Terry Betker, CEO, Backswath Management Inc, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.backswath.com, O-204-275-0458; C-204-782-8200; 1024 Kilkenny Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T5A5, Canada. Formerly with MyersNorrisPenney, Betker works with a network of consultants working on business continuity/succession planning, benchmarking, growth and risk management, and external management resources/advisory boards.
Centrec Consulting (Champaign, IL) Steve Hofing, Managing Partner, 217-352-1190,www.centrec.com. Wittman Consulting has associated with this firm since the early 1980’s on topics including lender training, family business, strategic planning, public policy, CFO support functions, and financial feasibility.
CliftonLarsonAllen has offices in several mid-west and eastern states and the PNW after a recent merger with LeMaster & Daniels. Paul Neiffer email@example.com is AgriBusiness and Cooperatives Partner focusing on financial and tax management including succession planning; he is a Top Producer magazine columnist and writes the FarmCPA blog on www.agweb.com and at www.farmcpatoday.com; 509-823-2920 (direct), 509-961-9739 (cell). 610 N 39th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902. Other resources: Darel Thompson (Tri-Cities, WA) firstname.lastname@example.org; David Thomsen (Quincy, WA), email@example.com, 509-787-4513; Minneapolis, MN: Rod Mauszycki, firstname.lastname@example.org 612-376-4500
Davon Cook consults in family business planning and facilitates peer groups in affiliation with Lance Woodbury LLC. Davon co-managed her own family’s ag processing business, and has consulted throughout the ag value chain for years. She brings the right mix of firsthand family business experience and strong business skills to meet the range of a client’s needs. Contact her at email@example.com, 806-773-4526 (located in Northern Colorado; serves clients throughout Central US).
Brenda Duckworth, formerly with Texas Ag Extension; now working with individual clients on Management Accounting and family business management issues, P O Box 161, Happy, TX 79042; C-940-357-9777, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eide Bailly LLP, Steve Eckroth (ND) 701-255-8446, tax and consulting; Steve Troyer (Fargo, ND), email@example.com, 701-476-8307; Jim Hauge, Bismarck ND, firstname.lastname@example.org 701-255-8484; Duane Thompson (Mankato, MN), email@example.com, 507-386-6290.
Bernie Erven, Ohio State professor who operates under the company Erven HR Services. Bernie teaches at TEPAP in Austin, TX covering personnel management; very down to earth grasp of personnel management implementation strategies; and does lots of work in adult education. Contact at 5987 Rocky Rill Road, Columbus, OH 43235, 614-888-9953, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon R. Farquharson (Pendleton, OR), ISU Insurance Services – The Stratton Agency, (541) 276-2302, email@example.com, Estate, Business, Asset protection & succession planning; Insurance; Retirement Plans & Investments; Jon worked with me on the Farm Financial Standards Council board and managerial accounting training project with the Clearwater Direct Seed Peer Networking group.
Farm Credit East Business Consulting – approx. 20 consulting staff throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey. Consulting Group goal is to match local folks up with local consultants with expertise specific to client’s needs or project. Contact: Erin S. Pirro, Business Consultant, Enfield, CT, 860-741-4451, erin.pirro@FarmCreditEast.com, www.farmcrediteast.com/en/Services/Business-Consulting.aspx
Elaine Froese, PHEc, CAFA, consults in Canada, the U.S. and Australia in conflict resolution and succession planning and her family farms in Manitoba, CA. She mediates for the Farm Debt Mediation Service in Canada, writes columns for farm magazines and authored “Do the Tough Things Right…how to prevent communication disasters in family business.” Contact: 866-848-8311; www.elainefroese.com
GROW: The Family Business Advisors. Former Lookout Ridge Consulting consultants Barb Dartt, Stephanie Edsall, Mike Fassler and John Williams launched new firm January 2013; they support family businesses and farm operations in succession planning, financial management, strategic planning, and helping clients build teams processes; located at 5708 Venture Court, Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI; www.growthefamily.biz; 800-663-5604.