Richard K. Isaacson, AFM, ARA with Growthland in Marion, IA, was recently recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) for 45 years of Membership within the Organization. Isaacson is an agricultural professional who provides services for clients which may include farm and ranch management, rural appraisal, and/or agricultural consulting.
Isaacson has been affiliated with ASFMRA, the largest and oldest professional association that
provides opportunities for development through the highest quality educational and meeting
offerings, and a strict standard of code of conduct and ethics to its members, for 45 years.
The ASFMRA represents nearly 2,100 agribusiness professionals across the U.S. and Canada, who provide farm or ranch management, rural appraisal and appraisal review or agricultural consulting services. Professional managers represent owners of over 25 million acres of U.S. farmland and provide the direct management of these operations. Professional rural appraisers provide valuation estimates on over 50 million acres of farm, ranch, and natural resource lands each year.
The ASFMRA, founded in 1929, is the pioneer organization in rural property issues and education.
Its focus is to create and maintain a professionally trained group of AFMs (Accredited Farm Managers), ARAs (Accredited Rural Appraisers), RPRAs (Real Property Review Appraisers), and AACs (Accredited Agricultural Consultants) who are capable of providing expert guidance and assistance to people who own and/or operate agricultural lands and rural resource properties.