Agriculture and Farming

 

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.
 
The IRS also offers audio presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster. 
 
Visit their Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses section of the IRS site for more.

 

The IRS maintains a valuable collection of resources for small businesses called the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.  Visit their site for forms, articles, videos, webinars and audio presentations for small businesses.

Leon Kirby

Leon Kirby

Current City: Endwell, NY

Co-founded a cash register business in 1967.  The product and services have changed since then and bought out my partner in 1989 and sold the business in 2005.  It is profitable and it international in its selling and supporting the product line since the company became an IBM Business Partner in 1986;  The company specializes in  supermarket point of sale systems, scanning, inventories, credit & debit cards and communications with the various suppliers of the supermarket.

Founded a software company that controlled inventories on cruise ships and at sports stadiums and college bookstores.  Had 65 dealers around the country.  Closed the company in 1989.

Had several rental properties Commercial and rentals to college students. Sold all units in 2002.

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Graduated from SUNY Canton in 1960 with an AAS degree.

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James R McCormick

James R McCormick

Current City: Oneida, WI
Chapter: Green Bay SCORE

Regular Army Officer with leadership experience as Platoon leader, Executive Officer, and Company Commander with 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions. 27 years with the United States Postal Service as Industrial Engineer, Manager Industrial Engineering, Director of Mail Processing, Director of Operations Support, and MSC Manager/Postmaster. The world's largest distribution, logistics, and delivery system - required proficiencies of me in operations improvement, personnel and labor relations; mechanical, building, and fleet maintenance, financial and operations analysis; air and highway transportation networks and contracting; facilities justification and design; Manager, supervisor and employee skills training; and public relations.

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<p> BS/MS Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University - MS in Industrial Engineering option. Executive programs from Duke Universities Fuqua School of Business and University of Virginia&#39;s Darden School of Business.</p>

Douglas J Crawford

Douglas J Crawford

Current City: Newark, OH

20 Years in Apparel industry doing research and Development and equipment design. 3 years in project management. 20 years in Plant Maintenance, management and engineering.

Awarded 5 US Patents

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<p> &nbsp; 4 years David Dale College of Engineering Mechanical engineering, Non Degree Hudson Valley Community College Industrial controls and design ,Certification Program. Utica College Business Management&nbsp;</p>

Maxey D Love

Maxey D Love

Current City: Columbia, SC
Chapter: Midlands SCORE

Thirty eight years with various banks in Farm Credit System. Began as Business Analyst with Columbia Bank for Cooperatives. Served as Chief Operations Officer with the Central Bank for Cooperatives in Denver, Colorado 1980-1985. Retired as CEO of AgFirst Farm Credit Bank on February 28, 1998. Served on Board of Directors of Southern States Cooperative, Richmond, VA from 2003 through 2009.

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<p> BS and MS in Agriculture Economics, University of Florida,Gainesville, FL</p>

David Willard Maaske

David Willard Maaske

Current City: Sussex, WI

David W. Maaske is a senior marketing executive with over 30 years of financial services, consulting, marketing communications, global manufacturing and general management experience in small business, regional, national and global organizations, including strategic planning, project management, business processes, internal and external marketing, brand positioning, business development, mergers, acquisitions, E-commerce, marketing research, lead generation, channel planning, business analysis and forecasting, and customer engagement. He is a creative leader with proven strengths in developing marketing processes and functions.

2009 to 2011,  ALIGN fsc, Atlanta, Georgia Align FSC is an independent consulting firm staffed by a team of professionals, each with extensive experience working with major financial institutions, specializing strategic marketing, product management and organizational alignment for mid-sized banks and credit unions in the North and South American markets. Senior Consultant: Responsible for account management, project definition and proposals, strategy development, implementation and follow-up.

2008 BMO Harris (formerly Marshall & Ilsley Corporation), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vice President – Business and Commercial Marketing: Responsible for development, communication, implementation and measurement of successful marketing strategies and tactics to support the profitable growth of the Commercial, Business and Treasure Management Solutions lines of business.

2007 StrateVation LLC, Sussex, Wisconsin, Founder and President of an independent strategic marketing consulting firm focused on marketing research, strategy development and implementation to achieve profitable growth for leading b-to-b organizations: conducted marketing consulting for a leading mid-west agricultural commodity risk management firm and product pricing research for Case IH .

2001 to 2006 Charleston|Orwig Inc., Hartland, Wisconsin A full service marketing firm providing strategic services, marketing communications and public issues management to global organizations including Pfizer, Arm & Hammer, Miller Brewing, PPL Corporation and Smithfield Foods:  Director – Strategic Services responsible for developing strategic marketing plans and brand positioning strategies for existing clients and new business prospects.

1989 to 2000 CNH Industrial (formed November, 1999 with merger of Case Corporation and New Holland, N.V.), Racine, Wisconsin: A global $11 billion designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural, construction equipment and financial services. Sr. Director, Worldwide Strategic Services: responsible for developing and implementing strategic planning processes, including business intelligence and marketing research.

• Developed and implemented “Case Strategic Thinking and Planning Process” that was utilized by the global agricultural equipment, construction equipment and financial services business units. The process included scenario planning, economic analysis, industry forecasts, financial analysis and cross-functional teams.

• Directed the marketing research team, including outside consultants, that provided voice-of-the-customer research input for new product development teams, including product concept, prototype evaluations, pricing, brand positioning, customer satisfaction and quality.

• Managed organizational interface with outside consultants, including developing request for proposal (RFP), evaluating and identifying projects

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Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Strategic Brand Managment

University of Chicago, Product Pricing

Allis-Chalmers, Advanced Management Program

University of Wisconsin, Madison, MS in Economics

University of Wisconsin, Madison, BS in Agricultural Economics

James F Longe

James F Longe

Current City: Racine, WI

Banking: Commercial Banking - Sr. Lender, Credit Officer, Work outs-Commercial and Real Estate projects, Bank Leadership Roles include President Small Bank. Commercial Finance: Dealership Lending and Workouts - Agricultural and Construction Equipment industries.

Participates in ownership and director roles in several small businesses.

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BBA - University of Notre Dame MBA-Finance University of Michigan

An advisory board is an informal group. This is not a board of directors. It is a group of mentors. The group has no financial interest in your firm. This is a group of outside advisors who share their knowledge to help you be more competitive, think strategically and offer specific advice in key skill areas.

The benefits of an advisory board include: setting aside time to think strategically, obtain feedback and insights from outside the company, and gather information and expertise from peers who have knowledge in different areas than your own. In general, a three to five person board will likely meet your needs.

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