Farm Management Software Blog

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

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

Farm Management Information Cracks Open the Narrow Gateway

Posted by Norman Brown on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 03:03 PM

"The next generation of agricultural managers are asking how the industry can enable seamless data exchange between machines and Farm Management Information Systems.  The costs of exchanging data are high due to the lack of common implementation guidelines, data transfer protocols, message standards, and standard reference data.  Producers report that it is difficult or nearly impossible to move data from one system to another.  To do so almost always requires data reentry, manual data transformation, and/or specialists to manage data."

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Tags: farm management accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, farm inventories, agricultural inventories, ag software, agricultural decision support, agricultural compliance, agricultural software, farm

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

Why farm production record systems can't provide accounting control

Posted by Norman Brown on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 @ 02:35 PM

Can you trust a report that's not backed by accounting data?

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Tags: activity-based costing, quickbooks, accrual accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, farm inventories, agricultural inventories

Accounting for Agricultural Inventories

Posted by Sarah Dixon on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 @ 04:32 PM

We will be examining the changes you need to make in handling Agricultural inventories as you move from traditional agriculture financial reporting to more up to date statements that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

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Tags: farm financial statements, farm financial reporting, farm inventories, agricultural inventories