The audience was literally from coast to coast including individuals from Oregon, California and Nevada to New York state, Florida, and even Winnepeg, Manitoba. The day-long program covered topics including:
• Financial Management IS better decision-making
• Why financial recordkeep- ing is more than cash-basis accounting
• Understanding income statements, cash flows and owner equity
• Accrual transactions
• Using ratio analysis tools
•Financial Resources avail- able.
Presenters from the council were Paul Neiffer, CliftonLarsonAllen, Yakima, WA; Todd Doehring, Centrec Consulting, Savoy, IL; Dale Nordquist, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN; and Nate Splett, Center for Farm Profitability, UW Extension, Madison, WI.
The group gathered as a general assembly to start and end the day’s program, but was split into two separate tracks during the day. All attending received a copy of the 2015 Financial Guidelines for Agriculture as part of their registration to attend.