Farm Management Software Blog

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

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

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

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

Is Your Farm Management System Stuck in a Rut?

Posted by Norman Brown on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

“Choose your rut carefully. You’ll be in it for the next two hundred miles.”

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Tags: best practices, farm budgeting, managerial accounting, activity-based costing, cost accounting, farm financial statements, accrual accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, agricultural inventories, farm records, farm software, Dick Wittman

Using Tablet Computers for Real Farm Management

Posted by Norman Brown on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

They're widely used to to slaughter sassy pigs with angry birds, but how well do tablets and smart phones work to manage actual production of pigs or crops?

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Tags: agricultural inventories, ipad, dashboard, field data entry, farm records, farm software, ag software