Austin Duerfeldt - Agricultural Systems Economist Extension Educator

Austin Duerfeldt
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.

Ag accounting worksheets
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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Negotiations

Types of Negotiators (Part 1)

March 19, 2018
Successful Negotiations 101: Know the style of the person with whom you're negotiating. Do they need details and time to absorb them or do they prefer fast-paced decision-making? Learn how to improve your negotiating skills.

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Negotiations
Negotiations

Negotiations: Striving for a Fair Process

March 14, 2018
In the second article in a series on successful negotiation tactics, the author describes why using a process that is deemed to be procedurally fair has resounding effects on the end negotiated result.

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Calculator and rolls of financial data

Accounting for Agriculture: Personal Property Tax Relief Act

March 5, 2018
With new changes in tax laws and likely more on the way, if you have tangible property in several districts, consider this option for taking more than one personal property tax exemption. With a little more paperwork, you can keep more of your income on the farm or ranch.

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Calculator and rolls of financial data
Calculator and rolls of financial data

Accounting for Agriculture: Using Constructive Receipts

February 27, 2018
Constructive receipts, as provided by US Internal Revenue Service code, provide a means for time-sensitive accounting to address transactions crossing over two record-keeping periods. Here's how to correctly use this accounting option.

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Graphing data in recordkeeping software
Figure 1. Using keyboard shortcuts can help you use Excel even more efficiently.

Excel Pro Tips for Increased Efficiency

February 21, 2018
Learning how to use these keyboard shortcuts in Excel® can help you work more efficiently and likely with less frustration, once these tips are mastered.

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Negotiations

Gold Star Negotiations: Applying the Ackerman Bargaining Method

February 13, 2018
From buying new equipment to countering your kid’s request to stay up another 20 minutes, everyone negotiates. Learn these tips for applying the Ackerman Bargaining Method in everyday negotiations to achieve your goals.

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