Austin Duerfeldt - Agricultural Systems Economist Extension Educator

Austin Duerfeldt

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5985 G Rd Nebraska City NE 68410
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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.

Graphic noting end of year calendar for prepaid expenses

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
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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Gold Star Negotiations: ZOPA

September 18, 2018
When negotiating, identifying the Zone of Possible Agreement (ZOPA) can help you more realistically find a "middle ground" that creates a win-win for both negotiators.

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Comparison of using the book and tax depreciation schedules

Depreciation — What It Is and How To Use It

August 27, 2018
When and how should you use cost depreciation and when is better to use match depreciation? Each method offers benefits and can help guide decision-making.

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Excel® Pro Tip: Sumif

August 23, 2018
The "Sumif" app in Excel may be just what you need to sum data from individual fields within a category. Rather than restructure your data, this tool allows for customization.

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Gold Star Negotiations: Interest Over Position

August 14, 2018
When negotiating, listening for the true interests of both parties can be essential to achieving a win-win. Here's how one negotiation was opened up by broadening the discussion.

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