Austin Duerfeldt - Agricultural Systems Economist Extension Educator

Austin Duerfeldt

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116 W 19th St Ste #2 Falls City NE 68355
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Introduction in CropWatch

Austin Duerfeldt is the Southeast District Agricultural Economist Extension Educator specializing in accounting, financial analysis and taxation. 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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Charting Commodities: Technical vs Fundamental Analysis

February 18, 2019
A new series of articles, Charting Commodities, will explore the basics of some of the more common indicators used in technical analysis. This article defines and compares technical analysis and fundamental analysis.

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Ways to Stretch Cash Flow

February 15, 2019
Over time, negative cash flows will put farm and ranch businesses, and the lifestyle of the owners, at serious risk. Consider these recommendations to improve your cash flow.

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Cornhusker Economics: Negotiating Cash Rent Like a Pro

February 13, 2019
Given the constraints of both the landlord and tenant, real estate taxes, and the farm economy, finding an equitable crop land rental agreement before February 28 may take a little creativity this year. Considering these factors may help.

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Accounting for Agriculture: Step Up While Passing Down

December 11, 2018
A major consideration in estate planning is the transfer of assets to the next generation. Using step-up in basis can allow for the sale of long-held farm ground that appreciated in value, with little to no capital gain issues.

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Ag Accounting: The Ins and Outs of Prepaid Expenses

November 12, 2018
Are you considering some late 2018 purchases? Three factors can help you and your tax preparer determine whether they meet the Internal Revenue Service requirements for a prepaid expense.

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Figure 1. Are you enhancing your farm income with a side business, such as custom haying or product sales? Knowing all your product's attributes can help you tailor your management and marketing plan to help grow your business.

Running Your Business: What is your Product?

October 30, 2018
A lot of farm and ranch operations have side businesses such as selling seed corn, installing fence, doing conservation land work, or providing other custom services. This series looks at how to develop these side businesses.

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Standing in a field an employer shows a new employee the "lay of the land" and the operation.

Running Your Business: Employment-at-Will

October 8, 2018
Nebraska is an "employment-at-will" state; however, there are instances when an employee's dismissal could be illegal. This article is one in a series on running your own business.

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Gold Star Negotiations: BANTA

September 26, 2018
When negotiating, knowing when and under what conditions you should walk away is critical to your success. Here's how to use BANTA the next time you negotiate.

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