Increasing the Success of Rural and Agricultural Professionals

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) South Dakota Chapter provides education, training, and professional support to its local members.

To become a member, apply at

What makes the South Dakota chapter stand out?

Dates To Remember

2024 DatesEventLocation
April 26Washington Dairy TourWillow Lake – POSTPONED
May 9West River Breakfast MeetingRapid City
May 17East River Breakfast MeetingSioux Falls
Jun 11Board MeetingYankton
Jun 12Fishing SocialYankton
Jul 11West River Breakfast MeetingRapid City
Jul 12-20Education WeekDes Moines
Jul 16Leadership ExcellenceDes Moines
Jul 19East River Breakfast MeetingSioux Falls
Sep 10-12Leadership ExperienceWashington D.C.
Sep 20Livestock Ranch Seminar w/ Wyoming ChapterDeadwood
Nov 17-21ASFMRA Annual ConferenceKansas City



SDSU Scholarship

One $1,600 scholarship is available for a South Dakota State University sophomore or junior undergraduate student with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, and currently pursuing a minor in Land Valuation and Rural Real Estate. 

Additional preferences include a student who,

  • Participates in the university-sponsored club: Society of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
  • Is active in the Real Estate and Land Valuation Affinity Group activities including annual networking event
  • Participates in the Ness School Career Fair
  • Can articulate an interest in rural appraisal, agricultural consulting, or farm management professions
  • Is currently a resident of South Dakota who can demonstrate financial need

Please contact Ryan McKnight with SDSU for more information.