The AICPA & CIMA Agricultural Online Conference is set for December 8-9. You can register for the entire conference or choose six sessions. Find out more information and register here.
The leadership of the Farm Financial Standards Council has postponed the meeting scheduled for Amarillo in late July and is rescheduling the event until July 28-30, 2021. The meeting will be held at that time in Amarillo.
“The Council has been meeting annually since 1993, and this is the first time we’ve had to take action such as this,” says Keith Raynor, CPA, current Council president. “However, the actions of Texas’ governor over this past weekend effectively shut down the hospitality industry in Texas, which made it impossible to pursue the meeting there this year.
“The group considered a number of options and decided to move forward with the postponement until the same timeframe in 2021. We will use the same hotel property, just a year later.”
The Council will proceed with video-conferencing of its various working committees on the morning of July 29 and will conduct its annual business meeting that same afternoon. The agenda for that video-conferenced event will include the election of officers and action on committee recommendations moving forward.
“As is usual for the Council, all its activities are open to anyone who has an interest in participating,” Raynor clarified. He suggested they watch the Web site for details on the committee sessions as well as the annual business meeting.
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As the rains and high humidity gave way on Tuesday, drier and much more comfortable air settled in over the Raleigh/Durham area July 24th and stayed the rest of the week making the climate for the 2019 FFSC Annual Conference downright comfortable.
And here’s more of what some attendees had to say…
My husband attended with me and he was very impressed with everything. Thanks for including the guests.”
Met a lot of people committed to improving farm health.”
I was pleased to see the engagement by the attendees with the speakers.”
The speaker on hemp had a lot more boots on the ground knowledge than I expected.”
Had more opportunities to interact one-on-one with some FFSC members I did not know well before.”
I like that FFSC moves this around the country and highlights regional ag in the region that is hosting the conference.”
Enjoy sitting in on the various committees. I’ve attended three conferences and this was the best conference yet.. largely due to the slate of general session presentations.”
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 Financial Standards Council Conference.
The Farm Financial Standards Council will take a closeup and intimate look at some of the influencers affecting the ag industry and ag financial reporting, both locally and nationally, when it gathers in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Not only is Raleigh-Durham home of North Carolina State University with its ag financial training and education center, it is also the site of the Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in the United States with the 3 points of the RTP being the research university North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As well, the Triangle, as its more loosely known, is home to the world’s best college basketball and the annual World of Blue Grass Conference each September, the International Bluegrass Music Associations annual showcase and awards show.
Here are some highlights:
- Wednesday Committee Meetings (always open to anyone interested in joining in)
- An overview of regional agriculture and some of the extreme pressures being felt
- Land is Your Legacy…..the challenges in transitioning farm ownership
- Lease Accounting – taking a deep dive into a difficult subject
- The Hemp revolution….it’s not just ditch weed anymore
- Agriculture under attack …. It’s happening HERE!
- The 2018 Farm Bill…did anything really change?
- Mixing Fin Tech with Ag Tech…..Oil and Water?
- Great Opportunities for Networking
- Unique free time entertainment that can ONLY BE FOUND in Carolina…
Get more information by downloading this file. (If you prefer to register via mail instead of online, there’s a registration form included in the downloadable document.)
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.
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 networking. Those attending were from across the U.S., literally, with representatives coming from as far as Washington state, Maryland and North Carolina, Texas to Montana and states in between.
We’ve compiled a photo recap of the festivities. (See the PDF version here.)
Many members of the FFSC will be at the ABA National Agricultural Bankers Conference in Omaha November 11-14. You can join us by registering here.
Information from the conference organizers:
The Ag Banking landscape is evolving, and sustaining a successful connection to your customers and communities is more important than ever. How do you find your ground in an environment of ever-changing customer expectations, economic factors and risks?
Join us to learn about opportunities to position you and your customers for future success, network with colleagues and experts and gain unique perspectives into the world of agricultural banking.
Todd Doehring, second from left, heads up the new FFSC leadership team elected at the Council’s annual meeting held July 27 in Champaign, IL. Doehring is a director with Centrec Consulting Group, Savoy, IL. Other members of the leadership group are, from left: Jan Bitter, Immediate Past president, vice president at Farm Credit East, Homer, NY; Keith Raynor, Vice President, principal with TRP CPAs, Dunn, NC; and, Brenda Duckworth, Secretary/Treasurer, farm staff accountant with AgriVision Farm Management, Hartley, TX.