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Agribusiness Speakers Bureau

There is no substitute for the unique financial perspective of a CPA who has deep roots in agriculture. CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) has a team of experienced agribusiness speakers who can deliver relevant and thought-provoking presentations for your conference or organization. This listing is a sample of popular topics in the industry.

CLA speakers are nationally acclaimed agribusiness resources and frequently featured at top industry conferences.

To request a presenter for your upcoming event, contact one of the professionals below or ask CLA for a recommendation.

Topics Speakers

Agribusiness Taxation

  • Basics of farm taxation
  • Entity selection
  • Partnership tax
Rod Mauszycki, Paul Neiffer, Pat Sturz

IT security and fraud

  • Why do farms and cooperatives require IT security?
  • Internal controls
  • Types of IT security
Mark Eich, Randall Romes, Alex Becker

Social Security

  • How is Social Security taxed?
  • Deciding when to start drawing Social Security
James Clemensen, Brian McKibban

Farm succession and estate planning

  • Options for transitioning your farm
  • Mapping income to reach financial goals
  • Transfer triggers
Pat Sturz, Paul Neiffer, Rod Mauszycki, Brian McKibban

Grain elevator issues

  • Grain accounting
  • Hedging consulting and discussions
  • Equity management and planning
Brian Brown, Jim Halvorsen

Essential bookkeeping

  • Bookkeeping requirements for entities of all sizes
  • Payroll: in‐house versus outsourced
  • Software programs
Jim Marzolf
QuickBooks for agriculture Jim Marzolf
Cost accounting and lean accounting Jim Marzolf
Charitable giving Brian McKibban
Agribusiness – state and local taxation Dustin Hubbard
IRAs and required minimum distributions Brian McKibban, Andy Frye
Tax law changes and updates Paul Neiffer, Chris Hesse
Agribusiness finance Jim Marzolf
Industries Speakers
Cooperatives Mike Lensmire, Jim Halvorsen, Jeff Brandenburg, Becky Smith
Dairy Pat Sturz, Rod Mauszycki, Joe Cerillo
Farm supply Jim Halvorsen, Brian Brown
Feed and grain David Thomsen, Paul Neiffer, Brian Brown
Fertilizer, chemical dealers Robby Walker, Brian Brown, Patrick Bushman
Fisheries Chuck Morgan, Michele Pratt
Fruit, nut Paul Neiffer, Nate Bishop, Robby Walker
Implement dealers Bryan Laabs
Livestock, poultry, hogs Jim Heilman, Brandt Self, Dennis Hicks
Seed distributors J.T. Huxford, Dennis Hicks, Shevar Goonewardena
Vegetables, row crops Rod Mauszycki, Paul Neiffer, Chris Hesse, Pat Sturz
Vineyards Nate Bishop, Reed Matthews, Ryan MacDonald, David Hale
Regions Speakers
Eastern Jay Gray
Eastern Midwest Jeff Brandenburg, Mike Lensmire, Todd Etheridge
Midwest Rod Mauszycki, Pat Sturz
Southwest Robby Walker, Shevar Goonewardena
Northwest David Thomsen, Paul Neiffer, David Enquist

Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.