Jim Kelm was elected president of the Farm Financial Standards Council during the organization’s annual conference. Kelm is principal of Kelm Management/Dairy Business Consulting, based in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Kelm has been a member of the Council since 2002 and previously served as secretary/treasurer and vice president. He is a University of Minnesota graduate and served as a farm business management instructor at Riverland Community College prior to establishing his consulting business.
Barbara Wheeling, dean of Business and Professional Accounting at Montana State University – Billings, Billings, Montana, was elected vice president of the Council. She has been a member of the Council’s board of directors since 2007 and previously served as the organization’s secretary/treasurer.
Paul G. Neiffer, CPA, was elected secretary/treasurer of the Council. A principal with the AgriBusiness Group of CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, Yakima, Washington, Neifffer is a graduate of the University of Washington. In addition to his work with CLA, he authors a monthly column for Top Producer magazine called “The Farmer CPA.”
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