Tips and Insights to Elevate Your Farm Business

January 20, 2017 09:51 AM

As you prepare your 2017 business plan, aim to focus on details and unlock profit potential in your operation. Learn tactical ways to do so at the 2017 Top Producer Seminar, which runs Jan. 24-27 in Chicago.

During the three days of programming, you’ll hear from nearly 30 experts in risk management, marketing, team development, succession planning and more. Plus, you can network with more than 900 farmers, experts and sponsors from across the country.

Here are three must-see business-focused breakout sessions you won’t want to miss:

How Well Does Your Operation Manage Stress?

Presented by Vince Bailey and Matt Davis, Farm Credit Mid-America

Vince Bailey is vice president of ag lending at Farm Credit Mid-America. He started his career with Farm Credit in 1986 and has served in numerous capacities during that time. In his current position he leads the credit team that is responsible for providing analysis for loan origination and servicing decisions for ag loans.

Matt Davis is vice president of agribusiness at Farm Credit Mid-America. He has been with Farm Credit for 5 years and in his current role he manages a portfolio of commercial grain and livestock operations in Indiana and Ohio. Prior to his time at Farm Credit, Matt spent 10 years in the ag lending business, working for both Great Western Bank and Wells Fargo.


New Ideas on Farm Labor: Employee Incentive Plans & Compensation Goals

Presented by Peter Martin, K•Coe Isom

Peter Martin leads companies to their next stage of growth. Whether in need of a jump-start or currently undergoing runaway growth, he develops a game plan so business leaders can confidently choose among the best alternatives. His experience has transcended a number of industries, including agriculture, business services, distribution and manufacturing. Peter actively participates in a number of continuing education programs to stay current on the latest trends in the debt and equity markets and the merger and acquisition industry. He serves as a success catalyst and valued advisor to businesses’ owners and leadership teams.

Estate Tax Updates: Entity Structures, IRS Attack on Business Discounts, Gifting and More

Presented by Paul Neiffer, CliftonLarsonAllen and Top Producer columnist

Paul Neiffer is an agribusiness certified public accountant and business advisor for CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. He specializes in income taxation and accounting services related to farmers and processors. Paul works with farmers and processors providing income tax advice and compliance services, and he consults with farm families on succession planning issues and opportunities. Paul also helps farmers understand the proper use of accounting systems to more profitably run their business. He authors a monthly column for Top Producer magazine called “The Farm CPA” and has written several articles for various farm magazines and media outlets.

Register now for the 2017 Top Producer Seminar

2017 Top Producer Seminar



Thank you to the sponsors of the 2017 Top Producer Seminar!


Premier Sponsors: Advance Trading; BASF; Bayer; Beck’s; Cargill; Case IH; Channel; CropZilla; Dow AgroSciences; DuPont Pioneer; ESN; FarmersEdge; Farmers Business Network; John Deere; K-Coe ISOM; Soybean Premiums; Top Third Ag Marketing; Verdesian.
Co-Sponsors: AgYield; CliftonLarsonAllen; Gulke Group; Rabo AgriFinance; Zaner Ag Hedge. 
Supporting Sponsors: Alltech; BMO Harris Bank; Transition Point Business Advisors

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