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Chapter Leadership


  • Wayne Young

    Wayne Young, ARA

    President View past presidents (936) 439-0379

    Instructs: Cost Approach for General Appraisers (A301), Sales Comparison Approach for General Appraisers (A302), Cost Approach Applications

    Wayne is the Regional Chief Appraiser for Capital Farm Credit. Capital Farm Credit is an Agricultural Credit Association (ACA) and is a part of the national Farm Credit System. The association is headquartered in Bryan, Texas, and has 23 lending offices located throughout Central, South Central and Southeast Texas. Capital Farm Credit is ranked as one of the top ten lenders in the Farm Credit System.

    Since 1986 Wayne has worked as an independent appraiser, the State Appraiser for the Farm Service Agency in Texas and for Capital Farm Credit. Most appraisal work for Capital Farm Credit is for the bank with limited outside appraisal assignments. While with Capital he has worked in approximately 70 counties in Texas along with assignments in Kansas, New Mexico, and Hawaii. The bulk of his experience is with small to large agricultural lands typically trending toward more urban, residential and recreational uses.

    Wayne Joined the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in 1986 and received his ARA designation in 1998.

  • Mickey Nixon

    Mickey Nixon, ARA

    Immediate Past President

    (806) 786-9958

    Mickey Nixon is a Regional Chief Appraiser with Capital Farm Credit in Lubbock, Texas.  He is responsible for managing an appraisal team in the Panhandle, South Plains and Rolling Plains regions.  Since joining the Farm Credit System in 1994, Mickey has held staff and appraisal management positions with the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, First Ag Credit and Capital Farm Credit.  His work is concentrated in the valuation of farms, ranches and specialized agricultural facilities.  From 2004 to 2008, Mickey served as an Executive Committee Member on the Farm Credit System’s Review, Audit and Appraisal Workgroup.

    Nixon grew up on a farming and ranching operation in Schleicher County, TX and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in finance and real estate from Angelo State University.   He holds the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

  • Justin Bierschwale

    Justin Bierschwale, ARA


    (325) 446-3052

    Justin Bierschwale is a part-owner and appraiser with Bierschwale Land Company, LLC located in Junction, Texas.  He has experience in appraisal work in a multitude of areas but his primary expertise lies in natural resources.

    Justin is co-author of ASFMRA’s Wind Powered Generators and their Impact on Land Ownership seminar.  He is the sole author of the updated 2011 version of the Appraisal of Natural Resources seminar, also housed by ASFMRA.  Justin has been an appraisal instructor since 2008 and has taught all levels of appraisal courses to an excess of 1,000 students.  His efforts in promoting quality appraisal education and being a staunch advocate for sound, ethical appraisal practices and methodologies earned him the Early Career Award with ASFMRA.  This award is granted to those individuals displaying a true passion for the advancement of the appraisal profession and is awarded to one recipient per year.

    Justin holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Texas A&M University.  He holds the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.

  • Rebecca McWilliams

    Rebecca McWilliams, ARA

    Vice President

    (512) 446-6114

  • Carmen Bierschwale

    Carmen Bierschwale


    (325) 446-3052

    Carmen Bierschwale is an Affiliate member of ASFMRA and has served as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Texas Chapter since 2010. She is also the Office Manager for Bierschwale Land Company, LLC, a family owned and operated company located in Junction, Texas. Carmen manages the Texas Chapter out of her office in Junction.
    Carmen graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. She is married to Justin Bierschwale and together they have three kids.


Ethics & Standards Committee

Paul E. Bierschwale, ARA (chair) (325) 446-3052
James J. (Jim) Jeffries, ARA (512) 930-5559
M. Chad Dugger, ARA (806) 763-5331
Robby B. Vann, ARA (512) 423-8112
Robert A. Moran, ARA (830) 896-3433
William P. (Pat) Murphy, ARA (903) 785-0441

Bylaws Committee

Rebecca McWilliams, ARA (chair) (512) 446-6114
Jon W. Mask, ARA (210) 492-2550
Mark A. McAnally, ARA (512) 463-5231

Young Professionals Network Committee

Daniel Barnett, ARA (903) 348-8656
Ethan L. Smith, AFM (817) 884-4413
John P. (Tooter) Robertson, Jr., ARA (210) 227-6229
Nathan L. Tonne, ARA (325) 446-3052
Robby B. Vann, ARA (512) 423-8112

Continuing Education Committee

Mark A. Lewis, ARA (chair) (936) 632-4230
John P. (Tooter) Robertson, Jr., ARA (210) 227-6229
Justin P. Bierschwale, ARA (325) 446-3052
Rebecca McWilliams, ARA (512) 446-6114
Wayne T. Young, ARA (936) 439-0379
William J. Thompson, AFM (325) 653-4576

Legislative Committee

Wendell C. Wood, ARA (chair) (512) 863-6428
Kyle Amos, AFM (806) 316-5055
Paul E. Bierschwale, ARA (325) 446-3052
Ronny W. Johnson, (830) 608-0883
V. Keith Barlow, ARA (432) 631-8512
Victor R. Probandt, ARA (325) 658-2773

Membership Committee

Wade L. Kubecka, ARA (chair) (979) 543-2078
Larry D. Kokel, ARA (512) 863-6428
Michael D. Mays, ARA (512) 863-6428

Meetings and Programs Committee

Bill S. Beam, ARA, RPA (chair) (325) 437-7600
Aaron D. Bierschwale, ARA (325) 446-3052
Alvin E. (Butch) Nelson, Jr., ARA (325) 698-3374
Charles E. Gilliland, Ph.D. (979) 845-2080
Kyle Amos, AFM (806) 316-5055
V. Keith Barlow, ARA (432) 631-8512
William J. Thompson, AFM (325) 653-4576

Public Relations Committee

Justin P. Bierschwale, ARA (chair) (325) 446-3052
Bryan Bednarz, ARA (806) 281-1789
Charles S. (Scott) Seely, ARA (936) 632-4230
Merrill E. Swanson, ARA (210) 227-6229
Paul V. Loeffler, (432) 386-3101
Victor R. Probandt, ARA (325) 658-2773
Wayne T. Young, ARA (936) 439-0379
Wendell C. Wood, ARA (512) 863-6428