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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Excel Pro Tip: Using Multiple Windows

June 14, 2018
As Excel workbooks get more complex, it often becomes necessary to review different parts of a spreadsheet or different spreadsheets in the workbook at the same time. Using multiple windows can be a real time saver, helping users be more effective.

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Figure 1. Considering a new equipment purchase? Accounting for new ag equpment purchases changed with the new tax law. It might be a good time to visit with your ag accountant about the effect of losing the "Like Kind Exchange."

Trading Equipment Without Like Kind Exchange

May 22, 2018
Learn how the new federal tax law affects depreciation and basis with new ag equipment purchases. This is one in a series of articles on accounting considerations for ag operations.

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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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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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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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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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