Martin joined AgriFinancial Services in May of 2016 and is responsible for managing the overall appraisal process. He is a Certified General Appraiser and holds the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation which is awarded by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers to those members that have demonstrated through course work, experience, work review and a comprehensive exam that they have the expertise required for the most complex rural appraisal assignments. Prior to joining AgFi, Martin was employed by Rabo AgriFinance for over 10 years, most recently, as a Senior Appraiser & Team Leader. Martin’s career also includes 10 years as a high school agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor in Kentucky. Martin grew up on his family’s farm in Spencer County, Kentucky where they raised tobacco, hay, corn, soybeans, beef cattle, and hogs. He holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture and Food Science from the University of Kentucky in addition to Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Western Kentucky University.