Farm Management Software Blog

2019 Farm Financial Standards Guidelines Released

Posted by Norman Brown on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 02:12 PM

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Tags: farm financial standards council, farm financial reporting, Farm Financial Standards, farm financial statements

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

Objections to Growth Path Farm Accounting

Posted by Norman Brown on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 08:30 AM


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Tags: farm management accounting, farm financial statements, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, cash or accrual, agricultural inventories, enterprise analysis, 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 Method C

Posted by Norman Brown on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

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

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Tags: farm accountant, farm financial statements, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, cash or accrual, farm inventories, agricultural inventories, agricultural software, enterprise analysis, 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

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

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

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