Florida Agricultural Financial Management Conference on October 21-22, 2013 in Orlando

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New partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is designed to elevate educational programming, technology and networking benefits for attendees.

Orlando, Fla. – The executive committee of the annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference has officially announced the dates for this year’s conference on October 21 – 22, 2013 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. Some of the nation’s leading agricultural and economic experts will be in Orlando to address financial strategies impacting one of Florida’s primary industries. A portion of the funding for the conference is provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services through a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant.

Conference attendees will learn best practices to help their businesses move to the next level. Educational sessions will cover topics such as economic forecasting, risk management, banking and lending trends, business succession planning, regulatory issues, compliance measures surrounding the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, and external factors influencing cash flow.

Event organizers have maintained their commitment to offer a high-quality experience and affordable pricing at one of central Florida’s premier golf and recreational resorts. Regina Thomas, co-chair of the conference noted, “It’s very important that we’re able to offer registration and accommodations at a reasonable price that is attractive to farmers and agricultural producers. Our focus is on mentoring agribusinesses to grow in an industry that has seen rapid change. We want to help them diversify and stay ahead of the curve.”

People who should attend the conference include agribusiness owners and operators, accounting managers, chief financial officers, controllers, attorneys and certified public accountants. For more information or to register, please visit www.fafmc.org.

In addition, corporate sponsorship packages are now available and include registration for four attendees, introduction of speaker(s) at one session during the conference, recognition at the Monday evening cocktails & hors d’oeuvres reception, signage prominently displayed at conference, collateral distribution, digital attendee contact list, display table in exhibition area, exposure via electronic/website promotions, and logo recognition in the brochure. Contact Karen Keene at kkeene@deanmead.com for sponsorship details.

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