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June 2021


FBS/MASA customers captured on the World Pork Expo "trail cam."
Dear Friend,

The world has started spinning again, beginning with the World Pork Expo.  After a two year hiatus (remember the AFS scare of 2019?) pork producers descended on Des Moines like limit-fed sows racing to the feeders.  Thanks again to our customers and friends for "showing your face" at the FBS/MASA booth.   It's great to network again in these crazy times.

There are more networking opportunities ahead this summer, including the FBS/MASA Ag Software Success Summit.

We also appreciate your timely payments of your TiMEsavr service renewals--we have a lot of good things in store for 2021!  

Also in this month's FarmSmart newsletter:

  • 2021 Summer Event Calendar.
  • Farm Futures Business Summit and MASA Video.
  • Farm Financial Standards Annual Meeting.
  • MASA Members Present at Business Summit
  • Ag Software Success Summit enrollment open.
  • Checking for updates.  
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 2021 Summer Event Calendar 

FBS and MASA are participating in and supporting these "live" events in 2021.

Event Date Location

Farm Financial Standards Council  Annual Conference
July 28-30

 Amarillo, TX
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FBS Ag Software Success Summit

September 8-9

East Moline, IL

Dick Wittman at FF Summit 2021
Dick Wittman kicks off the 2021 Farm Futures Business Summit.

MASA Owners Present the Future at Farm Futures Business Summit 

The theme of the Farm Futures Business Summit 2021 was "Embrace the Challenge of Change."  A group of MASA (Mutual Agricultural Software Alliance) members rose to that challenge through a breakout session entitled, "Empowering farmers to integrate their data through a modern, cloud-connected farm accounting platform."

MASA Intro Slide

Click here to watch a reprise of that session, featuring John McNutt, Joe Dykhuis, and Daryl Ellis.

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Farm Financial Standards Council Stampedes to Amarillo


Ag Finance Professionals who want to catch up on what’s happening in the industry, network with their peers, and learn a whole lot about agribusiness and the role of financial management in beef country– the Texas Panhandle.

Join us July 28-30 in Amarillo, Texas, for our annual meeting. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Amarillo West Medical Center. 

Get all the details (and a downloadable, printable registration form) here.

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The Ag Software Success Summit training and networking event returns in a new time, location, and format.

Registration Opens for the 2021 Ag Software Success Summit

After 2020's 100% virtual experience, the 2021 Ag Software Success Summit/FBS-MASA User Conference returns in a totally new date, location, and format.

The dates are Wednesday, September 8th and Thursday, September 9th, proceeded by the MASA Member Meeting on Tuesday, 7th.

Bend XPO classroom
Bend XPO Event Center. Hyatt Place.

The location is the brand-new Bend XPO Event Center with hotel accommodations provided by the adjacent East Moline Hyatt Place on the Mississippi River shore.

The popular Mississippi dinner cruise is back!

The format will be "hybrid" with all presentations streamed through Zoom, but with the bonus for on-site attendees to network and enjoy a Mississippi River dinner cruise and an optional John Deere factory tour.
We're still finalizing the agenda, so please vote for your favorite topics in our online survey

Take advantage of the Early Bird discount by registering online today.

Q&A: Checking for Updates

Q.  How can I be sure I'm running the most current copy of FBS?

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Sarah Dixon, FBS Support Coordinator

A.  Click on this short video to learn the best practices for keeping your FBS software current.

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