Austin Duerfeldt - Agricultural Systems Economist Extension Educator

Austin Duerfeldt

5985 G Rd Nebraska City NE 68410
Faculty Bio
Introduction in CropWatch

Austin Duerfeldt is the Southeast District Agricultural Economist Extension Educator specializing in accounting, financial analysis and taxation. His office is at the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City. Duerfeldt has a BS in public accounting with a minor in agricultural business and an MBA with an emphasis on agricultural economics. He served as Richardson County Treasurer from 2012 to 2017.

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Accounting for Agriculture: Who’s a “Related Person”? May 14, 2018

Understanding the IRS definition of family and its implications for your taxes is important when doing business with "related persons." This is one in a series of articles on Accounting for Agriculture.

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Gold Star Negotiations — The Winner's Curse May 7, 2018

From buying new equipment to countering your child’s request to stay up another 20 minutes, everyone negotiates. This series is designed to provide helpful tips and tricks to use and watch out for when negotiating. See more articles in this series.

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Excel Pro Tip: Using the Subtotal Formula May 2, 2018

In this week's Excel tip, learn now to use the Subtotal formula, a real time-saver when entries or categories change so you can avoid changing individual formulas.

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Cash Flow Budgeting for Farms and Ranches April 23, 2018

Cash flow statements and budgets are a crucial part of the farm and ranch business financial management, allowing farm and ranch managers to track the actual inflows and outflows of cash.

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Negotiation Tips: Getting to Yes

The Three Types of "Yes" in Negotiations April 19, 2018

If you walk into a negotiation pushing only your agenda and looking for your "Yes," you may miss out on crucial details and not end up where you think you should be. Getting to a well understood "Yes" is critical to good negotiations.

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Sample Excel page showing the use of subtotal
Figure 1. Using the Subtotal formula can make it easy to derive total, despite category changes from year to year.

Excel Pro Tip: Conditional Formatting April 11, 2018

This series — Excel Pro Tips — covers some of the best formulas, tables, conditional formatting, and other processes to help users manage their record keeping more efficiently. This week it looks at conditional formatting,which can change the formatting of cells to provide fast visual cues to potential discrepancies.

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Ag accounting worksheets

How Good Accounting Practices Aid Decision Making April 3, 2018

Correctly allocating costs, such as those for producing grain to feed livestock, can help provide solid information for decision making. Less careful allocations can confuse actual costs and lead to unfortunate management decisions.

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Negotiations, Farm Management

Types of Negotiators (Part 2) March 26, 2018

In the second article in this series, learn about two more negotiator types — Amiable and Expressive — and how best to negotiate with them. This is part of a larger series on how to improve your negotiation skills.

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