Hi Steve. I recently found an Appraisal company called Forsythe Appraisals Inc. Its based out of Little Canada MN. They do train and seem to be a good group of people. Check them out if you wish. They have offices all around the midwest. Good Luck :lol:
It is better to establish personal relationships with other appraisers. I am sure that your course instructors or fellow students can provide you with leads. I am somewhat familiar with the Twin Cities area and I know that there are quite a few very good appraisers who would be quite willing to let you walk around in the snow doing field work while they sit in the warm car, good luck?