2014

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    Contact(s):

    Jeff May
    212.596.6122
    jmay@aicpa.org

    Cultivating Financial Success for America’s Farmers 

    AICPA Agriculture Conference Examines Sustainability, Industry Trends and Best Practices for Planning 
    Published February 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (Feb. 26, 2014) – Tilling the land responsibly and turning a profit is no easy trick, so family farmers and agribusinesses need the best advice they can get to make the right business decisions. One place to start, for both farmers and the accounting and finance professionals who serve them, is the 2014 AICPA Agriculture Conference, to be held May 7-9 at the Omni Austin Hotel in Austin, Tex. 

    Conference sessions on sustainability, estate planning and the impact of health-care reform couldn’t be timelier. Attendees also will get a solid grounding in economic trends, financial guidance and industry developments from CPAs with deep expertise in agriculture.

    Topics include:

    • Estate and succession planning
    • Accounting best practices for hedging
    • Tax, accounting and auditing updates for the industry
    • Commodity market trends
    • Farm producers and the Affordable Care Act

     The keynote speaker will be Clay Mitchell, a fifth-generation family farmer and co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm Fall Line Capital. He will discuss global developments in arable farming, soil conservation and farmland investment.

    Reporters interested in covering the event can contact Shirley Twillman, stwillman@aicpa.org, for press credentials. Other questions about the event should be directed to Jeff May, jmay@aicpa.org. For more information about scheduling or speakers, please consult the conference brochure.

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