Farm Management Software Blog

Crop Benchmarks Reveal "It's the Overhead"

Posted by Norman Brown on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

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Tags: cost accounting

Farm Accounting Method ABC: "Mountaintop Managerial Experience"

Posted by Norman Brown on Mon, Jan 05, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

In prior installments in this series, we covered the two key questions in the Growth Path Accounting Decision Tree.  This month we continue tracing the accounting results from these decisions.

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Tags: cost accounting, Farm Financial Standards, accrual accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, agricultural inventories, ag software, farm accounting, enterprise analysis, integrated production and financial software, integrated farm software, cost analysis

Growth Path Farm Accounting Information Goals

Posted by Norman Brown on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

 

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Tags: farm management accounting, cost accounting, farm financial statements, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, agricultural managerial accounting, agricultural inventories, farm accounting, cost analysis, inventory valuation

Managing Cash Flow or Only Coasting?

Posted by Norman Brown on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 02:37 PM

Life's been good…and easy…for most crop producers in the past seven years.  Changing conditions, though, will require a new emphasis on proven farm management accounting principles aided by 21st Century technologies.

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Tags: farm budgeting, cost accounting, farm mamanagement accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, Dick Wittman, Farm Futures, farm cash flow projections

Farm Computer Adoption Pain Exceeds Management Gain

Posted by Norman Brown on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 10:14 AM

Two recent articles in the farm press validate how far farm management technology has come, yet how far it has yet to progress to make a serious business impact.

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Tags: managerial accounting, farm management accounting, cost accounting, farm financial statements, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, agricultural managerial accounting, farm inventories, farm records, farm software, ag software, agricultural decision support, business processes, agricultural software, farm accounting, enterprise analysis, precision farming

Are You a "Big Bucket" Farm Accountant?

Posted by Norman Brown on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 @ 03:31 PM

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Tags: activity-based costing, farm financial standards council, cost accounting, Cost center allocation, Farm Financial Standards, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, agricultural managerial accounting, FBS Systems, farm software, ag software, agricultural software, Farm Margin Management, farm profit centers, integrated production and financial software

Monitor Your Farm Financial Health

Posted by Norman Brown on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 @ 09:53 AM

Chris Barron of Carson and Barron Farms and a columnist with Top Farmer Magazine, introduces encourages a proactive approach to farm margin management in the recent article, Financial Fitness for Tomorrow.

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Tags: farm budgeting, activity-based costing, cost accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, farm software, ag software, agricultural decision support, agricultural software, Farm Margin Management, enterprise analysis

Connecting the Three Levels of Farm Management Information

Posted by Norman Brown on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 @ 06:49 PM

In the past three issues of this series we’ve used a mountain range metaphor to depict the relationship between three levels of computer applications—decision support, compliance and business processes.

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Tags: farm budgeting, farm management accounting, cost accounting, Cost center allocation, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, agricultural managerial accounting, farm inventories, agricultural inventories, farm software, agricultural decision support, agricultural software, enterprise analysis, farm benchmarks, farm cost centers, farm profit centers

"Partial" Farm CFOs and Margin Management

Posted by Norman Brown on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 @ 02:02 PM

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Tags: farm accountant, cost accounting, accrual accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, FBS Systems, farm software, ag software, agricultural software, Farm CFO, Farm Margin Management

What’s Your Farm Information Management Level?

Posted by Norman Brown on Wed, Oct 03, 2012 @ 05:12 PM

What do you use your computer for?  Likely it’s to generate one of three levels of information.  This article will discuss the objectives and limitations of each and describe how to balance and coordinated them in order to a more effective awareness and control of your business.

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Tags: quickbooks, cost accounting, accrual accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, agricultural inventories, agricultural decision support, business processes, agricultural compliance