Top Producer Seminar – Day Two

Wow, what an action packed day.  First, breakfast was at 6 am to get the day started.  At 7 am, we had the taping of the show for the US Farm Report to air this weekend.

At 8:15, my breakout sessions started.  Each one last 55 minutes and were back-to-back-to-back.   I thought the last session would be the smallest, but it actually turned out to be the largest and each session had many good questions (and I think I gave good answers).

Ann Duignan of JP Morgan gave a presentation on how the global economy is affecting the farm machinery business and then its affects on our farmers.  The presentation was very informative.

Last night we had the Top Producer of the Year award dinner.  There were three finalists and based on the video presentation for all three, I could not tell who was going to win.  Each farmer has been very successful and will continue that success.  The one thing that was brought out to me by all three was each of their passion for the employees that work for them.  They are part of their family and it showed.

I think this is the first time that I have ever seen a farmer use a pink flamingo as part of their branding process.

I won’t tell you the winner here since it will be posted on the Top Producer section of www.agweb.com.

 

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  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Yakima, Washington
  • 509-823-2920

Paul Neiffer is a certified public accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and succession planning for farmers and agribusiness processors. Paul is a partner with CliftonLarsonAllen in Yakima, Washington, as well as a regular speaker at national conferences and contributor at agweb.com. Raised on a farm in central Washington, he has been immersed in the ag industry his entire life, including the last 30 years professionally. In fact, Paul drives combine each summer for his cousins and that is what he considers a vacation.

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