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December 2021


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Dear Friend,

"He lies in a wooden manger, as though prophetic of the day He would be stretched on a wooden cross. The manger makes sense only at the cross."                                              Sinclair Ferguson

Just like the Hallmark Chanel or a Lincoln SUV commercial, our special effects department had to conjure up faux snow outside our office to enhance the Christmas spirit.

In this issue of FarmSmart we're gazing back as well as looking forward as we prepare for the new year: 

  • More videos from the 2021 Ag Software Success Summit.
  • Visit the FBS Video Training Library.
  • Yearend reminders.
  • Winter trade show calendar.
  • Beginning a new year and closing the previous year. 

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More Practical Videos from the Ag Software Success Summit

This month we feature a couple of thought-provoking presentations from September's FBS/MASA Ag Software Success Summit.

FBS Reporting Levels

Watch now.

"Daryl presents the most effective FBS training video available."

"Discover the "holy grail" of crop reporting."

 Mind the GAAP Title

Watch now.

 "How do you transition from where your farm's accounting is now to where you need to be, and how do you bring your team along on the journey?"

 Click here to view an Ag Software Success Summit "highlight reel."

Be on the lookout for more conference video highlights in next month's FarmSmart

Visit the FBS Video Training Library

We currently stock two dozen software training videos in our Resource Center that you can "check out" any time free of charge.

Topics range from basic accounting to software setup to field records to report generation. 

Click here to browse or watch.

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Yearend Reminders

Thank you for trusting FBS software to manage your operations in 2021.  Here are three opportunities to save before December 31:

  • Lock in your 2022 TiMEsavr maintenance renewal at 2021 prices.

  •  Apply your Client Appreciation Program accrued discount (up to 40%) on any single FBS-authored module. 

  •  Become a MASA Member.

For more information call 800.437.7638 or


Winter Trade Show Calendar

After a disappointing 2021 season of cancellations and "virtual" formats, the big ag trade shows are back on schedule.

Here are the ones that FBS/MASA is scheduled to attend:

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Iowa_Pork_Congress January 26-27 Des Moines, IA 407
National Farm Machinery Logo

February 16-19


Louisville, KY 1009
Commodity Classic2016
March 10-12 New Orleans, LA 4714 


Q&A: Beginning a New Year and Closing the Previous Year

Q.   What do I have to do in FBS to begin recording in 2022 while I'm still closing out 2021?  

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Sarah Dixon, FBS Support Coordinator

A.  It's easy to forget a process you only do this time of the year.  Watch this short video to learn how to keep your 2021 and 2022 records current and balanced.  Just click this link or the image below to watch.

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