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American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC)

The Farmer’s Edge – April 2018

The April issue of The Farmer's Edge, from Hurley & Associates, is now online. In this issue: Serving the Cattle Industry into 2018 Succession and Retirement Planning Offers Many Planning Opportunities Consultant Spotlight: Nadine Poppinga Taking a Look at Your Reputational Equity Trade Fears Shake Markets

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Webinar: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act – Impact on Ag?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December, 2017 was significant tax law reform legislation. Learn how this tax law change will affect ag producers, agribusinesses and cooperatives. Register and get more information here. Presented by Paul Neiffer, a certified public accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and succession planning for farmers and agribusiness processors. Paul is a Principal with CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) in Yakima, Washington, as well as a regular speaker at national conferences and…

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Robert Mehrle to Lead American Society of Agricultural Consultants

NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA (Dec. 11, 2017) – Robert Mehrle of Mid-South Ag Data based in Lambert, Mississippi, was elected president of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) at the organization’s annual meeting held recently in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mehrle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Southwestern at Memphis, now Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee; a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; and a PhD degree in…

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2017 ASAC Annual Conference Presentations

The Politics of Agribusiness Looking Forward Prof. Dick Farkas, DePaul University Working under Political Uncertainty: Agricultural Development Assistance in Ukraine Robert Lee, Ph.D., CAC, Lee Agribusiness Connections Economic Update David Oppedahl, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Organic Farming Trends Christine Mason, Standard Process Inc. Helping Hands: Guiding Farm Families Through Challenging Times Daniel Smith, Administrator of Agricultural Development, State of Wisconsin Frac Sand and Cranberries Everett Chambers, Ph.D., Kalmia Consulting EPA, FDA, WOTUS - What's Next? Leah Ziemba, Esq., Michael…

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ASAC Newsletter – Fall 2017

The latest ASAC newsletter is now available! We take a sneak peek at the upcoming annual conference and its theme, "What's Brewing in Agriculture." (You can also find a registration form inside.) We include a look at things to do while you're in Milwaukee for the big event on November 13-14. There's also information about our member recruitment initiative, and news about our upcoming course, "Consulting Firm Management: Startup, Growth, & Maintenance." Download the full newsletter here.

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The Farmer’s Edge – October 2017

The October issue of The Farmer's Edge, from Hurley & Associates, is now online. In this issue: The Short Happy Life of High Corn Prices 2007- 2013 —“Super-Cycle,” Collapse, and Recovery Unrest Hinders Economic Progress Bias vs Fact in Decision Making Continued Growth Supporting Farmers & Ranchers

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Consulting Firm Management: Startup, Growth & Maintenance

Whether you are a “start-up” consultant or have been in business for years and want to improve the management of your consulting practice, this course (on November 15, 2017, 8am-4pm) is for you! ASAC’s intensive, one-day course will provide education in the following areas: Managing the professional consulting service firm Business planning Independent, single-member / small shop consulting firms Integrated, multi-location consulting firms/departments (NEW THIS YEAR) Pricing, billing and leverage Related and integrated topics Business plan development (with sample business…

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The Farmer’s Edge – August 2017

The August issue of The Farmer's Edge, from Hurley & Associates, is now online. It includes these articles: Rail Transportation Update World’s Economy Looks Fairly Stable While Venezuela Continues to Implode Optimism In The Face of Adversity Weather We Like It or Not New Office Location in Grundy Center, Iowa

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ASAC Annual Conference 2017: What’s Brewing in Agriculture?

Join us for our 2017 annual conference, November 13-14 in Milwaukee! Our theme is "What's Brewing in Agriculture," and we'll cover everything from global markets and politics to organic farming trends. Our full agenda is below, or you can download our schedule in PDF form. (And here's a shorter Program At A Glance.) Click here to open another window and take advantage of our group room reservations. Group Name: American Society of Agricultural Consultants Group Code: ASA Check-in: 11-NOV-2017 Check-out: 15-NOV-2017…

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