The Mid-South chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers will hold its summer meeting June 21-22 at the Alluvian Hotel, Greenwood, Miss. 

Founded in 1929, the ASFMRA is a trade organization for professionals who provide management, consultation, and valuation services to the agricultural community.  The Mid-South chapter is comprised of agricultural professionals from Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Mississippi.  

“This summer meeting will provide excellent educational opportunities for rural appraisers as well as farm managers,” says Jake Minton, appraiser with AgHeritage FCS at Lonoke, Ark.  “Those practicing or interested in the appraisal profession will be able to attend an 8-hour course, ‘Best Appraisal Practices’ (four hours each day).  The class will offer 8 hours of continuing education to certified appraisers (subject to individual state approval).  The course will be taught by Clay Caver of AXA Equitable Agrifinance and Erik Roget of UBS AgriVest.

“On June 21, those interested in farm management can attend a 4-hour seminar on the cotton outlook by Merideth Allen, president and CEO of Staplcotn.  On June 22, farm managers will be led by Mississippi State University economists in a 4-hour discussion on implications of new farm bill legislation.”

In addition to the educational programs, there will also be a banquet Thursday evening. 

“The banquet, as well as the classroom time, will offer an excellent opportunity to network with other agricultural professionals,” Minton says.

Those interested in attending may contact Mid-South Chapter President Drew Vance at 501-551-3170 for registration information.