Farm Management Software Blog

Farm Industry News Identifies Ag Accounting Trend

Posted by Norman Brown on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

"If you’re struggling with a main street accounting program today, it might be time to reach out to a higher-level, farm-focused program for your business."  So says Editor Willie Vogt in the April 2017 Farm Industry News cover story, "Raising Your Accounting Game."

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Tags: accrual accounting, ag software, farm management accounting, Quick Books, integrated production and financial software, farm accounting, farm financial reporting

Accounting Method B: "Farmer's Shortcut"

Posted by Norman Brown on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 @ 03:43 PM


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Tags: accrual accounting, cash or accrual, agricultural inventories, ag software, farm accounting, enterprise analysis, integrated production and financial software, growth path accounting, cost analysis

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 Method A

Posted by Norman Brown on Thu, Nov 06, 2014 @ 03:00 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: managerial accounting, farm management accounting, farm accountant, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, cash or accrual, farm inventories, agricultural inventories, ag software, agricultural software, farm accounting, 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

Growth Path Farm Accounting III

Posted by Norman Brown on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

 

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Tags: farm financial statements, Farm Financial Standards, accrual accounting, agricultural inventories, farm software, farm accounting, growth path accounting

Prescription Farming for Your Financial Records II

Posted by Norman Brown on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

 

Last month we reprised a series that was first published over 20 years ago documenting a proven process used by a generation of FBS users. While technology has advanced in quantum leaps, the growing complexity of farming operations requires the same core decision-making processes to select, implement and grow an accounting system.

The Assumptions Behind Growth Path Accounting 

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Tags: farm management accounting, accrual accounting, ag software, agricultural software, farm accounting, growth path accounting

Growth Path Farm Accounting

Posted by Norman Brown on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Prescription Farming for Your Financial Records

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Tags: farm management accounting, accrual accounting, farm records, farm software, ag software, farm accounting, growth path accounting, systems development for agriculture

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

Windows 8 for Agriculture--In Your Corner or Over The Top?

Posted by Norman Brown on Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 02:45 PM

The PC industry has been in a funk this fall, not just from competition with tablets but also from waiting for the arrival of Windows 8.  Now that Win8's the default operating system at "big box" stores and Windows 7 is getting harder to find on shelves which is your best option--especially if your goal is business applications rather than social networking?

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Tags: farm financial reporting, FBS Systems, farm records, farm software, ag software, business processes, Windows 8, tablet computers, agricultural software, farm accounting