Local ag professional recognized for long time membership

A headshot of James hagedornGlendale, CO – October 27, 2016 – James D. Hagedorn, ARA with United Farm Credit Services in Willmar, MN, was recently recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) for 30 years of Membership within the Organization. Hagedorn is an agricultural professional who provides services for clients which may include farm and ranch management, rural appraisal, and/or agricultural consulting.

Hagedorn 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 30 years.

The ASFMRA represents nearly 2,000 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. lts 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.