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American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC)

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 410 (formerly C-40) Practice Management: Startup, Growth and Maintenance


Whether you are a “start-up” consultant or have been in business for years and want to improve the management and profitability of your consulting practice, this course is for you! Read about it here, or skip right to our registration form. 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  Pricing, billing and leverage Related and integrated topics Business plan…

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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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Julie Strain to Lead American Society of Agricultural Consultants

Julie Strain of Red Wing Software based in Red Wing, Minnesota, has been elected president of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants at the organization’s annual meeting held recently in Fort Worth, Texas.

Strain holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University. She is employed in a consulting role for Red Wing Software. She provides assistance implementing their accounting and payroll software, training on the software products as well as guidance using the software to get the information they need for management decisions. Strain has worked with Red Wing Software for 21 years.

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Pirro to Lead American Society of Agricultural Consultants

(Memphis, TN.) – Erin Pirro has been elected president of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) at the organization’s annual meeting held in November. Pirro, from Farm Credit East, Enfield, CT, is a certified agricultural consultant (CAC). Pirro holds an undergraduate degree in resource economics and a masters degree in agricultural economics from the University of Connecticut. She received her CAC designation in 2014. As a farm business consultant and vice president for Farm Credit East, a leading financial…

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