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Become a Friend of ISPFMRA

The Friends of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers are a very unique group. Not only do they recognize the valuable contributions made by Society members, they also understand and appreciate affiliating themselves with the organization.

Friends enjoy all the benefits of being an Illinois Chapter member except voting rights. They are able to participate in all Illinois Society-sponsored courses, meetings and events; receive all the correspondence and newsletters; and can purchase materials at discounted member rates.

Annual dues are $75.  To become a friend, fill out the application form. (The information you give us will be used in our annual directory.)

If you still need convincing, there’s more information about a Friends membership below the form!

If you prefer, you can download the application form, print it, and mail it to us at the address on the form.

General Objectives and Purposes

• Promote professional management and appraisal of rural property and agricultural consulting.
• Provide for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of the profession of farm management, rural appraisal and agricultural consulting.
• Maintain a code of business and professional ethics designed to protect owners and clients and to promote sound business practices.

Who Can Join?

Anyone with an interest in agriculture but who does not otherwise qualify for Society membership (as farm managers, rural appraisers, or agricultural consultants) is eligible to join. This includes:

Accountants
Agri-Business Representatives
Attorneys
Auctioneers
Bankers
Communicators
Conservationists
Educators
Farmland Owners
Government Personnel
Lenders
Producers
Realtors
Retailers

Networking Opportunities

• Annual Illinois Land Values Conference
• Annual Agricultural Tour
• ISPFMRA Newsletter
• ISPFMRA Membership Directory
• Legislative Updates
• Lobbying Efforts

About the Illinois Society

Profitable agricultural production requires an intimate understanding of farmland, the single most valuable input of most agricultural enterprises. Understanding the complexities of agricultural production and mar- keting to meet the challenges of the 21st century is a job for specialists.

Members of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ISPFMRA) are spe- cialists who dedicate their efforts to acquiring and enriching their knowl- edge and skills in order to provide the highest quality agricultural man- agement, appraisal and consulting services.

The ISPFMRA is one of 37 chapters of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The Illinois chapter was founded in 1928 and is the oldest and largest state organization of its kind in the United States. Members are professionals devoted to the management and ap- praisal of rural property and agricultural consulting.

To become a friend of ISPFMRA, download the application form.

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