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If you ever forget your consultants email address, just remember—it’s their first name initial followed by their last name
@
iowafarmbusiness.org 

For example:  
Kent Vickre’s email address is 
kvickre
@
iowafarmbusiness.org

The IFBA annual Fall Workshop was held September 18-20, 2006 in Manchester, Iowa.  This three day workshop covered a wide range of topics and speakers which included:
·New IFBA Analysis Program:  Consultants reviewed and discussed the new analysis program input and reports.  The new reports will include more graphs and improved financial data as requested from members.
·PcMars Improvements:  consultants discussed members’ requests for enhancements to the PcMars program.  Several of the features are completed so the consultants were able to “test” and discuss the updates.
· IRS Liaison:  Kristy Maitre, IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison for the State of Iowa, discussed procedures to help resolve tax issues.  She specialized in helping tax preparers deal with special issues relating to IRS processing of tax returns and problems.

Ken McKenney has relocated his Humboldt office to the rural Story City area as a result of becoming a full-time consultant with Central Iowa Farm Business Association.  Ken has been a part-time consultant since 1996 when he was hired to

KEN MCKENNEY’S NEW OFFICE

serve Kossuth, Winnebago and Hancock counties in northern Iowa.  Ken had served as Central Iowa board president and assisted an existing office with analysis preparation prior to accepting the part-time position.

· Title 19 Update:  Jennifer Wendt Geisler, a lawyer with Moyer & Bergman, updated the consultants on changes to the Title 19 program.  Her remarks focused on retirement asset planning and how the Title 19 program can effect asset control and income.
·105 Plans:  Rick Rosenquist demonstrated 105 Concepts Internet based 105 plan software.  This company has eliminated the paper submittal currently required by members who participate in the 105 medical reimbursement plan.
· New Production Technology:  Mark Johnson, intern with Pioneer, spoke about progress in soybean genetics and some of the changes they envisioned in the next five to ten years.
The fall workshop is a chance for your consultant to learn about new technologies and discuss tax issues to “gear up” for your tax pre-add.

CONSULTANT FALL WORKSHOP HELD IN MANCHESTER

In Ken’s new position he will continue to serve his existing northern members and his new membership primarily in the Story, Polk and Boone county area.

Ken and his wife Kelley’s (who also works in his office) new home and office location is:

Central Iowa Farm Business Association
14885 550th Avenue
Story City, IA  50248
Phone/Fax:  515-733-5000
Cell Phone:  515-368-1687
Email:  kmckenney@iowafarmbusiness.org

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NAFBAS Conference

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Stewart Receives Award

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Cook/Upah Receive

Murken Scholarship

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Hope Scholarship Credit

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