NEVADA, Iowa (AgPR) — Kathy Pettinger, ARA, Hertz Farm Management, Nevada, Iowa, has been awarded the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).
Pettinger earned the ARA designation by meeting stringent requirements in experience and education, in addition to passing a rigorous written examination and abiding by the American Society’s Code of Ethics. She joins a select 45 percent of the ASFMRA membership who have received the Accredited status and currently maintain it through the ASFMRA continuing education program.
“In Iowa, we have 220 members, of which 22 have their ARA. Of those 22, Kathy is our second female to obtain this designation. She put in a lot of work to get this designation and I’m really excited she was able to get it completed this year,” said Traci Schermerhorn, Executive Director of the Iowa Chapter of ASFMRA.
Randy Hertz, President of Hertz Farm Management told us, “We are proud of Kathy’s hard work and professionalism. We are grateful to have Kathy on our team.”
Accredited Rural Appraisers understand the changing face of the appraisal industry and can ensure that an appraisal complies with regulations and requirements. Rural Appraisers work on a wide range of property types found in rural areas and can navigate the complexities involved in rural property valuation. In addition, Accredited Rural Appraisers possess specialized expertise beyond state certification and licensing requirements and are connected to a national network of professional resources and information.
About The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®)
The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®) is the largest professional society for rural property land experts, boasting over 2100 members in 31 chapters throughout the United States. ASFMRA truly represents The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals and is the organization for individuals who provide management, consultation, and valuation services, as well as real estate services on rural and agricultural assets. The land experts who hold membership in ASFMRA work under a professional code of ethics, which includes continuing education requirements. You can rest assured that if you’re working with someone who is an accredited member of the Society, you are working with a competent land expert and agricultural professional who can assist you with all of your property, land and asset needs.
Professional Help from ASFMRA Members
Members of the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) work with close to 2 million acres across Iowa. Our Farm Manager members are experts in helping landowners and farm operators achieve their objectives while our Appraiser members are equipped with the tools necessary to tackle a wide spectrum of real estate valuation assignments. ASFMRA members are recognized as the most trusted rural property professionals and their accreditation represents the highest level of professionalism in the industry.
You can connect with an ASFMRA member in your area by visiting https://www.asfmra.org/
— American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® via AgPR, www.AgPR.com, the news release distribution service for agriculture
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