SC New and Beginning Farmer Program

The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer program (SCNBFP) is focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of their local agricultural community by providing them with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs; sound business managers; exemplary stewards of SWAPA (soil, water, air, plants, and animals), and successful marketers of the unique products they create; and, perhaps most importantly, individuals who have a sense of pride and quality of life as a result of their investment and participation in the agricultural community of South Carolina.

Upcoming Alumni Association Workshop

Accounting, Taxes and What You Don't Know--YET !!

Friday, December 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Phillips Market Center, SC State Farmers Market
117 Ballard Ct
West Columbia, SC 29172

With a focus on farm-related enterprises, this program will provide information to increase understanding and practical knowledge of good recordkeeping and accounting practices; farm financials; and taxes. The first portion of the program will review best recordkeeping practices and the interrelationship with tax management.

The second part of the program will cover agricultural related taxes in detail, including:

  • Best practices for small farm businesses
  • Tax implications for different business structures
  • Income types for tax purposes
  • Depreciation
  • Non-cash transactions
  • Employee vs. independent contractor
  • Livestock transactions
  • Other common agribusiness tax related topics

Instructor: Adam J. Kantrovich, Ph.D
Clemson Extension Agribusiness, Director-Tax School

Dr. Adam Kantrovich is an Extension Associate Professor of Agribusiness with Clemson University following 10-years with Michigan State University Extension where he spent time in the field working directly with farms and the ag industry. Dr. Kantrovich’s program specialty areas include accounting & financial analysis, succession & estate planning, agricultural tax and risk management, guest worker related issues, affordable care act for agricultural employers, and areas of ag policy. Dr. Kantrovich has past experience within the private and public sectors including faculty at other universities, the commodity futures market at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with the U.S.D.A. APHIS.

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