Progressive Farm Credit Services, Sikeston, MO
Cary Matthews, ARA; Farm Credit Midsouth, Jonesboro, AR
Rebecca McWilliams, ARA; Texas Land Bank, Thorndale, TX
Wade Schroeder, ARA; Office of Valuation Services – OS-DOI, Lakewood, CO
Benjamin Ward, ARA; Northwest Farm Credit Services, Ontario, OR

Teresa DeMuri, RPRA; USDA-Forest Service, Florence, WI

Job Springer, AAC; The Samuel Roberts Nobel Foundation, Ardmore, OK

“We are pleased with the commitment to professional excellence these people have shown,” stated, Paul J. Joerger, AFM, the American Society's national president from Boston, MA.  “By receiving these designations, their clients, associates and industry peers can easily recognize their personal investment and dedication to maintaining an exceptional degree of knowledge and skill.”

The ASFMRA is the recognized leader as an international organization for professionals who provide management, consultation and valuation services on agricultural and rural assets. Its focus is to create and maintain a professionally trained group of Accredited Farm Managers (A.F.M.), Accredited Rural Appraisers (A.R.A.), Real Property Appraisers (RPRA), AND Accredited Agricultural Consultants (A.A.C.), who are capable of providing expert guidance and assistance to people who own and/or operate agricultural lands and rural resource properties.

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The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) is recognized as the premier organization for rural property professionals, providing excellent education, networking opportunities, and legislative representation for its members. The American Society was founded in 1929 and has 35 local chapters within seven regional districts throughout the U.S.
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