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Council Activities

Committee / Director Realignments for Council

With the change in leadership at the Farm Financial Standards Council there have also been realignments in some committee chair activities. Shane Eloe, Dickinson & Clark CPAs, moves into the co-chair position for the Marketing Committee, a position he will share withDavid Olsen, Compeer Financial. Eloe replaces Brenda Duckworth, CPA,

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Conferences

FFSC Conference: Nothing Could Be Finer

Join us July 24-26 in Raleigh, North Carolina, for our annual conference! Nothing Could Be Finer than to be in Carolina in the Morning The words of Gus Kahn in a song first published in 1922 as “Carolina in the Morning” will serve as our mantra for the 2019 Farm

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Measuring Repayment Capacity and Farm Growth Potential

by Michael Langemeier, Associate Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture (Excerpt reprinted by permission of the author and Ag Banking Magazine. Find the full article here.) Introduction Repayment capacity measures include capital debt repayment capacity, capital debt repayment margin, replacement margin, term debt and capital lease coverage ratio, and replacement coverage

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Article: Purdue Ag Barometer Report

Reprinted by permission of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture In April, the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded the fourth largest one-month drop since data collection began in October 2015. The barometer, which is a sentiment index based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers across

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Conferences

Join Us at the National Farm Business Management Conference

The FFSC is proud to be a sponsor of the National Farm Business Management Conference! We’d love to have you join us in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, from June 9-13. You can find an agenda here, and you can register online here. Information about lodging at the beautiful Blue Harbor Resort and

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Board Notes – January 2019

This ‘n’ That from the Council Your Council has been busy. Council members hit the new year running with presentation to groups in Wisconsin and Iowa all in the past few weeks. On January 9 Brad Guse, Senor VP with BMO Harris in Arpin, WI was joined by BMO Managing

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FFSC Board Notes

This is the first Board Notes we’ve sent since March, so you have not been missing issues, we’ve just not been preparing and sending any. With all the activity going on with the summer meeting, membership renewals, etc., it’s been hectic. New Council Leadership Todd Doehring, second from left, heads

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Conferences

Annual Conference Recap

Over 70 agricultural finance professionals, spouses and other family members gathered in Champaign, IL July 25 – 27 for the 2018 annual conference of the Farm Financial Standards Council. The program consisted of committee meetings and topical discussion, general speaker presentations, a tour of local agricultural facilities, and LOTS of

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