ASFMRA, founded in 1929, provides members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services to the agricultural community. The focus of the ASFMRA is providing education and networking opportunities for a professional group of members providing farm and ranch management, rural and real property appraising, review appraisal, and agricultural consulting services to the private and public sectors and to the governmental and lending communities. Find out more at

Cary Matthews: Hooked on Rural Land Appraising

Cary Matthews, ARA, remembers catching the property appraisal bug in 1989 when he accompanied his brother Tommy on an appraisal project in northwest Arkansas.

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Fred Hepler: A Passion for Farm Management

Fred Hepler discusses his strong passion for farm management.

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Marlo Dill: A Passion for Agriculture

If you’re in Central Oregon Hill Country this winter and happen upon someone on a snowmobile scouting ranch property, it could very well be Marlo Dill.

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Jeffrey Hignight: Personal Journey of Land Management

Hignight brings strong agricultural perspective to his current professional farm manager role at Glaub Farm Management, where he advocates for the land owners and counsels on improving the land.

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Eric Wilkinson: Close to Farm & Family

In many ways, Eric Wilkinson never left the farm. The Kankakee, Illinois farm manager has fond memories of his childhood, working alongside his father, grandfather and siblings on the small family livestock and grain farm near Mazon, Illinois.

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Merrill E. Swanson: Love of the Land

Growing up on the family farm in the upper coastal bend of Texas, hunting for quail and arrowheads were two of Merrill Swanson’s favorite pastimes.

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ASFRMA Member Profile: Corey Prins

One of Corey Prins’ fondest memories growing up on the small family farm near Edgerton, Minnesota, was the hours he spent in the tractor. As the eldest son, Prins had a lot of responsibility and was delighted when his father, Lloyd, delegated crop responsibilities to him in his teen years.

ASFMRA Member Spotlight—Justin P. Bierschwale

Written by Justin P. Bierschwale Challenges facing rural landowners today vary greatly throughout the U.S. depending upon a multitude of ...