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:
Tim Anderson, CPA, MAcc
208.232.6006 (Office)
Other Resources:
Fresh Shed Survey 2013