The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) has recently awarded designations, including the Accredited Farm Manager (A.F.M.) designation, the Accredited Rural Appraiser (A.R.A.) and the Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA).

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, 6 ARAs, and 2 RPRAs at their Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., oOct.26, 2011.

Accredited Farm Managers:

Jeffrey A. Evers, AFM

Farmers National Company, Springfield, IL

Keith Flora, AFM

Farmers National Company, Lexington, KY

Barry Houmas, AFM

Farmers National Company, Springfield, IL

Timothy L. Johnson, AFM

Farmers National Company, Grand Island, NE

Eldon Krull, AFM

Northwestern Farm Management Company, Marshall, MN

Steven Lankford, AFM

Farmers National Company, Spencer, IN

Matthew L. Mann, AFM

Hertz Farm Management Inc., Waterloo, IA

Thomas Leslie Pinnix, AFM

Farmers National Company, Hernando, MS

Jason Ray, AFM

Central National Bank, Superior, NE

Ryan R. Roetman, AFM

Hertz Farm Management, Inc., Humboldt, IA

Steve J. Schutte, AFM

Farmers National Company, Dixon, NE

Eric V. Skolness, AFM

Farmers National Company, Glyndon, MN

Lee Williams, AFM

Farmers National Company, Lake Crystal, MN

Robert H. Woodrow, AFM

Farmland Solutions, LLC, Sherman, IL


Accredited Rural Appraisers

Bonnie M. Downing, ARA

Farm Credit Services of America, North Platte, NE

Brian W. Field, ARA

Crown Appraisals, Inc., Barnesville, MN

Brian J. Gatzke, ARA

Gatzke Appraisal, Brookings, SD

Paul Herrington, ARA

Farm Credit East, ACA, Hudson, NY

Michael F. McDonnell, ARA

Northwest Farm Credit Services, Bozeman, MT

Kyle R. McGarry, ARA

Nortwest Farm Credit Services, Idaho Falls, ID


Real Property Review Appraisers

Jerry R. Juhnke, ARA, RPRA

Rabo AgriFinance, Inc., Enid, OK

Robb Steinke, ARA, RPRA

Rabo AgriFinance, Inc., Twin Falls, ID


“We are pleased with the commitment to professional excellence these people have shown,” stated, Kirk Weih, AFM, the American Society's national president from Iowa. “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.”