dairy farm accounting



In the agricultural world, there are so many different kinds of farmers that produce different kinds of products for the world to consume. Most all produce different types of foods that you are able to purchase at the grocery store such as apples, beef, rice, and so much more. An item that many purchase weekly is milk. As a dairy farmer, you are the one that makes it possible for there to be milk in the stores and things such as cheese, sour cream, and creamer. Milk is something that many people would not be able to go without. Dairy farmers are vital for our grocery stores to stay stocked with milk and many other dairy products. At Cooper Norman, we know how crucial dairy farmers are, so we want to help you focus on providing your products to the world. In agriculture, there is a lot of stress that comes with running the business and we want to help ease some of that by taking a few responsibilities off your plate such as finances, payroll, business planning and of course taxes. 

If you are a dairy farmer that has inherited a farm that has been passed down each generation or you have started your own dairy farm, we want to help you! The past few years have been especially stressful for those in agriculture considering the economy as prices have gone up and all that it takes to run a successful dairy. Our accountants are able to help you assess what you are spending and receiving along with how your business is doing as a whole. Finances can be tedious and stressful. If you allow us to take care of them for you, it will free you up to spend more time focusing on your business and your family. 





When it comes to running a business, one of the most important things to do is to keep track of all of the finances. You must keep an accurate and up to date record of the expenses of the business. With our help, we will keep track of what expenses are being paid, receivables, and payments that need to be made. At the end of each month, we will give a monthly report so you never feel that you dont know what is happening within your own business. Bookkeeping can be a tedious task that takes a lot of time, but with our help, you will be able to focus on other areas of your business that need your attention. 


Taxes are something that require year-round planning. Our accountants are experienced and will give your business all of the advantages it deserves when it comes to taxes. We will be upfront and help you plan accordingly for the upcoming tax season. This may include starting an account that is used to save specifically for taxes so you have the funds to cover your taxes if needed. 


Depending on the size of your operation, you may have just a few employees or more than 50 but regardless you still have to process payroll for them. At Cooper Norman, we can ensure that your employees are getting paid in a timely manner. Ensuring that each paycheck is on time, correct with the taxes that need to be paid, and the correct paycheck amount. With us, your employees will be able to depend on always receiving what is deserved each payday without problems. We will file any and all reports that need to be done in association with payroll and give you reports on what is being paid as well. 

Business Transition Planning 

In the agricultural industry, it is not uncommon for a farm to be passed down from generation to generation. We will be able to help you form a plan of succession that will take place and how to make the transition as smooth as possible. Planning what will happen to the business is crucial, but so is planning for retirement. We are able to help with your retirement plan including what steps to take in order to get the outcome that you hope for when you get to retirement age. When estate planning, we will take into consideration estate taxes and gifting strategies that will be the most beneficial to your family members. 



There are a lot of demanding jobs out there and being a dairy farmer is one of them. Owning a dairy farm means that you have to be on call at all times in case of a calf being born, machinery breaking, or cattle injury. There are many things that take up your time as a farmer even without the stresses of finances. With our help, you will be able to spend time doing other things that are more demanding of your attention. But also, being able to spend time with your loved ones and doing something for yourself is just as important as your business. Let us take care of the finances, payroll, and more so you have more time in your schedule. 



When it comes to finances for dairy farms, we are eager to help. With our team of accountants who are experienced, dedicated, and detail-oriented we will be able to give you peace of mind with your finances. We know the ins and outs of taxes to ensure that you get the most out of the tax breaks you deserve along with creating a relationship that your employees can depend on you for on-time payments. With our help, you will not have to be stressed about the day to day finances or tax season because Cooper Norman can take care of it all for you. Giving you time to focus on other components in your business or personal life. Owning a business is supposed to give you more freedom, give yourself that little bit of time freedom by letting us take care of your finances. Please call us with any questions that you may have, we are here to help you!

Idaho Falls

1000 Riverwalk Drive Suite 100
PO Box 51330
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83405

208.525.8038 (Fax)


444 Hospital Way
Suite 555
Pocatello, Idaho 83201

208.232.6007 (Fax)


1495 Parkway Dr.
Blackfoot, ID 83221



859 South Yellowstone
Suite 204
Rexburg, Idaho 83440

208.525.8038 (Fax)

Twin Falls

722 North College Road
PO Box 5399
Twin Falls, Idaho 83303

208.734.9609 (Fax)


184 SW 5th Ave
Suite 100
Meridian, Idaho 83642