Agriculture Industry

About Us

Our mission is to provide the highest level of financial services to assist our Ag clients to achieve their financial goals.  Our Ag professionals understand your business.  At Cooper Norman we use a team approach to problem solving and the development of long-term strategic plans tailored to your objectives.

Cooper Norman has extensive experience with all types of Ag Producers include potatoes, sugar beet, grains, cattle, horse, and other crops and livestock producers.  Most of our Ag professionals were raised on family farm and ranching operations and have first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day workings of your business.

Cooper Norman offers the following services to Ag Producers:

1. Monthly Bookkeeping Services
Including paying approved invoices
Bank account reconciliations
Receivables and Payables management
Line of Credit monitoring
Monthly statements if desired

2. Payroll and Payroll Reporting
Preparation of payroll checks, direct deposits, etc.
Filling of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
H-2A and E-Verify assistance

3. Tax Planning, Entity Structuring, and Tax Preparation
Pro-active, up-front and solution oriented planning 
Optimize asset protection planning
Optimize tax strategies
Strategic planning for ownership changes  

4. Preparation of Financial Statement
Preparation of cash or accrual basis financial statements
Audits, reviews, and compilations
Fair market value financial statements
Evaluation of budgeted to actual performance

5. Estate Planning specifically for Ag Producers
Family succession and transition planning 
Wealth preservation and retirement planning
Estate tax and gifting strategies 

6. Consulting and Management Advisory Services
Business management, consulting, and planning
Debt restructuring
Lease/buy analysis
Government program assistance
Enterprise crop cost accounting
Assist with buying, selling, trading of farm land and machinery and equipment

Cooper Norman will assist you in selecting the services you need annually and conveniently price those services to be paid evenly on a monthly basis through out the year.  

We are members of the following Professional Organizations:

Member of the Idaho Grower Shipper Association (IGSA)
Member of the Idaho Cattlemen’s Association (ICA)

Contact Information

Committee Chair:
  Clint Tavenner, CPA
208.523.0862 (Office)
  208.521.3048 (Cell)
Other Resources:
Fresh Shed Survey 2013