FBS User Conference Details, Hedge Accounting Workshop, Summer networking opportunities, Consultant opening, July free webinar schedule, Q&A: Re-linking Scanned Invoices
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 FarmSMART                                                      June 2014 

In this Issue:

FBS User Conference Details

Hedge Accounting Workshop

Summer networking opportunities

Consultant opening

The July free webinar schedule

Q&A:  Re-linking Scanned Invoices


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Why are all of these pork producers smiling?  Record hog prices aren't the only reason. They're also happy FBS users who maintain control of their business regardless of where the markets head.

In the June issue of FarmSmart we prepare for a big, BIG summer:
  • Details on FBS User Conference.
  • Hedge Accounting Workshop.
  • Summer networking opportunities.
  • Consultant opening.
  • The July free webinar schedule.
  • Re-linking Scanned Invoices.


 User Conference Schedule and Speakers Announced

This year's FBS User Conference will help you raise your operation to the next level through integration of technology, networking with other leading producers and direct access to knowledge from experts from a wide variety of specialties that will help you achieve greater insight, effectiveness, and execution. 

Wednesday, August 27
Morning General Sessions 
User Forum
New User/Experienced User Forum.
  • What's New in Your Software?
  • On a Growth Path or Treadmill?
  • New User/Experienced User Forum. 
Sean Hughes
Julie DiNatale
Blake Hollis
Blake Hollis
Moe Russell
John McNutt
John McNutt
Brian Furrer
Steve McWilliams
Alan Richardson

 Afternoon General Sessions

  • Integration's Next Logical Steps.     Sean Hughes, Conservis Corporation V.P. of Product Development.  

The day closes with a prime rib dinner cruise on the Mississippi River.

 Celebration Belle 2012


Thursday, August 28

 Track 1 Morning Breakout Sessions

Getting Down to Business with Precision Farming Data
Crop Breakout Session from the 2013 Conference.
  • Controllers' Corner Panel.
  • Management Accounting Fundamentals.
  • Trouble-Shooting and Data-Mining Management Accounting.

 Track 2 Morning Breakout Sessions

  • FBS Essentials.  
  • The Ultra-Efficient Office.  
  • Customizing FBS.

"Pork Producer" Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Pork Production Costs Benchmarks.  
  • Introducing "Hogistics."
  • View Your Data with New Clarity.

"Crop Grower" Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Crop Audit Start to Finish.  
  • Importing/Exporting Data in FBS.
  • Payroll Issues and Tips.

To download a brochure or to register for the FBS User Conference call 800.437.7638 / extension 2 or click on this link.

Reserve you hotel room at the Stoney Creek Inn by calling 800.659.2220and request the FBS room block by July 26th.
Hedge Accounting Workshop Scheduled  For August 26
Agricultural producers who use commodity futures and options will have a unique opportunity to learn the best accounting practices at an intensive workshop held on August 26, 2014, one day prior to the FBS User Conference at the Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, Illinois
Paul Neifer
Paul Neiffer, CPA.
Led by Farm Journal Top Producer's "FarmCPA," Paul Neiffer, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, the session covers the fundamentals of accounting for hedges as documented in the 2014 edition of the Financial Guidelines for Agriculture as published by the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC).
For more information or to register for the Hedge Accounting Workshop call 800.437.7638 / extension 2 or click on this link.

Other Networking and Educational Opportunities  

Managerial Accounting Workshop
Top Producer Magazine is once again teaming up with Texas A&M University to host its second Managerial Accounting workshop, July 7 to 8 at the Hilton Rosemont/O'Hare hotel in Chicago.  Farm business consultant Dick Wittman will lead farmers through the two-day course. To register for the event, contact Texas A&M's Danny Klinefelter at (979) 845-7171 or danklinefelter@tamu.edu.
Russell Consulting Group Conference
The Russell Consulting Group Summer Conference, held in Moline, Illinois, on July 30-31, will cover climate, big data, markets and Agriculture 3.0.  Call 877-333-6135 for more information.
Farm Financial Standards
Farm Financial Standards Council Annual Conference
Join financial and accounting professionals in beautiful Billings,Montana, on July 29-31 for the FFSC's annual meeting and technical discussions. Note that hotel reservations must be made by July 7.  Click here for more information.
July Free Webinars
July  7:  Check Register/Reconciliation
July 14:  Balance Sheet and Trial Balance
July 21:  Income Statement
July 28:  Loan Report
All webinars run between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm CDT.   

To register, e-mail support@fbssystems.com by 12:00 pm CDT on the day of the webinar.
Consultant/Trainer Position Opening
If you have a strong background in accounting and/or finance, are willing to travel, and are passionate about agriculture we'd like to visit with you about a new position at FBS Systems.

Responsibilities include: 

To apply send your résumé in confidence to norm@fbssystems.com. 

Q&A of the Month:  Re-Linking Scanned Invoices
Sarah Dixon
Sarah Dixon, FBS Technical Services Manager.

 Q.  I use the Scanner Interface and need to delete an accounting entry that has a scanned document linked to it. How do I do that without losing the document so that I can attach it to another entry?  

A.  This situation comes up from time to time for various reasons.  It only takes a few steps to correct!

 1.  Open the entry that you need to delete and click on the Display Linked Invoice button and make a note of the name of the linked document.   


It should be your three company initials, the year and a 3-4 digit number, as in this example:   BFH-13-5486.PDF


 2.  Go to your invoice folder, which  will be under your data directory ( for example: FBSWIN81/Data/Invoices) and locate the file you made note of in step 1 and rename by changing the number in the middle to two capital X's, so the name would appear like this BFH-XX-5486.  This will unlink the document. 


 3. Delete the accounting entry and link the renamed file to the new entry.

You can learn more about using the Scanner Interface at the "Ultra-Efficient Office" breakout session on Day 2 of the FBS User Conference. 



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