Farm Management Software Blog

Management Accounting Automation

Posted by Norman Brown on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 @ 04:24 PM

(Part 5)  

The following is a summary of a presentation entitled "Financial and Management Accounting Software--Developments, Implementation Challenges, and Integration Issues" made in July 2018  to the Farm Financial Standards Council Annual Conference in Champaign, Illinois.

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Tags: managerial accounting, farm management accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, activity-based costing, work in process

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, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, farm inventories, ag software, agricultural software, farm accounting, agricultural inventories, cash or accrual, cost analysis, farm accountant

Farm Futures Points to the Future of Farm Financials

Posted by Norman Brown on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 @ 08:59 AM

The November 2013 issues of Farm Futures Magazine is packed with valuable tips for guiding you to the financial future of your farm.

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Tags: managerial accounting, farm management accounting, accrual accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, Top Producer Magazine, Dick Wittman, farm financial standards council, Danny Klinefelter, Farm Futures Magazine, Lance Woodbury, integrated software

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

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

Has Farm Enterprise Analysis Lost Its Usefulness?

Posted by Norman Brown on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 @ 07:49 AM


In 2008 the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC) published Management Accounting Guidelines for Agricultural Producers.  These recommendations prompt these questions regarding traditional farm enterprise analysis:

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Tags: managerial accounting, farm financial statements, accrual accounting, farm financial reporting, agricultural managerial accounting, Farm Financial Standards, cash or accrual, activity-based costing, farm financial standards council, Purdue Ag Economist, Dick Whittman, Freddie Barnard, Barbara Wheeling, Alan Miller

Farm Futures Identifies Benefits of Management Accounting

Posted by Norman Brown on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 08:23 PM

You can count on the "Extra" edition of Farm Futures magazine to concentrate on relevant management topics.  The 2012 edition, Power Up Profits, contains two articles that dovetail nicely with the objectives of FBS Software.

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Tags: managerial accounting, farm management accounting, cost accounting, agricultural managerial accounting, activity-based costing, Mike Boehlje, Purdue Ag Economist

"Rolling Up" Agricultural Managerial Accounting

Posted by Sarah Dixon on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 @ 03:07 PM

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Tags: managerial accounting, farm financial statements, farm financial reporting, agricultural managerial accounting, farm mamanagement accounting

Successful Farm Management Accounting

Posted by Norman Brown on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 @ 04:59 PM

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Tags: managerial accounting, farm management accounting, cost accounting, quickbooks, activity-based costing, farm financial standards council, farm accountant