Ag Software Success Summit


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Ag Software Success Summit


Few producers know their true cost of production.  Join nationally-known consultant Dick Wittman as he presents "The Next Steps in Implementing Management Accounting" followed by producer case studies and industry benchmarks.



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“Next Steps in Implementing Management Accounting--Separating the Survivors from the Wannabes"

Dick Wittman

Dick Wittman

Most producers don't have an accurate handle on their true cost of production...and that can be deadly for your business.  Overestimate your costs and you'll miss out on profitable marketing opportunities.  Underestimate your costs and you'll be soon be out of business.

If you missed Dick Wittman's Management Accounting Workshop at the 2018 FBS Ag Software Success Summit don't pass up this opportunity to catch the highlights through this  abbreviated version.  Even if you did attend the workshop or are well along on your management accounting journey you'll want to build on best practices and test your solutions to issues such as:

  • - Cost reducers
    - Allocating indirect costs
  • - Innovative cost-saving strategies

    Following Wittman's workshop FBS/MASA users will share case studies on how they are measuring and managing costs followed by the release of the annual LattaHarris cost of production benchmarks.

    Plus, relax and network with "social distance" to spare on an evening Mississippi River cruise Celebration Belle, then return the next day for in-depth software training.

  • Watch Wittman discuss Activity Based Costing at the FBS 2018 Ag Software Success Summit.

  • Tuesday, August 25th General Session
     9:00-10:00 AM

    Innovative Idea Exchange

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    "Next Steps in Implementing Management Accounting--Separating the Survivors from the Wannabes" * - Dick Wittman

     1:00-2:30 PM
    • "Real Life Management Accounting Case Studies" *
      - Dykhuis Farms

    - Gangwish Seed Farms
    - Watkins Farms

     2:45-3:30 PM "2019 Corn/Soybean Cost of Production Benchmarks" *
    - John McNutt
     3:30-4:30 PM

    "FBS/MASA Software Development  Update and Plans" *
    - Dr. Martin Travolia and MASA Board

    Wednesday, August 26th Breakout Sessions
     8:00 AM-12:00 PM

    "Everything Crop Audit"
    "FBS Extras" (Scanner, Inventory/Asset Register, Contracts, Life Cycle Budget)
    - Sarah Dixon

     8:00 AM-8:30 AM

    "Care and Feeding of Your Management Accounting System" *
    - Norm Brown

     8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    "On Farm Application and Integration of Microsoft PowerBI." *
    - Daryl Ellis

    * Free video now available--complete form to receive.


2020 Agenda

Here's the final 2020 Conference Agenda.