July 2009

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If you ever forget your consultants email address, just remember it’s their first

name initial followed by their last name @ iowafarmbusiness.org

The IFBA annual consultant spring workshop was held May 18-19 in Ames.  This 2 day workshop covered a wide range of topics and speakers, which included:
Roger McEowen (Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at ISU) held a question and answer session that focused on FSA farm payment and entity rules; LLC & partnership sales & liquidation; and new tax updates.
Dr. Robert Jolly (ISU Department of Economics) presented the consultants with a financial problem case study.  This review of ratio analysis, liquidity/solvency issues and budgeting led to discussions of additional reports

 The Iowa Farm Business Association is asking you to fill out a short survey about your membership services.  This survey will help provide feedback to your consultant on the service he/she is currently providing and will allow you to comment about additional services you may want.

To complete the survey, go to:
http://www.iowafarmbusiness.org   and click on the “survey button” in the upper right hand corner.  If you don’t have internet access, just give us a call at 515-233-5802 to request a survey be mailed to you.

Consultant Workshop


  Membership Survey
Your opinion is needed

Consultants Bob McHugh, William Hunt, Dean Phelps, Paul Gogerty, Tom Thaden, and George Moriarty busy at committee meeting

in the new analysis program.
*Steve Johnson (Field Specialist with ISU Extension) discussed the “latest” news regarding the government programs (SURE & ACRE).  Additionally, Steve discussed the extension budget cuts and the “future” of extension.  The impact of loosing each county office is creating  a lot of uncertainty regarding the types of service that extension can provide in the future. Other workshop items included continued training on the new Windows Individual Analysis and PcMars, and a review of program reports.

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2008 Analysis Data



NAFBAS Conference


New Analysis


PcMars Fix Utility


Consultant Certification


New Voice in the Office


Ag Decision Maker Info